Color. I'm doing it this year. I used to shy away from color--I felt like my facial features and coloring would always get washed out by bright colors. I literally wore blacks, whites, grays and earth tones.
I think I just had to be ready for it. And 2012 is definitely the year to pull the trigger if you are thinking of taking the colorful plunge.
I think I just mixed metaphors as wildly as I mixed these two brights. Oh well. They both came out ok.
Even more color--my nails were pink!