Color can be an intimidating thing to wear whether it's a bold dress, floral skirt or an extreme top, people tend to shy away from 'serious' color and lean toward neutrals and (one of my favorites) black.
However, I have found that accessories are perfect way to take neutrals and plain ol' black to the next level. From brightening a LBD with turquoise statement necklaces to giving your casual day look a pop with a bright handbags from brands like Paul's Boutique, Betsey Johnson or for the more budget savvy ladies, Forever21 and H&M. Don't be afraid to mix things up with a vivid belt or a striking scarf for the work day, and a brilliant shoe for a night on the town.
Play with color, within your personal limits, of course. You might be surprised how much you like having color in your wardrobe.