Can Anyone Really Choose a Good Paint Color?
I’ve heard it said that anyone can choose paint colors, flooring, or quartz counter tops… Whatever the product, ANYONE can do it successfully. To be perfectly honest, there is a thread of truth to the statement. After all anyone can select one good paint color, or one good carpet. What I know doesn’t come so easily to folks is selecting multiple colors, or finishes, to work one another. In fact, I’ve seen plenty of photos and homes that attest to this very fact.
As a professional color consultant, I have a gift for combining finishes, textures, and colors to create one harmonious space. If you don’t have that gift, you already understand the value of what I do. For everyone else, I thought it might be interesting if I were to state my core beliefs about color and the consulting I do. So in the style of every other great manifesto, let’s get started.
My Core Color Beliefs
I believe color is highly personal and that our likes and dislikes of certain hues are as unique to us as our fingerprints. While “one size fits all” pre-packaged color palettes can be beautiful, they don’t take a homeowner’s furnishings or deepest reactions to color into consideration. This is why my system of “Collaborative Color” is always at the forefront of my mind. When working in tandem with a client, I can be sure the palette truly reflects the way they prefer to live with color. It also ensures that the color creates the feeling they desire to achieve, while also working beautifully with their lighting and furnishings.
Some of the most beautiful and distinctive spaces are those that have been curated over time. Because of this, you’ll never hear me insist your beloved belongings need replacing. Any design professional can create a pleasing color scheme when given full reign to select all new finishes and furnishings. I believe true color alchemy occurs when old and new color plus finishes and furnishings are combined to create something new and exceptionally beautiful. My clients are thankful that I enjoy that challenge.
I believe the home building/renovation process should be a comfortable, and dare it be said enjoyable, experience. With over 10 “hands on” years in new residential construction, I know the ins and outs of what makes a project run smoothly. Helping clients navigate the often muddy waters of product selection decisions and deadlines to ensure the process is as headache free as possible is a specialty of mine. When you work with me, your finish selections will be made in a timely manner and coordinate perfectly together.
You Still Want to Choose Your Own Color?
Finally, if you’re a die-hard DIY fan and want to choose a paint color by yourself, head on over to the home page to sign up and receive a copy of my ever popular checklist. This is the tool that professional color consultant’s use on a daily basis to ensure they select perfect colors every time.