Is your home Color Perfect?

Color is complicated. Color can set a tone of a room, it can make a room seem more formal or informal, it can create a feeling of order or chaos. People have an emotional reaction to color, and it can affect your mood, energy level, and overall feeling when you enter a room. Basically, when you break it all down, color is one of the most important elements of the design of a space and it typically evokes the most fear when designing or changing a room. Let’s face it, paint is expensive and it’s really quite a pain. We have all been there. You see a color on a tiny sample at the paint store. You love it, it is the exact color of the rooms you spent hours browsing and pinning to your boards on Pinterest. You buy a few gallons and hire a painter or decide you’re going to do it yourself. You prep the room by moving furniture, protect the flooring and start taping everything off. Hours later after all the prep work, you finally get started. Hmmm…. That doesn’t look like the sample but maybe it will look different when it dries. Hours later… it doesn’t look the same as the room on my Pinterest board. A day later, I hate the way this looks. Back to the paint store. Money wasted. Time wasted. Energy wasted. Does any of this sound familiar?

Finding paint colors you like by spending time on Pinterest is a great start, but it is only the beginning. There are so many other items that have to be considered before diving head first into a pool of color. Color Consultants help guide you through a process of choosing a paint color you love and one that works for your home. If you have darker furnishings with mainly gold undertones, no matter how great that gray looks in that perfectly designed room on Pinterest, and no matter how much you love it, it will not work in your home.

Color Consultants (at least properly trained ones) have a process that is followed when selecting the best paint colors. It involves looking at the trim, cabinets, countertop materials/colors and existing furnishings. Then we review the overall look you’re wanting to achieve to find the best fit. It is a very detailed approach to selecting paint colors, but it is an approach that will ensure you’re not going to end up with a lot of wasted money, time and energy. Barbara Green from AOL Real Estate said that almost half the paint sales are generated from people picking the wrong paint color. At one point on Houzz there were over 326,000 discussions on the subject of people who chose the wrong paint color and they needed help. Color is complicated and there is no shame in relying on an expert to help you the next time you’re ready to make an update to your walls! You can spend your weekends enjoying life instead of mindlessly staring at tiny paint samples.

If you would like to learn more about the certification I hold in color, please click on the image below.