Color Consultation

Consultation Services

Use color with confidence. Enjoy the process of choosing colors that harmonize with your fabrics and furnishings and that are appropriate to your taste and style. Color is more than decoration; it affects the feeling of health and well being. The color on the walls are the first basic layer of your design scheme. The psycho-physiological effects of color have a long history of being studied for their effects. Color has symbolic, associative, attention-drawing, and mood-creating effects. At home, use color effectively to create the desired moods and emotions you want to feel. Color can transform your space to make it feel larger, more cozy, warmer, or cooler. Color can open up small areas, illuminate dark areas and energize static areas.

Paint or decorative finishes? Whether it’s a boldly patterned design or subtle overall tonal coloration, we will guide you and create the combination of color and design that will bring the artistic solution that best suits your site, budget, and design style. There are a wide variety of paint products, materials, and application techniques. Areas of your home can be defined by using basic paint colors or special techniques.

General Services

  • Help clients discover their own personal design styles
  • Tips for using color to your advantage in your home and place of business
  • Introduce new concepts and ideas and respect personal preferences
  • Provide an integral color design plan: the big picture
  • Provide optional color schemes for a chosen colors
  • Discover how to use complex colors successfully
  • Create visual harmony and flow through your entire residence or place of business
  • Discover the focal points of your home or place of business
  • Discuss the possibilites of faux finishes, murals or other decorative elements
  • Get suggestions for combining color, pattern and texture
  • Discover unique colors that are personally yours
  • Discuss tips on painting your home or in directing your contractor
  • Interact with clients in an authentic way

Commercial Considerations

  • How can color help you meet your business goals?
  • How does your audience respond to your products and services?
  • How to use color to your advantage in marketing your products and services
  • How to use good color choices and design principles in creating your logo
  • Communicate with color in all your collateral materials

Fees

  • Free 30 minute phone consulatation to answer questions, obtain specifications and determine needs
  • Each project is unique. The actual fees will depend on the services you require
  • Custom faux finish samples start at $30/per sample and go up depending on product cost

Color Theory and Application: A Practical Example

Color trends? Most people aren't going to be changing their color scheme every year. Understand the color trends and options for using color in your home that will stand the test of time. Trendy colors are an indicator of products we’ll be seeing in the stores and going forward. Although its important to take note of trends, designing around the "in" color is not always a great idea. The colors in your home or office space need to endure beyond the transitory nature of whats "hot" right now. Color often needs compliment existing furnishing. Broader trends include greener living products. Ironically some of the current trends take us back to our simpler roots and the use of natural materials.

Just for fun. Using the 2013 Color as a starting color, I have created 5 different color schemes. The first color scheme is a complimentary color scheme which uses colors directly opposed to each other on the color wheel. A triadic color scheme, using 3 colors is another "discordant" color scheme. These are high contrast bold design schemes. A split-complimentary color scheme uses 3 colors, one color and two directly adjacent to its compliment on the color wheel. More "harmonious" color combinations are the analogous color scheme, using colors adjacent on the color wheel and the monochromatic color scheme, using colors from the same hue, but with varying saturation or lightness.

Here are some examples of how a room might look using these color schemes