“Color is a universal, nonverbal language, and we all intuitively know how to speak it,” says Leslie Harrington, a color consultant and noted expert on the use of color in interior design. “What color you paint your walls isn’t just a matter of aesthetics. It’s a tool that can be leveraged to affect emotions and behavior.”
With this in mind, it’s important that homeowners become more cognizant of color – realizing that it’s not just a preferential decision. Color can actually fundamentally change the way people feel, think, and interact. Far more than matching a new paint color to existing floors, trim and furniture colors, the color of your walls can create a soothing environment, a fun stimulating environment, an inspirational and creative environment and so on. Utilizing your color consultant’s expertise in choosing the right palette for your intended space can certainly help you achieve your dream space.
Our professional color consultant will come to your home or office to help you create a color palette, taking into consideration your taste, your current furnishings, window treatments and flooring.
You’ll find that a color consultant will be invaluable whether you need just a few color ideas or an entire house palette. No matter what type of project you have in mind, you’ll get several benefits of working with a color professional.
They Can Save You Time
If you have been trying to come up with decorating and color ideas for your home, you’ve probably spent several hours going over paint color fan decks and fabric swatches. If you’re using Pinterest boards and online decorating inspiration, it can burn up a lot of time that you could be spending on more important things.
Working with a color consultant can save you time because they have already researched the best color combinations for you. You won’t have to pore over hundreds of colors because your consultant can narrow down your choices after just the first meeting. Having less color decisions to make saves you time and frustration.
Color Consultants Save You Money
Every time you purchase a sample can of paint or send away for fabric swatches it costs you money, and you’re still no closer to choosing a color palette for your home. While it may seem extravagant to hire a color consultant, you are saving time and money trying to sort through the wrong colors for weeks and weeks. Consulting a color professional can help you stretch your decorating budget, leaving more money for furniture and accessories.
You can also avoid costly mistakes like purchasing furniture in the wrong color, and even purchasing your paint only to realize you’ve made a terrible mistake after it’s on the walls. Just a brief visit with a color consultant can help you make better choices and save you from expensive mistakes. The most expensive mistake most home decorators make is choosing a color that isn’t right for the room and having to purchase more paint and redo the project.
Know the Newest Decorating Trends
Not everyone has time to keep up with the latest decorating and color trends. It may not be totally important to you to have the top color trends in your home, but if you’re thinking of resale value, you’ll want to know what buyers might prefer. Your color consultant can share the top trends for the year, and which colors will make your home more attractive to buyers. Even if you aren’t interested in going big with trendy colors, they make excellent accents in your new color palette.
A Color Consultant can Help You Make a Final Decision
It’s easy to become stuck with fear of making the wrong decision on color for your home. You may have already chosen a color palette or two, but you’re afraid to make a commitment for fear of getting it wrong. A color consultant can look at what you’ve chosen so far and help you fine tune it, or give you the confidence to go ahead with the color palette you already chose. Sometimes all a home decorator needs is some validation and confidence in the colors they’ve chosen.
They Can Be an Objective Third Party
Color consultants are often put in the position of mediator when a decision can’t be reached on a color palette. Each side has their favorite colors and the meaning they attach to those colors. Your consultant won’t take sides but will find creative ways to combine your favorite colors or incorporate a few colors into the best color palette for your home. Often you just need an objective outsider to resolve a decorating impasse.
They Help You Pull Everything Together
You may already have a great color scheme in your home but can’t seem to pull everything together to make it work. There may be nothing wrong with the colors you chose, but how you put them together doesn’t look right. It’s possible that you thought was your main color might work better as an accent color or using less or more of that color.
CJ & Son Painting is proud to offer Custom Color Consulting in the Ann Arbor area for all your painting projects. We want to ensure you are pleased with the outcome of your project and we know from experience that proper preparation and wise color choices lend a hand in making sure your painting job is seamless, stress-free and beautiful.