Choosing colors for your home or office should be a fun, relaxing, informative process. Color perception and preferences vary widely from person to person and are based on many different variables. The colors in your space should reflect YOU and not the designer. My job is to help you choose colors that reflect your taste while taking in to account other elements on the exterior or interior of your home or office.
Your homework before we meet is to come up with a few adjectives to describe how you want your room or exterior to feel. This helps give us a design direction and a goal. Pictures of rooms you like from magazines are also a great starting point.
After discussing color likes and dislikes, we will look at large paint samples which are yours to keep. Let’s face it, making decisions based on those tiny paint samples at stores is next to impossible and can often result in unhappy color surprises! We’ll look at some of the other factors which may affect color in your home or office and select possible accent colors.
I will leave you with directions in testing some of your favorite chosen colors and instructions on how to create sample boards for further viewing. This helps guarantee you will be satisfied with your choices.
Lastly, I take photos of the areas of your home or office that you wish painted and colorize them with your selected palate. I provide up to 2 renderings with up to 3 colors for your first hourly fee.
After our meeting, we will touch bases again to make sure you are happy with your colors and ready to paint. I will also give you your colorized photos at this time. I am pleased to provide painter and muralist references if desired.
Fees start at $90 per hour and include some basic photoshop work to help you visualize new color ideas as well as large color chips for you to view and keep. An hour usually covers 1-2 rooms or a simple exterior. More complex photoshop work such as for Victorian exteriors is extra. Once you view a few paint chips, it's very important to do some larger scale samples. I can provide large, painted color boards for $20 each if you don't wish to paint samples yourself. Occasionally, some painters may paint samples or brush-outs for you as well.