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How we use Color.

How professionals use certain tools and education to apply color theory choices.

Keep Lighting in Mind When Choosing Your Color

Keep Lighting in Mind When Choosing Your Color

By on August 22, 2012 in How we use Color. with 11 Comments

Lighting and color go hand in hand. You can have great color but it you have poor lighting, you color can look very different. Keep in mind your lighting when choosing your colors. Look at the color of the shades and bulbs because that will modify how the color will look in your space. Choosing […]

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Tips to Avoid Confusion When Choosing a Proper Color for Your Home

Tips to Avoid Confusion When Choosing a Proper Color for Your Home

1. Get to know the colors. A little bit of research won’t do you any harm. Study the standard color wheel, and collect paint strips to aid you in making the decision. Consider the intensity (brightness) of a color and its range of hues from the lightest to the darkest. 2. Decide on a color […]

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Color For Kids Rooms. Should they choose their own colors?

Color For Kids Rooms. Should they choose their own colors?

Don’t you just love the colors kids WANT to choose for their room? I know when I have my color consultations and it’s time to choose color for a kids room, Mom is nervous, the kids are excited and I just laugh – to myself of course. I think know it’s super important to let the kid choose […]

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Color Week Roundup

Color Week Roundup

By on April 8, 2012 in How we use Color. with 3 Comments

What are the options for Painting Contractors when it comes to choosing, or help customers to choose paint colors?

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Offering Your Customers A Full Spectrum of Color Choices

Offering Your Customers A Full Spectrum of Color Choices

By on March 29, 2012 in How we use Color., Uncategorized with 11 Comments

If you are a painter that likes to keep on top of trends, the latest one to emerge in color and paint is something called full-spectrum color. Basically it is color created from a minimum of five colorants and without the use of black or gray in the mix. The result is richer and bolder […]

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Comfort Food, Comfort Colors

Comfort Food, Comfort Colors

By on March 27, 2012 in How we use Color., Uncategorized with 2 Comments

A warm, steaming cup of coffee, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, chicken soup, these are all foods that are very comforting – they make us feel good! That’s what we want in our homes, color that makes us feel good. What are those “feel good” colors? Grab your coffee, sit down and come with me. […]

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Paint Prep and Visualizing your Dreams

Paint Prep and Visualizing your Dreams

By on March 22, 2012 in How we use Color. with 6 Comments

Good things sometimes take a while—from painting prep to making dreams real. More than simply open-the-can-and roll, communication is an important part of the house-painting and color-selecting process. Visualizing is another piece of the process and sometimes we need all the help we can get. Have you ever wished you could see your home painted […]

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Contractors Beige – Really?

Contractors Beige – Really?

What is Contractor’s Beige? Contractor’s Beige is the color that the Builder uses as a generic wall color. Sometimes you see it beige like in this photo and sometimes it’s white, Contractor’s white. Is Contractor’s Beige a bad thing? Yes and no. The builder has to put some type of “paint” on the wall but […]

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Color Experts, Consultants, Designers or DIYers?

Color Experts, Consultants, Designers or DIYers?

By on March 21, 2012 in How we use Color. with 7 Comments

How do you choose color? I admit, I am a DIYer when it comes to color selection, I use the Fan Decks, Brochures and Color Samples to help customers pick colors, and it usually turns out ok, but just ok. A few things happened in the past year that made me realize I really should […]

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Big Paint Samples Put Big Smiles on Your Customer’s Face

Big Paint Samples Put Big Smiles on Your Customer’s Face

When it comes to choosing paint colors, most painters will simply hand their customer a fan deck. They don’t want to be involved in the process of choosing color because they don’t want to be blamed if the end result wasn’t what the customer envisioned. I get that. However, I think they are forgetting a […]

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How to Choose Colors for your Home

How to Choose Colors for your Home

It’s easy as A, B, C, D … and maybe E. I’ll show you how. THE FOYER Choosing color for your home can be a challenge. Here I can show you where to place color and also  offer you some color suggestions. When I design a color palette for my clients, I refer to the […]

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Big Samples Make a Big Difference in Choosing Paint Colors

Big Samples Make a Big Difference in Choosing Paint Colors

By on August 24, 2011 in Customer Service, How we use Color. with 1 Comment

One of my favorite bloggers is Heidi Nyline of Warline Painting, she has a great writing style and is very knowledgable when it comes to color (or as my Canadian friends say, “colour”). She recently completed some color training in order to assist her customers better, maybe she’ll share some of her insights here in […]

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Making a Great Impression

Making a Great Impression

By on July 16, 2011 in How we use Color., Products with 2 Comments

I am so EXCITED to announce our second contest, Making a Great Impression, sponsored by the Faux Impressions line of Sherwin-Williams.  It’s a great line of versatile faux finishing products that can be used to create unique specialty finishes. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $200 credit at any Sherwin-Williams store towards the Faux Impressions line of decorative […]

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Choosing Colors

Choosing Colors

By on June 16, 2011 in Daily Pick, How we use Color. with 15 Comments

How do you help your customers choose colors? Do you just send them to the paint store? Bring in a designer? Spend hours looking through the fan decks and then applying samples? Color is such a personal choice and I think many of us are hesitant to guide customers, especially if we have no formal […]

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Choosing Color-Before and After

Choosing Color-Before and After

By on February 6, 2011 in How we use Color. with 1 Comment

The internet is a wonderful thing, where else could you find articles like this to help you choose paint colors? There are sites to help you decide “what color am I” and “what are the most popular color trends” and on and on. There is so much information now that the average homeowner can easily […]

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