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 a blog (hint, hint!) Her last post on The Magic Tricks for Choosing Colour was a great one and still gets viewed daily by readers!
Here is a recent blog she wrote about creating and using color samples. I think this is a great idea! How many times have you handed a customer a fan deck and watched as the number of choices caused the “deer in the headlights look”.
I wrote in a previous article that experience is the most important factor in being able to understand and choose paint colours. So what does that experience mean? It means a good colour consultant knows you can’t pick a colour from a two-inch paint chip alone. Mind you, we’ve repainted enough show home walls because the colour “wasn’t right” to know that not every designer recognizes their own limitations.