Posts Categorized: Your Color Questions

Color Geography – the anatomy of a long-distance consult project

How does geographic location affect color choices? Even for long-distance color design projects, considering the lighting and the actual location is a “must.” Imagination is part of it, but also local-area images are important, along with the essential client-provided information. This is also where a digital image process can be so helpful. It’s a way to virtually see the building as-if it’s already painted with the new colors, using images the client provides. And it’s those images that offer a way to see what the house or other building looks like in it’s own environment. One example, a family’s house in… Read more »

Tips and Views on the meaning of cost–and the cost of color.

From remodeling your home to mowing your lawn…What is often at the top of a list of hesitations? “Price” or “Cost” often includes much more than an exchange of money. Let’s say, for the sake of this discussion, that it can be the cost of professional services. What does this have to do with remodeling, color, and design? As with most discussions there are various ways to look at the subject. Ultimately, the question would be “processed-focused” or “outcome-focused. Looking at “Cost vs. Pleasure” Cost Cost is outlay of cash Cost is the level of perceived value Cost is “Doing… Read more »

What more is there to say about color?

So, it’s been a while since I’ve written a post here. “Been So Busy…” is what people often say. I guess it’s true that I have ‘been busy.’ But here’s the thing. So much to think about color, so much to say, so little time, and so forth. I just decided to Ask! What would you like to hear about? It could be one of these topics but feel free to add your own requests! Interior color ideas? Exterior color ideas? Paint or other materials? Color Theory? Client questions? Full Spectrum Paint color questions? Coordinating paint and furnishings? What is… Read more »

A Maslow-Inspired Thanksgiving Color Palette

What are the colors of Thanksgiving? So much more than paint, decorating, or  “trend palettes.” I wanted to offer some color-reflections for the holiday season, and beyond. What’s important? Please share your own inspirations and color-reflections!

Asking the right questions

How to listen: Take a tip from Joseph Albers “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” Among the many “what’s the first step” items in the process of a new client-relationship, asking the right questions is at the top of my list. Of course this also goes for any project, even with people we think we know, since each project carries its own set of circumstances. That’s why I love the above statement by Josef Albers. While creatively problem-solving, opportunities to learn—and to teach—abound in every project Help clients discover their own… Read more »

Color Q & A: Use Deep Color and be Happy

A question I received recently about using deep color prompted me to share this topic with you. First of all, I’d like to state that Yes, you can be “Happy” using deep colors. Q: We recently moved… into a new contemporary high-rise home , and ditched all the British colonial/country French stuff. We’re still living with builder’s paint and are getting eager to make a change. We’d like to try something new (maybe charcoal!) but afraid it will end up a somber cave instead of elegant and crisp. A: The question of using deep colors… always comes with the concern… Read more »