Monday, September 24, 2012

paint advice from 1,100 miles away

The other month I got a text from a friend of mine who was having a really hard time picking out a paint color for her bedroom. She had hired a painter and was getting a lot of advice from him about what color he thought would be best, but they were not getting anywhere. She was looking to go with a blue or green shade, but they couldn't agree on one that really worked. She lives in Florida so choosing a soothing shade of blue or green is a great choice. So I gave her a quick phone call back, while sitting in the parking lot of the mall and just happened to have all my fan decks with me. I asked her first off what colors he had suggested and thumbed through my fan deck to find them, then I saw how she would have been at a loss. The colors were all wrong from how she described the look she was going for, which was my next question that I asked her. After she explained some about what color she was looking for and basic overall feel in her room, I started going through the fan deck with her and pointed out a few options and also gave my suggestion for my first choice that I thought would look the best, Benjamin Moore, yarmouth blue.

She ran out and got a couple samples and after they were all up, she and her husband decided that they too liked the yarmouth blue the best. The painter got started that week and she text me to say that they love it and couldn't have been happier with the color. This is the picture she text me from her phone right after the room was finished.

I admit that I am a little obsessed with color, so not surprising that I always have my fan decks with me. I love to pull color together, whether on the fly or preparing for a client for a whole house. If you have any color questions or concerns I would love to help. You can find out more information on my consultation page here.