Paint Color Design
Many of the colors on the “Fan Decks” (sample colors) in the box stores and in paint stores are colors that are simply computer generated and not usable wall colors. The “fan Decks” are prepared with INK not real Paint! Not only that, but there is no way to see the depth of color that 2 coats of paint can offer. No wonder why paint chips and “fan decks” cause such a problem when you apply the paint on a wall or trim. This is what prompted me to open my own paint stores so I could help my clients get the colors that worked best in their home and office spaces. Many of my clients would try 20 plus colors before they would call me, totally frustrated with the fan deck choices, not being happy with how they looked on their walls.
Doing It Right! The Old Way
In my store I could re- formulate the colors that my clients liked and make them their very own special palette that worked perfectly in their home. How your home plays with the natural light source makes all the difference in the colors that work best in your space. My customers were able to take REAL painted color home on large (5 gallon) paint sticks and now with 11″ x 14″ samples to see how the colors would look in their home. I often made large special samples for them to use. It worked extremely well, and helped my clients to be empowered by the choices they made. Developing colors that are warm and inviting that work well to bring in the natural light into a space was my goal. The “POWER of COLOR” is real, and can make all the difference in how your home feels. I had the gift to be able to play with the color pigments and create tones that lead me to write books about color and how to look at color in a more empowered way. I created the private label paint because I wanted to alter and have a base paint that was warm in tone to begin with so that when the tint was added the colors would be more inviting and upscale. Take a moment to look at many of the “Coastal Colors” found in the “Color” Menu above. Love the colors you live in.