Choosing Paint Colors For You
Choosing paint colors is what The Color Coach Palm Desert does for you. Our value to you is that we select definitive choices of paint colors that work together to create your desired look and coordinate your entire home in a one-time appointment.
Choosing the “perfect” paint color that ties everything together can be a mind-numbing process. We completely understand the frustration of going to the paint store, gathering paint samples, putting swatches on the wall and, time after time, nothing looks like you thought it would. Whether your style is retro, modern, contemporary, Asian or old world, The Color Coach knows how to pick the perfect paint color palettes and does it for each client using our proprietary 7 step method.
Choosing Paint Colors in 7 Steps
Our intent is to maximize your satisfaction by picking your paint colors in 7 simple steps. Depending on the size and complexity of the project, your paint color palette selection is accomplished with a one-time visit of about 1-3 hours.
STEP 1 – REVIEW YOUR PROPERTY & VISION
We come to your home or business to discuss your desired outcome; the colors you love and those you do not and to look at the architectural features of the property
STEP 2 – PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT PAINT COLORS
This information is about how colors, lighting and finishes will work together and affect perceived paint colors in your space.
STEP 3 – EXPLORE DESIGN OPTIONS
By looking at your design aesthetic and discussing various options, we begin to develop a plan that suits your personality, style and vision.
STEP 4 – BEGIN COLOR SELECTION
Next, we select the foundational paint color for your space using large professional paint samples from the color libraries from the major paint manufacturers.
STEP 5 – COORDINATE PAINT COLORS
Once the base (foundational) color is selected, we look at the color of all other interior surfaces including flooring materials, countertops, fabrics, furnishings, and artwork to find the perfect paint color undertone. This undertone is critical to coordinate all of the colors. For exterior surfaces, we must look at coordinating exterior wall colors with elements such as the roof, landscaping, and surrounding environment.
STEP 6 – CREATE YOUR PAINT COLOR PALETTE
Finally, we create your individualized paint color palette and painter worksheet. Your color palette includes each specific area to be painted, paint manufacturer, paint color and item number and sheen. The painting worksheet includes instructions on what on what to do with ceilings, where to transition the paint colors; whether to use accent walls, and how to address tricky architectural features and lighting challenges.
STEP 7 – RECOMMEND PAINTERS AND TRADE CRAFTSMEN
If needed, The Color Coach is happy to recommend a list of reliable painting contractors and trade craftsmen. These contractors are bonded, licensed and insured. The importance of using licensed, bonded and insured contractor’s is detailed in a prior post, “Hiring The Right Painting Contractor”.
after your paint colors are selected
Once your paint color palette is selected you will receive these added benefits:
We provide you with a detailed worksheet indicating the exact paint colors to be used in each area by brand of paint, the paint color name & number, and the sheen for each room (i.e., bathrooms may have more sheen than other rooms for moisture protection, etc.). The worksheet also helps your painter determine the proper quantities of each paint color chosen.
Professional Samples of Your Paint Color Palette
You will be provided with professional samples of your personalized paint color palette to help with color coordination of future purchases such as furniture, artwork, bedding and other accessories.
Painting Contractor Referrals
Should you need referrals for painting contractors or other trade craftsmen, we have reliable, licensed, insured & bonded contractors we would be happy to refer to you as part of our service. The importance of using licensed, bonded and insured contractor’s is detailed in a prior post, “Hiring The Right Painting Contractor”.
Choosing Paint Colors - Special Notes
NEW CONSTRUCTION and REMODELS
For best results, prior to scheduling your paint color consultation, The Color Coach Palm Desert recommends:
INTERIORS – Cabinets, counter-tops, flooring and tile should be installed for new or remodeled property.
EXTERIORS – The roof and other hardscapes (planters, sidewalks, patios, etc.) should be in place.
DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY) PAINTING PROJECTS
The Color Coach Palm Desert works closely with the premium paint manufacturers whose paint color libraries we use. Depending upon the paint manufacturer, discounts up to 37% are available to you on all paints & materials.
We love new paint color project consultations! Just give us your contact information plus a general idea of your paint color project, and we will be happy to give you a FREE estimate of our consultation fee for your project!
Need a Painter Recommendation?
Just complete the contact information form and we would be happy to refer you to our reliable licensed, bonded & insured painting contractors. Whether you use our referral or not, check out these tips on Hiring the Right Painting Contractor.