The post discusses the complexity of color psychology, highlighting how it is influenced by physiological, natural, social, and personal components. The author encourages participation in a ‘quiz’ game to demonstrate the personal meaning of colors and tells a story about accommodating a client’s unconventional color choice in a professional design project. Supporting adaptability, they stress that client collaboration is key while adhering to professional standards. Read More
Color Specialist: Consulting Service from Barbara Jacobs helps you with decisions for Paint and All Materials
Exterior to Interior, Sonoma County, CA and Beyond
Supportive Exterior to Interior design: Architectural color is key. Environmental Color is a specialty.
Since 1996 I’ve had the honor of serving as an architectural color specialist, consulting, “exterior to interior” with homeowners and business owners like you, all across the country. You’re here because you’re interested in enjoying the benefits of using color to create a positive experience in how you feel and function wherever you live, work, and play. That’s what I mean by “Environmental Color.” It’s about making your personal environment more healthy and enjoyable, supporting you in your home environment from exterior to interior.
- Site visits throughout Sonoma and Marin counties, in particular.
- Sebastopol, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Marin, Petaluma, and more.
- Live elsewhere? You can also enjoy the benefits of Long-Distance services, wherever you live.
- HOA’s are a specialty.
- Use my unique service Designer Color Palettes, which is perfect for on-site as well as “Long-Distance” consulting for homeowners, ‘HOA’ groups, and businesses, nationwide.
- I’ve been a fully accredited color designer by the IACC (International Association of Color Consultants) since 2000.
- In the sections below, you can see a few examples and also find out about our Designer Color Palettes service,
- Check out and enjoy reading a few comments from some of our clients.
- When you’re ready to include artwork in your home, or review + revive the work you already own, check out our new art consulting +design service, PersonalPreview™.
Is there such a thing as “Too Much Information” about color? I can clear the path for you so it makes sense.
There is a lot of information about color online and at paint stores. And with the thousands of options available, you can almost always pick a color you like from a small color sample. But have you ever experienced that once you get the color on your walls, you did not like what you thought was your “favorite color?”
You are not alone in your color dilemmas.
Don’t be embarrassed! This type of dissatisfaction is well documented. It’s also acknowledged—also among the other well-known color consultants in professional design circles—as being one of the main reasons our clients look for professional help.
Many people often find it frustrating to navigate all these options when selecting color palettes on their own. This is the case whether the subject is exterior or interior colors. What we call “color” is in fact level of physical “vibration” that we feel physically and emotionally. We may or may not actively recognize it. That is just part of the color equation. In fact, the well-meaning involvement of family and friends only adds further confusion.
What’s Your Situation, or Challenges, for Architectural Color?
I’m here to help with any size exterior to interior–commercial + residential
The building might be small and simple, or large and with a lot of architectural detail.
You might also want the services of a professional painter. In any case, you will be joining others in recognizing the value of working with an experienced color design professional . Making the process easier and reducing stress are only two of the many benefits! As your color specialist, I’ll help you can get the right help in selecting surface color and other materials for exterior as well as interior spaces.
You’re here because you believe color is an integral, important aspect of your environment.
Start here for the information you need about my color consulting and design services for your home, workplace, and business applications.
I look forward to hearing from you with any color design questions you might have or to schedule an appointment.
According to a Zillow survey: “…dark gray may attract more prospective buyers — and higher offers — when you’re getting ready to sell.”
True, there seems to be a big flutter about the color called “Gray” for interiors. But actually, as with many “trendy sound/news bytes” about color, it’s not as simplistic as it’s made to be. It’s more than one color, that’s for sure. And, what if you’re not selling? Creating and updating your nest at home will be the focus and goal. Read More
So you Want to Paint Your Home? First Step – test your colors! Q: If you’re a homeowner…Are you about to make decisions about paint color? Q: If you’re a builder or design professional…Are you about to recommend paint colors for a client? Q: What are the best ways that you can…Make high quality color… Read More
The post offers tips on making high quality color test samples to aid in making informed paint color choices. These include using large print color sheets, understanding that colors look different in varying light and on different surfaces, testing the paint on a moveable surface, proportioning colored surfaces accurately, and labeling sample cards among others. The author emphasizes the need for careful, thorough testing to minimize confusion and make color choices easier. Read More
It’s about being helpful. Helping you out of a dilemma that causes stress. Helping keep things simple and avoid confusion to get the best colors for your home and workplace.