Color for Homeowners

color training Jul 19, 2021

Do you want to learn how to select paint colors for your home? It's such a daunting task! Do you question yourself? What if I make a mistake? What if I won't like it? What will my family think? Let me make it easy for you.

Here's the good news! Choosing paint colors is actually quite simple! Just like anything else, it takes some knowledge and preparation to get the best outcome. Once you know the process, you will be wondering why more people don't know this!

I know how you feel. As a color consultant I have completed over 5000 successful jobs and almost every homeowner has called me when they tried and gave up in frustration.

Since I get many requests for advice, I felt it was time to get this info into the hands of as many homeowners as possible. I have been teaching professional courses since 2007 but nothing really to the average homeowner who i see struggling with paint color all the time!  So, I have created a class specifically for people that teaches the...

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18 Must-Know Exterior House Painting Tips from Experts

Uncategorized Mar 09, 2021

It's always a pleasure to join our fellow color experts to share color knowledge and expertise and, we think this article by Redfin is one of the best we've seen. Timely advice for anyone planning an exterior paint job this season! 

 18 Must-Know Exterior House Painting Tips from Experts


Updating your home's exterior with a fresh coat of paint is a task many homeowners will undertake with spring approaching and is undoubtedly one of the most important factors to consider when it comes to enhancing your home's curb appeal. And there's no wonder why exterior paint colors are important - they can make or break a potential homebuyer's perception of your home.

With so many paint colors, finishes, and factors to consider when undertaking an exterior paint update, choosing a paint color can seem like an intimidating decision to make. To help ease the stress that comes with such a big design decision, Redfin reached out to us and other paint color experts from Austin,...

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Is There a Secret to Successful Color?

For as many years that I have been a color consultant and color designer, I never tire of talking about color! Never. I know that sounds cliché but it’s so true.
Just the other day, I had three separate conference calls scheduled with consultants that had graduated from the ColorIQ course and were at various stages in their businesses. They wanted to discuss project designs and get my feedback before presenting them to their clients. I realized that each of them had taken what skills they learned in the ColorIQ course and implemented them into their designs. Not one color plan was ordinary or expected!
Though they each executed their designs with clarity of design goals, sophistication, and amazing placement strategies, all I could think of was how lucky their clients were to have hired them!

This got me thinking though. What makes one Color Consultant or Color Designer better or different than others? Sure, there are many out there, from...

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Sometimes You Just Have to Reinvent Yourself

Uncategorized Nov 05, 2019

Every once in a while everyone gets in a work-related rut, especially entrepreneurs. 

It's inevitable because nothing ever goes perfectly and rarely just as planned. The vision we once had has become a bit tarnished and the days have become quite routine. Sometimes it's a matter of getting stuck in the same old routines just because "we've always done it that way", "It's worked for us so far" or "If it ain't broke don't fix it".

So, what's the price you're paying for apathy? 

I can assure you that if you're not inspired neither are your clients and uninspired clients typically aren't paying clients. So apathy means you're probably leaving a lot of money on the table! But, the biggest price of apathy to an entrepreneur is the loss of a dream. That feeling of doing what you love as if money wasn't a consideration. The idea that you're going to change the world.

Don't lose the dream, just reinvent yourself. 

Get the passion back. After all the biggest allure of...

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