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Benefits of A Color Consultation 

For many of our clients, the difficult part of a paint job has nothing to do with finding the right painter and everything to do with finding the right color.  Choosing a paint color is incredibly personal and when you’re looking at an exterior repaint or a large interior project, you want to get it right the first time.  This is where a color consultant can be a huge help for homeowners.  A color consultant can simplify the color selection process, give expert advice, and work with you to find colors you can love.  If you would like to learn more about the benefits of a color consultation, keep reading this article and find out if the professional help is really worth it!

Working With A Color Consultant 

a color consultation in process - two consultants look over color wheels and color books

Working with someone who chooses paint colors professionally definitely has its benefits.  Whether you’re looking to do a full exterior repaint or if you’re just looking to repaint your kitchen cabinets, a professional color consultant can help guide you each step of the way and help make sure you land on colors you’ll enjoy for years to come.  But what does a consultant bring to the table?

Color Expertise

Most color consultants will have seen it all––the good, the bad, and definitely the ugly.  That level of experience and expertise helps the consultant guide you to selecting colors that match up well with other colors or under certain conditions. The consultant’s expertise will also become instantly valuable when it comes to making color suggestions. If you know you love blue and green but you’re not sure how to translate that to paint in a way that will be sophisticated, ask a consultant for help!  They’re sure to have some great go-to colors or suggestions that will help your vision become a reality. 

color consultant looking over color wheel and pointing at colors

Trend Knowledge

It’s the responsibility of each color consultant to stay on top of current trends within the home improvement industry.  This means they can help you decide which trends are worth following and which ones will pass quickly.  It also means a color consultant can help you make selections that are classic and timeless.  Along with understanding trends, you’ll want to work with a consultant who is familiar with the style of homes in your area so they can make appropriate suggestions.

Moral Support

One of the most important things a color consultant can offer you is moral support. If you’re choosing colors alone or you’re much more invested in the process than your spouse or partner, you can hire someone to share your investment!  A color consultant’s main goal is to make sure you’ll be happy with your colors and enjoy them for a good length of time. That means they will be there for you to talk through options and work through your thought process to land on your color selection. This is also often a step up from help from a friend or family member, because a consultant is trained to understand how color works and the psychology of different colors to create your ideal space.

color consultant holding up a color wheel

Should You Work with A Color Consultant?

If you’ve been struggling to choose paint colors, you’re looking at a large or complex project, or you just don’t know where to begin, then a color consultant might be a great option for you.  We’ve already discussed the benefits you’ll receive working with a consultant, so now it comes down to where you’re at within the color selection process.  Most clients that work with a color consultant have taken a look at some color options and often have a good idea of what they might like. A color consultant can review what you’ve come up with and offer validation or additional guidance which can help give you peace of mind when selecting colors. 


On the other end of that spectrum, we see many clients who just don’t know where to start on their color journey or are completely overwhelmed by the choices.  This can be a difficult place to find yourself in, so the support and knowledge you can get from a professional consultant should really put you at ease. Overall, a color consultant can really help you lock in your color selection with confidence so it’s a great option if it suits your project.  To learn more about the benefits of a color consultation, check out our partners over at Colorado Color Consultants or check out this article for tips for choosing the perfect paint color!