Find a Certified Color Consultant Near You
Whether your project is big or small, simple or challenging, a certified color consultants is ready to help you. Each of these individuals have earned their professional designation and can guide you in choosing the perfect colors for you, your home or your business.
Search the directory to find the perfect color pro for you.
Kate Smith shows companies, designers, and consultants how to become a go-to resource for color expertise. With her guidance many clients increased both their customer base and revenue by providing color information, tools and services that set them apart from their competition.
Smith works with companies who are building a relationship with their customers around color. She helps them by creating compelling color content that relates to their company’s products or services and can be distributed in print, on air, online or via social media.
Smith has a gift for helping people feel confident when choosing color while at that same time telling a story about her client’s products and services. She is able to provide her clients with exactly the right color expertise and guidance that allows their customers to make confident color decisions that lead to purchases they feel good about. The result is that the companies Smith works with develop a trusted relationship with their customers, are seen as a color leader in their industry and enjoy a positive impact to their bottom line.
Smith serves as a media spokesperson for many of her clients as well as for her own company. She has appeared on countless radio, television programs and in print educating people about the importance of color all aspects of their lives. Some of her recent work has appeared in House Beautiful, InStyle, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, Washington Post, Miami Sun Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, and the Boston Globe.
She is an inspirational keynote speaker and seminar leader, with an approachable style and an ability to make complex ideas easy to understand. Smith inspires others to find their own color confidence and business skills. She trains both corporate teams and individuals. With her guidance, countless companies and individuals have increased their revenue and set themselves apart by offering color information, tools or services.
Smith is currently President and Chief Color Maven of her own consulting firm Sensational Color. Previously she was Senior Director, America Online with responsibility for Shop@AOL and the AOL House & Home channel. She holds a BFA from Kent State University.
I work with my clients to achieve colour directions relevant to current trends and environment. I help to identify the mood and activity of the space, and create a colour scheme that is sympathetic to the objects and people who interact within it.
Clients often respond with just three words…
… ‘I love it!’
Diane has an intuitive color sense, an artist’s viewpoint, and is grounded in the elements of interior design. She attended art school, but took a detour and ended up as a social worker. She now combines her artistic perspective with her knowledge of peoples’ needs. Diane brings together aspects of art, design, Feng Shui, color psychology, and environmental psychology. She helps her clients create warm and wonderful living spaces that look good, and make people feel happy.
Diane enjoys decorating her home, and creating beautiful gardens. She is a perpetual student, and is often found reading shelter magazines and interior design books, or checking out color and design blogs. Diane lives with her family in Olathe, Kansas.
Why hire a color consultant?
Kansas City Interior and Exterior Paint Color Consulting Services
A color consultation can make your life easier, decreasing fear and indecision. It can prevent costly mistakes, and give you peace of mind. Each situation is unique and gets personalized attention. A certain paint color may look good in a magazine or at a friend’s house, but may not be appropriate for your home. Color Sense Consulting chooses colors that fit your space.
All colors have undertones which may not be apparent to most people. Yet, being able to identify undertones is a great asset when choosing colors. If you have not been happy with your paint color choices in the past, it was probably because the undertones in the room were not the same.
Popular neutrals like beige and gray have many variations. Beige may have undertones of yellow, orange, red, or green. Gray may have undertones of blue, green or purple. Can you see the difference?
A color consultant can correctly identify the undertones so they will be compatible. It is best not to mix them up in the same room or it can look odd. Hiring a color consultant ensures that your paint colors will work together with the rest of your home.
What happens during a color consultation?
Color consultant, Diane Stewart, takes the guesswork out of choosing paint colors. She will make home visits to assist you, and offers an objective viewpoint. She will bring fan decks with color chips, and will select colors by working collaboratively with you.
Diane specializes in balancing the many factors involved in choosing colors with your personal preferences. If you are remodeling, she can coordinate samples of your new materials with paint colors. This ensures it all works together from the start, and saves you time, money and energy.
Your home should be your sanctuary, a retreat from the outside world. If you would like an educated and experienced eye to help you choose colors – and want to feel good when you walk through your door –
Diane does not sell paint or furnishings; she is an independent paint color consultant. On-site consultations usually take one to three hours depending on the number of rooms involved, and are priced accordingly. Diane does not charge by the hour since she does not want you to feel pressured.