Does getting the exterior colour wrong on your house keep you awake at night?
I have been getting requests from all over the world to start doing some online training. Well, here’s the first one on exterior since the season is starting!
It was March 2002 when I first started working as a Colour Consultant at a Benjamin Moore paint store. At that point in my colour consulting career, I could count on one hand how many exterior colours I had chosen. I had colour training but nothing on choosing exterior colours.
All you had to say to anyone was that you were a colour consultant with Benjamin Moore and that was good enough for most people to say “When can you come?”
Needless to say, I was scared to death.
So, I decided to give myself a crash course in choosing exterior colours. I jumped in my car and drove all around the neighbourhood with my fan deck. I would just walk up to houses and match the existing colour. If it looked like someone was home, I would knock on the door and ask, if the house looked empty, I would just go about my business. “Beg forgiveness rather than ask permission” was my motto.
Unfortunately, even though I could now look at the fan deck and have some comprehension of what the colours looked like, I still couldn’t tell you WHY one colour was better than the other. So it still took an exterior season or two of me holding up large samples saying “What do you think?” to the homeowner, before I learned that my job was to say which colours would be correct, otherwise the homeowner would worry that I didn’t know which colour was the right one for their house.
So look, you could go through that kind of trouble to give yourself a free education in choosing paint colours, you can create idea books with fabulous exterior colours until the cows come home, do a poll with your neighbours, your aunt, uncle, cat and dog, but how do you know when you get to the YOU ARE HERE sign?
In the webinar, I will walk you through the process that a professional goes through to arrive at the right colour.
This process will instantly take the world of thousands of paint colours and reduce them down to a manageable number to select from.
And when I show you a house with a colour you need to know, I’ll list it in Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams and Farrow and Ball, so if you are overseas but have access to Farrow and Ball colours you can also follow along.
If you would like your home to fill you with happiness every time you walk in, become a client. Online or In-person.
Download my eBook, How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones to get my complete step-by-step system on how to get colour to do what you want.
To make sure the undertones in your home are right, get some large samples!
If you would like to learn how to choose colour with confidence, become a True Colour Expert. April in Toronto and Vancouver in May.