I don’t think it should say “true expert” in the headline. I mean, only people who think people don’t trust their expertise would say that. When you just say “colour advice” it already implies expert because so few people send out that type of advice in this type of email. Just my two cents.”
It got me to thinking that maybe other people have had similar thoughts because it might sound kind of like I’m saying ‘I’m the best colorist that ever lived’, or something along those lines.
Therefore, for the record, that is far from it. My take on True Colour Expert is exactly what I say in the post that outlines what it is: ”A True Colour Expert can walk into any room, and distinguish what works and what doesn’t about the undertone of the colours in the space.” Does this mean I’m ‘the best’ colour expert in the world? No. To say that about anyone in the creative field is just silly, because obviously ‘the best designer’ to one person is not that to someone else.
However, anyone who is in the business of specifying colour in any shape or form, walls, fabrics, countertops, tile etc, etc, should be able to nail the undertone of whatever they are looking at instantly (or by comparing if necessary, sometimes it’s obvious, other times it’s not). If you can do that, then you’re a true colour expert in my opinion.
As I said in this post: ‘When specifying colour for walls (very different from fabric and other surfaces), most of the time I look like a True Expert and sometimes I don’t. Lighting still trumps the best predictions in the world and can suddenly change that fabulous colour I specified into something that makes you want to cry. It’s why I’m in this business, it’s never the same and endlessly fascinates me.’
Ergo, there is no such thing as total colour mastery or mastery in anything for that matter.
“In mastery there is always a gap. No master ever says’, ‘I’ve figured it out, I know it all’. If there is no gap the master creates one. Masters know they are never done so they always create a gap.” Dr. Angela Amado, Landmark Education
You and I could look at someone and call them a master. And you can bring your mastery in something to your area of expertise, but a true master will say ‘they are never done’.
I’m an Expert. Not a Master. That’s the difference.
It’s All in the Undertones, download my eBook here. (if you have a computer you can download my book).
To make sure the undertones in your home are right, get some large samples!
If you would like to learn to how choose the right colours for your home or for your clients, become a True Colour Expert.