Color Consultation

Our Experts & Connections WILL Help You Navigate Color!

Selecting colors seems to be a polarizing issue.  Either it scares you to death or comes really easy.  At Colorwheel, we understand that people have different expectations and mindsets about colors.  One person might say “I’m good with anything neutral” and another might spend hours deciding between 3 shades of blue.   Truly, there’s no right or wrong other than making sure the right solution and process is offered in order to make you happy!  For this reason, we offer 3 levels of color selection assistance:

  1.  Colorwheel Project Consultant Help:  after you sign a proposal, we offer relatively simple and short advice on colors.  Please know that we fully disclose none of our project consultants staff has professional training, and none of us claims to be interior designers or “professional” color consultants…. that said, we are around the world of color all the time and do have a good sense of what works and what doesn’t.  Most often our project consultants can help you make a lateral move in color… let’s say you find a red that you like, we’ll help you see any underlying colors within it, and possibly tweak it, in order to get the look we (through experience) believe that you’re going for.
  2. Colorwheel Artist Consultation:  for an hourly fee, whether you hire us or not for the actual work, our artist Sheryl will meet with you and help you select colors.  She has an impeccable eye for color, color theory training, colorants and pigments training, and a great understanding of color coordination and design.
  3. Referral to a Design Partner:  for those seeking an Interior Designer to do a professional consultation, we have many resources.  These designers have serious credentials, award winning designs, and offer numerous resources for integrating all kinds of other design elements into your projects.   Many act as personal shoppers, they’ll escort you to stores for furniture and decor assistance.  They’ll work with what you have, offer arrangement ideas, make entire rooms flow with the whole house, etc.

No Matter What, Remember That You’re in Control!

People often worry that Colorwheel or even a professional color consultant might suggest some outrageous color scheme that they won’t like—and maybe should like (in someone’s opinion).  But remember, professional color consultants—at least the good ones—are experts at executing your tastes, not theirs or anyone else’s. It’s all about you.

A professional color consultant will be logically interested in the colors you like—but will be equally concerned about the shades you tend to avoid.  If you hate yellow because you think it makes you look pasty, then odds are, you’ll feel equally pasty in a room predominantly painted that color.

How Does a Professional Color Consultant Make Recommendations?

A professional color consultant will interview you about some decorating variables that are typically overlooked by do-it-yourself decorators. For example:

  • What furniture, carpeting, and window treatments are staying?
  • Are any of the above items being replaced?
  • Will there be anything new in the space that isn’t there now?
  • Are your winter accents different from your summertime ones?

With such information in hand, a professional color consultant will note the dominant shades that you tend to choose for your furniture, upholstery, and window treatments. If you own patterned upholstery, an oriental rug, or a large piece of artwork, she might select the colors that excite you most from inside them. Likewise, where neutrals are called for, a professional color consultant might recommend the specific whites and tans she finds inside your upholstery, rugs, or artwork—not some off-the-shelf beige from the Big Box home improvement center.

Vendors We Use

Unlike most painting companies in Milwaukee, we buy products that best fit your job from any and all resources available.  We’re not beholden to one vendor, and don’t believe any one vendor has a “best product” for every situation we run across (no matter how much they wish that they did).  A list of the vendors that we use can be found here

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