There is so much to be said for and about color. As a life-long painter, as well as a graduate and member the International Association of Color Consultants/Designers (IACC-NA), I find the subject truly fascinating. According to experts in the field, color accounts for between 60 and 80 percent of our response to a place or an object. The effects of color are physical as well as psychological and its importance in our living and working environments should not be underestimated.

When choosing colors for any space, it is important to consider the function of the space as well as the ambiance or mood you wish to create. While we may enjoy lively conversation and stimulated appetites in a pumpkin-colored dining room, that same color would hardly seem restful in the bedroom, and think of the anxiety it might create in a dentist's office!

Selecting paint colors can be tricky and there is much to be considered, but oh so much to gain. I don't think any other design element speaks to people the way color does. The good news: painting is probably the least expensive way to add beauty and vitality to your home or place of business.

As a color consultant, I can help you navigate through the seemingly endless array of paint colors. Working together, we can create a color palette that suits your style, your taste, and your personality, and supports the function of your space.

The whole world as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.
Hans Holman, artist