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“Color consulting is the most fascinating work. It involves the sciences and the senses, intuition and cognition, and is equally fluent and static”.

Color Consultation – Expert guidance on how to use the elements of color, light, form, pattern and texture to create a harmonious, balanced, functional design that supports human health and well-being. Design goals are reached using scientifically-based reasoning and analysis techniques tailored specifically for each unique client. Staging Consultation - Guidance for agents and sellers on how to stage your home so you can sell it fast! Design/Redesign Consultation - Recommendations on space planning, furniture selection, accessorizing and beyond. Association Affiliations - IACC-NA Associate; ASID Industry Partner, IDS Associate

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An Architectural Color Consultant, Amy advises residential and commercial property owners on color decisions for interiors and exteriors. At Amy Krane Color she offers both on-site and virtual color consultations. Whether the medium is paint or wallpaper, building cladding or kitchen countertops, Amy creates custom color plans to suit every client's needs and sensibilities. Often quoted by major media outlets such as Elle Decor, The Huffington Post and Consumer Reports, she offers a fresh voice on the design scene which combines both the science of color theory with a deep understanding of current design in the built world. Her education and training includes a BA in Business from The University of Michigan, studies with the IACC-NA, and Floral and Landscape Design from Pratt Institute and the New York Botanical Garden in New York City where she lived for 29 years. Before working full time in the design field, Amy produced short films and TV commercials. She has decades of experience handling schedules, managing budgets and satisfying clients needs. Servicing clients nationally and locally in NYC, Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Rensselaer and Albany Counties in NY and NW Litchfield County in CT and Southern Berkshire County in MA.

Award Winning Color and Design Consulting since 2006, specializing in New Construction and Remodeling

 Sole proprietor of ArtiFactory Studio since 2001, Debra draws upon her extensive background in color, art and art history, and  ornamentation to create custom color design, decorative painting and murals for customers from all backgrounds and walks of life.An Associate Member of the International Association of Colour Consultants/Designers, North America, she is the "Color Muze" for blog talk radio's Artistically Speaking and Cre8tive Compass Magazine.She has worked as an independent color consultant for Modamas Fine Painting, and been the in-store color consultant for Benjamin Moore Creative Paint, in San Francisco.Debra has served as "Expert Columnist" on Decorative Painting for the SF Bay Area Women's Journal, and as participating artist for HGTV Curb Appeal. She is a member of IDAL, The International Decorative Artisans LeagueExperience shows that we can become more calm, energetic, stimulated, peaceful and alive through interaction with our visual surroundings. Color, texture, pattern and imagery can enhance, beautify, and transform the built environment, as well as communicate our individual and collective stories. By doing just that, ArtiFactory Studio can help to balance, beautify, and transform our world, one space at a time. Please view my Color Projects in my portfolio here, on my Website, and in my Blog.

I provide personable color consulting services to design professionals, and commercial and residential clients in the Washington DC metropolitan area, focusing on the practical use of color as a tool to enhance the experience of a space. I'm a life-long color fanatic and I enjoy working with clients to identify palettes that transform their environments.

Thesis, and accredited: 2000 Subject: Importance of color in an elementary school: a case study.

Lori Sawaya, Color Strategist

Color Strategist | Camp Chroma Trainer | Master the Practical Application of Extraordinary Color Expertise | Interior designers | Color Consultants | Home Stagers | Paint Pro's | campchroma.com | Color Strategist specializing in architectural color consultation, color order systems, and colorimetry. Favorite color systems are Munsell, NCS, and The Master Palette found at The Home Depot.

Woodard & Associates is an exclusive Interior Design firm with unique focus. They cater to clients who expect quality, value, timeless design and who want their environments to reflect their active lifestyles. They truly understands and shares a commonality with their clients, thus enhancing the interior design process. Woodard & Associates makes an investment in researching your style of living, they show you the design options that reflect your needs, and they guide you through the design process so that you can make concrete decisions within an established master plan. They recognize that your interior environment is one of your largest financial undertakings and they are committed to making the experience both enjoyable and rewarding. Together with her team she has developed a rapport that enhances the success and enjoyment of each project. Our unique approach toward developing a master plan for her clients is her special trademark. Our interior designer services the areas of Saratoga, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Cupertino, San Jose, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Mt. View, Santa Clara, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Palo Alto.

Chromalume

Mary Boochever

Thesis topic: The Use of Color in Sacred Space

Retail Design, Tenant Improvement, Hospitality Design, new construction, Architectural Color Consulting and finish packages, Residential design and color consulting. Member IIDA Intermountain Chapter, NCIDQ Certificate Holder #012415, LEED Green Associate

Color Focus

Laura Plassmeyer

As the Owner/Exterior Colorist of Color Focus, Laura understands the client, the consumer, the community, the architecture and the vast array of available materials. Building on color designs and services developed over the last 10 years, Color Focus creates truly unique environment by working with in your budget considerations. With format training and certification through the International Association of Color Consultants of North American (IACC-NA), the only color accreditation program in the United States, Laura is a trained expert on all facets of color, from its use in marketing, its intricate impact on human psychology to its scientific properties and effects. Specifically Laura focuses on architectural environments, the aesthetic application of color and the resulting human responses. Laura adheres to the philosophy that exterior color and materials must respect history and honor architectural styles while utilizing current building materials and finishes. This unique approach brings a fresh perspective and creates timeless appeal in every new project. Through a hands-on collaborative process Laura through Color Focus creates color schemes to enhance the exterior architectural environment. Working to individualize structures by highlighting architectural personality, while creating a unifying visual architectural theme for planned communities, individual homes and buildings. Using historic architectural precedents, with an awareness of current color trends while honoring architectural styles Color Focus brings a fresh perspective and creating timeless appeal to its projects. Laura continues to hone her color selection processes and search for innovative ways to achieve the goals of well colored architectural structures and enthusiastic clients.

ColorView Consulting

Twyla Gurlea

Cornelia Grunseth

Cornelia Grunseth

DFAF, Inc.

Kersteen Anderson

My professional experience began in Denver after receiving a BFA in Interior Design and Art History minor in Texas.  Over the years I worked for two interior design firms and one architecture firm before joining my husband Bill in our design and construc- tion company - Dovetail: Design and Construction. Primarily, we do residential work, but I have experience in other types of commercial design as well.   Our work is mostly in the Denver area, though I will travel for color consultation. A color passion projected me into the IACC courses in the early 1990's and I was accredited in 1996.  My thesis is entitled "The Beneficial Effects of Color and Light in Childcare Environments". I am an accredited IACC color designer and a professional member of ASID.  I've served on the Board of IACCNA as treasurer, VP, and president, as well as the Board of Colorado ASID.

"Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams," wrote Paul Gauguin in the last century. Fernand Leger said, "Man needs color to live; its just as necessary an element as fire and water." And Chagall said, "Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music, and everything is vibration." Throughout our evolution, color has always played a vital part, creating harmony in the world and impacting health, wellness and every day living. Today, Gillian C. Rose, a New York-based interior designer and color scientist has taken her company The Science of Color to a new level by expanding her services. Rose emphasizes the importance of selecting the right colors for your life and environment- and more importantly knowing what colors are best for suited for you or your environment. "As a color scientist, influences affecting color are a part of who I am," says Rose. "Social and political issues, our environment, the economy and cultural diversity, all contribute to the sociology of color choices and inform us of our goals." Rose, a seasoned interior designer with clients across the globe ranging from a bank in Singapore, Weill Cornell Medicine, MoMA, corporate headquarters and private residences. Rose incorporates the Color of Science into her work by offering in-depth color consultations, which stress the fundamentals of color science for built environments. Questions such as "What is Color from a psychological understanding?" to "How do we recognize and under-stimulated room?" are all part of Rose's in-depth analysis in her consultation. Rose also administers a simple color test to better understand her clients personalities. "Imagine having a color palette designed for you, says Rose. "One that reflects who you are, how you want to feel, one that supports your health & sanity - wouldn't you want that? That's what we do. We are as individual as each color." The Science of Color provides an essential and proven tool for creating healthier and happier of environments. For individuals or businesses looking to re-create themselves, The Science of Color provides a simple & intuitive way to enhance any environment.

Gina Moore

Gina Moore

While pursuing my certification in Interior Design, I discovered how much I enjoy working with color, and helping others enhance their own design through the use of color. It was then that I decided to become certified through the IACC-NA, True Color, and Sensational Color. In each design I consider the lighting, the architectural elements, and the other finishes in the space. As I work with each client I help them to see the importance of choosing colors with the correct undertones, and how balancing warm and cool tones creates an inviting and visually interesting design.

Robin de Gennaro Grant is an interior designer and architectural color consultant. She is co-principal of the architecture and interior design firm, Grant + Grant, based in Los Angeles. Robin is a certified interior designer in the state of California and NCIDQ accredited.

Vice-President of the IACC International Committee representing South Africa

Based on her background in journalism, international communication and applied linguistics, Ms. Kurokawa looks at color as a language, one that shapes human experience in much the same way linguistic forms of communication do.   In addition to her specification of color and material, Ms. Kurokawa generates design ideas and approaches all solutions humanistically.   She is a perceptive listener and synthesizer of information, always with the goal of understanding clients' needs and desires for functioning optimally in the spaces they're creating.

Using my experience as a Professional Merchandiser, Interior designer, Apparel Buyer and Graphic artist; I am able to select color and transform your space into something wonderful; blending practical functionality with the appropriate color palette to intentionally surround you with a pleasing environment. Applying the elements of Color Psychology, we work to achieve the most potential out of your space. I began my career with Nordstrom early on, which set me on a path to understanding what it takes to provide outstanding customer service with an attention to detail. OUR MISSION: To skillfully and intentionally modify an environment so that people become engaged, delighted and richly satisfied -- to surround them with an experience that goes beyond the ordinary and breathes contentment into their everyday lives. Copyright 2014. Intentional Surroundings.

Jacki Gommel

Jacki Gommel

Jane Earl Consulting, LLC specializes in human response to color. Ms. Earl has in-depth training and understanding of how color impacts us, both personally and professionally, physically and emotionally, at home and work. She is an accredited color consultant by the International Association of Color Consultants - North America since 1997. As a former IACC-NA President and a founding member of the IACC North American chapter Ms, Earl is one of the foremost color authorities.

Having a passion for color, art and design since I was young has always pushed me to expand my creative side. Since earning my BFA in Interior Design in 1992, my focus has primarily been Residential Design. In 2011, I began working for an architectural firm as a Commercial Interior Designer. Although the two fields offer different design challenges, I consider the human response to color as the same for each. I strive to reflect this in my artwork as well. As I discover more, it is my desire to help others understand the significance of color, and teach them to think about the impact of color in our surroundings and in our lives. Being a creative-left-brained person, (or is that a logical-right-brain??) I was thrilled to discover the IACC and its scientific approach to color! During the time I attended the seminars, the IACC celebrated their 50th Anniversary. I was honored and privileged to have one of my seminar assignments chosen to display at the event in Salzburg, Austria. I became an Associate Member of the IACC-NA in 2008 and am currently researching for my thesis. In 2012 I joined the Board as Vice President and was voted in as President in 2013. It is a pleasure to serve with my fellow board members for such an amazing organization! Please note that I currently do not consult outside of the architect firm where I work.

Jen Guerin

Jen Guerin

Massimo Caiazzo

Massimo Caiazzo

MERGE

Benjie Swenson

The fastest way to instantly create change in a room is through color, and a fresh coat of paint works wonders! If you are living in a dull or unappealing space because you are afraid to make a wrong choice, Lauri Hafvenstein can help. An Associate Member professionally trained by the International Association of Color Consultants (IACC), Lauri believes that every consultation is a collaboration. Together, you'll narrow down choices to find colors you love that harmonize with other elements in your space and create just the right feeling for your home. A partner in the firm Old House Loves, LLC, Lauri is especially passionate about choosing appropriate colors for older and historic homes.

For 23 years Interior Designer Sheri Peterson has built her reputation on relationships developed with clients, suppliers, and trades. With a portfolio that includes residential, commercial, and hospitality work (even a Canadian Coast Guard ice breaker ship!) her strengths are rooted in those relationships, but also her ability to envision how a space is used and what the finished result will look like. It all begins with communication. She listens to the client first and tries to make the decision-making process as quick and easy as possible. She believes in a collaborative approach, as everyone from the home or business owner to contractor and tradespeople have expertise to share. They all contribute to complete a successful job. Most importantly though, her expertise is that projects are inspired and often begin with colour. Colour and combinations of colour have an interaction with humans on all levels. If the colour is not exact, the perfect ambiance will not be created. It must be right- it’s the foundation, spirit, and mood of the project. Past commercial projects have included The Uplands Golf Club, The Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites, The Oak Bay Beach Hotel, The Accent Inns, countless professional’s offices, along with small restaurant and retail spaces. Residential Projects range from single room renovations, many high end kitchen and bathroom renovations, to new custom home construction both on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland.

Tessa Jones

Tessa Jones

I am a full service interior design firm specializing in color consulting, space planning and custom made window treatment design and fabrication. I have been a designer for 23 years and have had my own design firm for 18 years. In addition, I have my own window treatment fabrication workroom, designing and making my clients' one-of-a-kind creations and decorative pillows.

Toshiya Hashimoto

Toshiya Hashimoto

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