"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. Served on the IACC_NA's Board of Directors, as Vice President and President Elect from 2009 - 2011. 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Thesis topic: The Use of Color in Sacred Space

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 | | 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.

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

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