Which Comes First, The Color or The Furnishing?It is very much the question of the chicken or the egg that we all grew up with. In the painting world, especially here at Brooks Painting, part of our job is to help our clients with choosing their colors for their painting project. The easy part for most of our clients is choosing the company to apply the paint, and the stressful part is choosing the colors. With 20 plus years of experience I feel like I am pretty good at this. In fact, I have a lot of clients who have me pick their colors for them. We also have Terese on our sales staff who has a design background, and is excellent at helping with colors. Some people know exactly what they want, but more than half really don’t have a clue. That is where our expertise comes into play.
We encounter a lot of customers who are redoing the entire space. They are getting new flooring, furniture, or bedding. They want a whole new feel, and paint will just be a part of the overall picture. So where should you start? Paint really should be the last part chosen. Let’s take a bedroom, for example. Have your new bedding there already or at the very least a sample of it. If you are changing flooring, window coverings, etc, samples of those are ideal too. Once we can lay out the other items going in the space then we can pick colors that will complement each other. The last step is to pick a paint color; that is much easier to change than bedding, flooring, or window coverings, and furnishings. I can’t tell you how many times customers want to do it back words, and I advise them against doing that. It is much better in the long run to have the whole picture of the space laid out, than just one part.
If you need help with color consulting, please call us at Brooks Painting to help with all your color needs in Davis, Woodland, Yolo County, Solano County, or Sacramento County.