Free Color Consulting

CertaPro Painters® of Austin, TX

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On-Site Color Consultation

Lori Kennedy is a trained designer who was the color expert at Sherwin Williams prior to working as the preferred Color Consultant for CertaPro Painters of Austin. During your color consultation, Lori will help you find the paint colors and color schemes that reflect your unique style and taste. Her insight will assist you in choosing the best shades to suit your project and lead you to your desired result.

**We offer a free color consultation for customers that have booked a project with us. Once the estimate has been finalized and we proceed to the next phase of painting your home, or color consultant will coordinate with you on the project.**

Help to choose interior and exterior paint colors.

Our designer, Lori works with you to choose colors for both your interior and exterior with a focus on making sure the whole house feels cohesive.

Color Consultation with Lori Kennedy

Lori was raised in Houston, Texas, and attended Texas A&M University. She resides in Austin, Texas with her husband David where they raised their son Davis. When not perfecting our clients' color design, Lori enjoys yoga and spending time on Lake Travis.

Popular Exterior Paint Colors in Austin, TX

CertaPro Painters® of Austin can renovate the exterior of many styles of homes. With the help of our expert designer, Lori Kennedy, we can choose from a wide variety of colors that could suit your house. From brick homes to stucco, our team has got you covered. From our local experience, there are plenty of popular choices to choose from for your exterior painting.

**We offer a free color consultation for customers that have booked a project with us. Once the estimate has been finalized and we proceed to the next phase of painting your home, or color consultant will coordinate with you on the project.**
List of Popular Exterior Colors in Austin, TX Back

Professional from start to finish. Excellent work, very careful, asked for information when unsure throughout the project. We have used CertaPro several times for both interior and exterior painting and highly recommend them.

- John K. | Austin, TX

John K. | Austin, TX

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About our Free Color Consulting Service at CertaPro Painters:

Here are some frequently asked questions about using our color consultant to help you choose interior and exterior colors for your home.

What is a color consultant?

Our consultants work as color specialists at CertaPro Painters. Our designers can help you narrow down colors to a few paint choices that will work well with your furnishings. They will never push you into colors you’re uncomfortable with but will help expand your options to colors you might not have chosen without guidance.

Why use a color consultant?

Many of our customers get stuck choosing a color and can’t move forward. This is why 20% of our customers take advantage of our free color consultant. You’ll be living with your paint colors for years, so being thrilled with them makes all the difference to us.

Can’t I choose paint colors myself?

Average people without design experience tend to choose colors that look very light on the color samples they get at the paint store but appear much darker or brighter when they are painted in a whole room. That “baby pink” from the sample chip can look more like “bubblegum” when painted on all four walls.

Neutral colors are tough to get right too. Whites have undertones that are hard to read on the small paint chips. Pick the wrong white, and the walls can look dirty or yellow. Color Consultants are trained to see the color nuances in whites and neutrals that the average person has trouble seeing.

Without a designer’s help, you’ll likely be able to get a good “first read” on the paint color, but you’ll likely have trouble determining the undertones that will cause your home to look “too blue” or “too yellow” when the project is done.  Having Lori help you choose colors allows you to drill down in the color family you like to a color you’ll love.

Even if the color you choose is the exact color of a friend’s house you love, it will look different since the lighting in your home is different.

I like the paint color on the home’s exterior at 123 Main Street. Can you match that color for me?

Yes, and this happens fairly often. You’ll let us know that you like the color at a home across town, and we’ll have our designer Lori drive by the house.  She’ll then consider the lighting and shade of your home and then choose a color that will make your home look the same color.  What’s interesting is that the color you end up with may or may not be the exact paint color, but it will LOOK like the exact paint color once Lori considers the shade and sun your home is exposed to.  And yes, all of this is free once you decide to hire us to paint for you.

Can CertaPro’s color consultant help me choose both interior and exterior colors?

Yes!  While many designers can help you choose interior colors, Lori also specializes in exterior colors.  You won’t believe the difference a few subtle touches of paint make to the outcome of your exterior.

Will your designer push me into paint colors that are trendy?

When we were interviewing candidates, it was super important to us that the consultant had a demeanor that was open-minded and low-key – we didn’t want the consultant to push their own taste onto our customers but rather work with our customers’ tastes to choose the best palette for them.

Will the paint color look different when it dries?

Yes, you can only judge the color after the paint has completely dried.

Is there any “rule of thumb” when choosing new paint colors?

The most important thing to consider is how a color makes you feel.

Our color consultant, Lori will have clients choose colors they like from a fan deck and then ask them to use words to describe how each color makes them feel.  Try this yourself, and you’ll see that certain colors can be eliminated immediately.

Exterior Paint Color Tips and Trends

Drive through various neighborhoods and take note of appealing exterior paint color schemes and adaptability to your own home.

Define the entry. Use your front door paint color as a “Welcome” sign to your home. Typically your front door should be very visible in contrast with the rest of your home, so visitors know where to enter.

Most importantly: Exterior colors should always coordinate with your roof color. If you look carefully at your roofing shingles, you’ll see tones and flecks of green, gray, beige, and even maroon. Use your roof’s undertones to help choose your main exterior color. This is more important than it may seem.

Interior Paint Color Tips and Trends

Determine the mood you want to create with the room. Warmer tones are friendly and inviting. Cooler tones create calm and relaxing spaces.

Think about ‘flow’ and how the colors of neighboring rooms will work together. Very dark to very light transitions, or transitions from rooms with highly contrasting colors can either be jarring or invigorating. Open floor plans can be tricky, but our designer can help you choose colors that work together and don’t look choppy.

Keeping the trim all one color provides continuity as you move from room to room. Stark white in a semi- or full-gloss creates a very formal look.

Ready to have your home professionally transformed with interior and exterior painting?

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**We offer a free color consultation for customers that have booked a project with us. Once the estimate has been finalized and we proceed to the next phase of painting your home, or color consultant will coordinate with you on the project.**