As a color consultant, having knowledge about which colors will compliment your home is an important part of my job. So what do I do when a customer is selecting a color that I “know” won’t look good on the exterior of their home? This happened recently and it gave me pause.
My personal preference is to put subdued color on exteriors, but I often gravitate to rich color. I’m not a fan of pastels, so I stay away from them, but also for the reason that I don’t believe they look very good on exteriors. So I had a customer that chose a pastel color for their exterior, and not a color that I thought would look the best on their home. The problem is that when I tried to direct them to other colors, they kept going back to that same light green. So I had to take a step back, and let them make their choices. They were passionate about the color, so who am I to say no? I know that when the color is up, and the job is finished, they will still be happy and as excited as when they selected the color. And part of my job is ensuring my customer is happy with the end product.
My color selections have been stretched in recent months. People want to express themselves with color, not only on the inside of their homes, but the exteriors as well. The bottom line is that it’s important as a color consultant that the colors complement each other. Most importantly, I want my customer to be happy and enthusiastic about color selection. If we can achieve both, then I’ve done my job.