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KARIN AND JOEY - 1930's El Cerrito residence

These clients were very aware of the emotional impact of color and had been discussing painting all of the rooms in their house for months. They had thought a lot about color combinations, tried many samples, gone through quite an evolution of ideas. Ultimately, they couldn't make a final plan. They knew for sure they felt depressed by earthy colors containing brown, and also grayed or muted colors. Two colors they loved were teal and a red-orange, but where to put them or how to harmonize them with other colors? So my job as color consultant was to help complete their palette, or color scheme, and create a flow of colors that felt right and balanced the house. The final colors - magenta, lime, mango, teal, cobalt, scarlet, mulberry - have vibrant, exciting, positive energy.