Have you ever wondered why one color appears complimentary on one person, but, drains the life out of another person?

The phenomenon is no coincidence. Color can influence the way you look, think, feel, act, learn and heal.

Color is a game changer, a life changer, a multimillion dollar industry.

Color consultants from all walks of life are available to advise you on color choices for your wardrobe, cosmetics, home and office; interiors and exteriors and more. 

There are 16.7 million known colors in the world, thus, it is understandable that people are indecisive or unsure, regarding colors.

Below we discuss varying types of color consultants, what to expect when engaging these professionals and how the industry functions.

These 7 types of color consultants include:

In each and every situation, a genetic approach to color is the answer!

7 Popular Types Of Color Consultants

1. Personal And Fashion Color Consultants 

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Above are some examples of how each of the four C Color Spectrums can wear the colors of white, black and gray.

Notice the differences in the four C Color Spectrums;

C Color Spectrum 1 White is Cool/Blue Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Ash

C Color Spectrum 2 Black is Cool/Blue Based, More Saturated

C Color Spectrum 3 Gray is Warm/Yellow Based, Moderately Saturated

C Color Spectrum 4 Gray is Warm/Red Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Earth

The key is the base of the predominant color of one of the primary colors of blue, yellow and red.

Personal and Fashion Color Consultants provide advice on the colors that pertain to clothing and accessories.

Personal Color and Fashion Consultants can assist you in discovering your style preferences by assessing your wardrobe and offering direction with future purchases, along with the color evaluation. A consultation can span a few hours. The objective of the consultation is to identify colors that enhance your image and garments and accessories that complement your body type.

What To Expect When Working With A Personal Color Consultant

Personal Color and Fashion Consultants for the most part approach color evaluation through the decades old method of assessing external features and by draping colored fabric near your face or over you.

Hair, eyes and skin colors are evaluated by color consultants to attempt to discern the appropriate colors for you, however, your hair, eyes and complexion each contain numerous colors, so color recommendations based on those external factors are not accurate, nor definitive.

Personal Color and Fashion Consultants can be expensive and locating the ideal consultant for color, clothing and accessories advice can be challenging. Results can vary significantly or be completely contradictory depending on your consultant, consequently, making it difficult to obtain consistent color and style advice.

2. Cosmetic Color Consultants 

Above are some examples of how each of the four C Color Spectrums can wear cosmetic colors.

Notice the differences in the four C Color Spectrums;

C Color Spectrum 1 Gray and Mauve are Cool/Blue Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Ash

C Color Spectrum 2 Grays are Cool/Blue Based, More Saturated

C Color Spectrum 3 Gray, Purple, Pink and Burgundy are Warm/Yellow Based, Moderately Saturated

C Color Spectrum 4 Brown, Green and Burgundy are Warm/Red Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Earth

The key is the base of the predominant color of one of the primary colors of blue, yellow and red.

Cosmetic Color Consultants, also known as beauty advisors assist you in selecting makeup colors. Typically these professionals can be found at stores that sell beauty products, such as Sephora, Mac or department stores, such as Nordstrom.

What To Expect When Working With A Cosmetic Color Consultant

Most beauty stores offer free cosmetic color consultations with a $50 purchase, however, the skill sets and experience levels of these consultants vary widely.

Cosmetic Consultants are also incentivized to sell products and for that reason finding a consultant that has your best interests at heart may be taxing. Additionally, many consultants follow color fashion trends and trends tend to be dynamic and fast paced with intended obsolescence.

3. Hair Color Consultants

Above are some examples of how each of the four C Color Spectrums can wear hair colors.

Notice the differences in the four C Color Spectrums;

C Color Spectrum 1 White is Cool/Blue Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Ash

C Color Spectrum 2 Platinum is Cool/Blue Based, More Saturated

C Color Spectrum 3 Blonde is Warm/Yellow Based, Moderately Saturated

C Color Spectrum 4 Blonde is Warm/Red Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Earth

The key is the base of the predominant color of one of the primary colors of blue, yellow and red.

Hair colorists typically advise their clients, regarding hair color, although, there are actual Hair Color Consultants.

What To Expect When Working With A Hair Color Consultant

A colorist will most likely initiate a short meeting with you to ascertain your goals and objectives.

Traditionally, hair texture is evaluated. The texture of your hair, whether fine, medium or coarse will determine the products that will be utilized, the efficacy of the color transfer process and the aftercare regimen.

Aftercare product recommendations are suggested to promote the longevity of the color.

As hair color opinions vary widely, your Hair Color Consultant should strive to ensure that the current fashion and trends do not interfere with their color recommendations.

4. Interior Design Color Consultants

Designers usually consult with you, regarding paint colors, window coverings, wall coverings, flooring, furnishings, soft and hardscapes, the movement of walls and or space redesigning.

Decorators usually consult with you, in reference to home furnishings and will assist you with creating a color palette for your residence, layout and arrangement recommendations, suggestions for fabrics for furniture and the purchase of accessories.

Above are some examples of home environments for each of the four C Color Spectrums.

Notice the differences in the four C Color Spectrums;

C Color Spectrum 1 White and Gray are Cool/Blue Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Ash

C Color Spectrum 2 White and Gray are Cool/Blue Based, More Saturated

C Color Spectrum 3 Cream, Gray and Blue are Warm/Yellow Based, Moderately Saturated

C Color Spectrum 4 Green and Tan are Warm/Red Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Earth

The key is the base of the predominant color of one of the primary colors of blue, yellow and red.

What To Expect When Working With Design and Décor Color Consultants

Design and Decor Consultants tend to be more expensive, than Paint Consultants, as they assist you with a wider range of services and include decisions, concerning color.

There are less expensive online interior design services. For example, services like Modsy and Havenly pair you with interior decorators that provide digital design renderings based on your communicated preferences.

The Houzz AR tool allows you to digitally place furniture in your home.

Interior Design Color Consultants typically have hourly fees and take a percentage fee of the items that you purchase. Hourly fees range from $200 per hour upward.

5. Exterior Color Consultants

Exterior Color Consultants advise on exterior home color schemes. Some color consultants work exclusively with paint colors, while others specialize in paint and finishes for garage doors, shutters, siding and other elements of the exterior of your home.

The optimal home colors will be pleasing, welcoming and can create an air of excitement in you upon arrival at your residence.

While a new coat of the optimal exterior paint can potentially increase the value and appeal of your home, repainting your home in a suboptimal color is an investment that can set you back thousands of dollars.

Selecting exterior color schemes that you prefer will avoid color placement mistakes and wasted money.

exterior paint color consultant

Above are some examples of home exteriors for each of the four C Color Spectrums.

Notice the differences in the four C Color Spectrums;

C Color Spectrum 1 Gray and White are Cool/Blue Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Ash

C Color Spectrum 2 White, Gray and Blue are Cool/Blue Based, More Saturated

C Color Spectrum 3 Cream and Ivory are Warm/Yellow Based, Moderately Saturated

C Color Spectrum 4 Tan and Green are Warm/Red Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Earth

The key is the base of the predominant color of one of the primary colors of blue, yellow and red.

What To Expect When Working With An Exterior Color Consultant

Keep in mind that all home Exterior Color Consultants do not offer painting services, however, these professional can assist you in a wide range of color decisions.

Most Exterior Color Consultants charge by the project, depending on the size of your home. You may pay $300 for a small or mid sized home and $500 or more for a larger residence.

Exterior Color Consultants customarily offer renderings of your home to allow you to see how the actual colors will appear at your residence.

6. Interior/Exterior Paint Color Consultants

Interior/Exterior Paint Color consultants apply their expertise to assist you in selecting wall colors.

Many paint stores offer color consulting services. Usually, a professional will visit with you at your home to discuss your color preferences.

What To Expect When Working With An Interior/Exterior Paint Color Consultants

Paint Color Consultations fees can range from $50 to $400, depending on the scope of the project.  Some consultants offer flat fees, while others charge hourly.

If you receive a color consultation from a store that sells paint, the store may apply your fee to the price of the paint.

Stores, such as Kirkland do not include a paint color consultation with the painting contract price. Kirkland charges a consulting fee of $225 for the service, for the first two hours and $75 per hour afterward.

When selecting a Paint Color Consultant, compare the pricing models of the companies that you are considering, to ensure that you understand the scope of the consultation.

Paint color consultants

Above are some examples of paint colors for each of the four C Color Spectrums.

Notice the differences in the four C Color Spectrums;

C Color Spectrum 1 Gray is Cool/Blue Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Ash

C Color Spectrum 2 Blue is Cool/Blue Based, More Saturated

C Color Spectrum 3 Blue is Warm/Yellow Based, Moderately Saturated

C Color Spectrum 4 Gray is Warm/Red Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Earth

The key is the base of the predominant color of one of the primary colors of blue, yellow and red.

7. Office Color Consultants

The surprising effects of color in the workplace has ignited an entire industry. Studies show that color can impact employee performance for better or worse. For example, certain colors can enhance employee productivity, concentration and enjoyment, while others can drain employee energy, create distraction and prohibit creativity.

Office Color Consultants that look beyond the aesthetic design of an office to select and apply colors that can increase efficiency and elicit superior work from employees are in demand.

Paint colors, lighting and décor should all be taken into consideration when decorating office spaces.

7 consultants office

Above are some examples of office environments for each of the four C Color Spectrums.

Notice the differences in the four C Color Spectrums;

C Color Spectrum 1 White and Gray are Cool/Blue Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Ash

C Color Spectrum 2 White and Gray are Cool/Blue Based, More Saturated

C Color Spectrum 3 Gray and Brown are Warm/Yellow Based, Moderately Saturated

C Color Spectrum 4 Green is Warm/Red Based, Less Saturated, Appears Rubbed with Earth

The key is the base of the predominant color of one of the primary colors of blue, yellow and red.

What To Expect When Working With An Office Color Consultant

Consultation for office colors is an emerging industry, so these consultants are far and few between.

Not all employees respond to the same colors, therefore, Office Color Consultants encounter challenges that other color consultants do not concern themselves with on the average, with clients.

Office Color Consultants would ideally provide personal color analyses for all employees and uncover the hues that stimulate productivity and create mental ease. 

A typical approach to color consulting in the area of office color consulting will not benefit the company or their employees.

For example, blue is commonly revered as a “calming” color, but millions of shades of blue exist. Different hues can have different effects on different people. These factors must be taken into account when offering color recommendations.

A Genetic Approach To Color Is The Answer To All Color Inquiries

C Color is the first and only company to quantify intuitive color preferences and the Ideology and Methodology will assist you in living life in your optimal color environment.

The C Color Application takes into consideration the genetic component of color, that is your inherent, DNA based color preferences.

C Color understands how color can affect your appearance, mental and emotional states, confidence level, learning and healing capacities and assists you identifying the colors that you innately prefer.

With the simple, C Color Quiz, you can quickly determine your C Color Spectrum, that consists of your intrinsic color preferences.

The C Color Quiz guides you through a series of nine panels, each displaying four quadrants of colors. The objective is to select the color quadrant that immediately catches your eye, thereby ensuring that you are following your intuition when choosing your color selections, not your thought choices, as the latter will skew your results.

Your C Color Spectrum is then programmed to your mobile device, allowing the C Color App to aid you in identifying and selecting the optimal colors for all of the areas of your life.

To utilize the C Color App simply take a photograph at a distance of the item that you are considering, adjust the Lighting and Filters features of the photograph, to match the color of the item that your eye sees, choose a zoomed in section of the pure color, even if blurred, to match and the C Color App will reveal whether or not the color is within your C Color Spectrum.

The C Color App, as the 21st Century Palette and Color Consultant is the expert Eye, that is accurate, meets your color needs, answers your color questions, assists you in color decision making and saves you thousands of dollars by eliminating misguided color choices.

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