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Has anybody used a colour consultant?

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Thecatsmother17 Thu 03-Aug-17 11:42:36

I'm redecorating my house and finding it tough to pick paint colours.

I was considering using a colour consultant to help - any recs?

GerbitaFillsbottomMcSimmons Tue 08-Aug-17 21:19:24

Farrow and Ball have a colour consultancy service. I think it's just over £200 for a one hour visit with recommendations.

GatoradesDream Tue 08-Aug-17 21:27:24

I'm considering this too, two rooms down, one colour I'm changing for certain and one I'm deliberating (in another thread), many more to do and I'll end up wasting a fortune in paint and decorator fees if I don't start getting it right

Lesley1980 Tue 08-Aug-17 21:32:07

I've never used one but Dulux used to offer it. Their website used to have a list of people in your area. Probably cheaper than F & B & more options.

I did use an interior designer years ago but we just didn't have the same taste. Paint was something she recommended but again not what I was after.

buckeejit Mon 28-Aug-17 22:28:15

Ooh interesting-I'd go F&B as love the depth & chalkiness of their finish. Almost same colours in dulux seem a tad more garish by comparison

YHlondon Sun 08-Oct-17 18:42:53

Sorry to open this back up but wondered if the OP had found a consultant? Am also looking for one for a house refurbished. Spoke to F&B today but would like to have an external consultant who can advise across different paint brands for the best colour range (thinking F&B for the walls and have my eye on some Little Greene and Fired Earth paints for cabinets).

rainorshine39 Mon 09-Oct-17 08:53:38

Have you tried the new dulux visualiser app? Don't have to use their paint but it helps show what the room may look like?

YHlondon Mon 09-Oct-17 09:55:15

Thanks - yes we tried it initially but DH requires some "professional" third party input to be happy. We're nearly there, but given we are spending quite a lot and getting the new kitchen painted at the same time, want to make sure that we don't make any very expensive mistakes!

JoJoSM2 Mon 09-Oct-17 10:34:29

No recommendations but it's probably worth it. I just go with DH's opinion as he has an amazing eye for colour.

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