Colour Consultation in Toronto
Colour is a personal preference. What one finds classy, another may find gaudy. We know and respect the fact that once Element Painters has finished your home, you will have to live with the results. That's why we have a colour consultant on hand who can help you decide on the right colour choices for your sense of aesthetic.
We have worked with a plethora of clients over the years, to create a palatable colour scheme their home. Element Painters works alongside designers and home stager's harmoniously, and we work together as a team to produce the results you want. With our experience we can guide you along the colour decision process smoothly. From the simple, mundane aspects, like ceiling colour, to the exciting options of bedroom colours. It all has to tie in and make sense otherwise it will look disjointed and rushed.
The first time we discuss possible colour choices is during the quote. From there we can get a sense of your style, whether you want to go bold or keep it neutral. Once you have decided to choose Element Painters, (wise choice!) we book a meeting to consult with you about your colour expectations. It's normal practice, during a colour consult, to have ready any materials, paint chips or references you would like to incorporate. We take into account your artwork, rugs and furniture style as well. If you have just moved and have belongings in storage that will make or break the colour scheme, we suggest you take photos to present to us at this meeting. You can never have too much inspiration so go wild and have fun collecting reference material.
From Paint Chip to Walls
What looks pleasing on a little paint chip could look horrendous on your walls. Take into consideration that there are plenty of factors that will affect the outcome of the colour you choose. Is it a south facing wall with lots of sunlight all year round, or a basement with no natural light source? Are your walls freshly installed drywall, free of bumps, or old plaster that has more bumps than not? These are all legitimate questions that will ultimately help you decide between an eggshell neon orange or a flat terracotta!
Once the colours have been decided on, we suggest you get test patches painted in different spots around the room. If you are staying neutral there can be huge differences between whites and creams, so we advise you to think about doing test patches as well. Once you have finalized your decision, we can order the paint and get those drop cloths ready to begin. How exciting!
Exterior Colour Decisions
The exterior of your home shouldn't be a last thought. You want it to reflect your personality as much as the inside does. We at Element Painters are somewhat experts on painting exteriors in Toronto. The majority of our spring/summer season is spent outside painting. We have an extensive portfolio of homes and businesses we have completed over the years. We have a penchant for a classy front door. We have refinished oak front doors, painted bright turquoise on a belly dancing studios front door, restored a painted door back to it's original wood, and the list goes on. The small details like the soffit and fascia, and the eavestrough can make or break a good exterior paint job. We incorporate the small details for an immaculate result.
We have cleaned, stripped and stained a lot of decks. You can choose to use a green cleaner to remove the dirt every couple of years or go all out and stain it. We have used a lot of exterior wood products and, to be honest, some of them fall short in performing. We aren't loyal to a brand, we are loyal to the best product, and we have whittled our selection down to just that. Colour is a wonderful way to add warmth and style to a deck or wood trim. We can advise you on what would look best, taking into consideration your usage and maintenence.