Color Theory provides  painting & design services in Bloomington, IN 

Our talented and trustworthy painters and designers will transform your space into a home that is uniquely you.



Finding a new color to showcase the interior of your home is pain free with Color Theory. 

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We also know how to give your home that great curb appeal that'll give admires your attention.


Color design

 Collaborate together with our talented color designers to come up with  a concept that suits you.

Torlando Hakes, BFA Founder and CEO

Torlando Hakes, BFA

Founder and CEO






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Passion for Painting

We really love painting.  Something about it is so unnerving and peaceful.  A freshly prepped room waiting for paint is like a new blank canvas which to an artist is the beginning of inspiration.




Talented Design

We're all about fresh, crisp, clean lines and rich color.  You'll be amazed by the care we put into every room.






We believe painting has the cure to help you unwind and decompress for the day. That's why we take so much pride in what we do.  That's what makes us Color Theory.



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Color Consultation

At Color Theory, we work with homeowners to find the perfect color scheme that fits who they are.





"A color consultation is really more of a collaboration between you the homeowner and us the designers."
-Torlando Hakes, Founder & CEO





Our color consultation is fun and pain free.

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We know what it's like to stand in front of the wall of endless color at the paint store and feel overwhelmed by all of the choices. It's paralyzing! That's why working with our professional color designer Torlando Hakes is so helpful.  With a background in fine arts and a heart of a teacher he will sit down with you and together come up with a color scheme that suits your home.  His passion for color is contagious! 


We are honored to be among the top 5% of companies who received the 2013 Super Service Award on the popular review site Angie's List.  We are now a two time recipient of such an award because of our dedication to customer service and quality painting. 




"Torlando was a consummate professional from the color consulting all the way through the job.  He spent about 5-6 days completing the work and was very clean and efficient.  The colors worked wonderfully and that was an essential part of his service. We are convinced that if he had not helped us with the selection we would not have been as thrilled with the final product.    Outstanding."

- Lance Lambert

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What others are saying about us!

"Torlando and his crew are truly amazing! They are talented, professional, kind and hard working. They started the work prior to us moving in and managed to work without our water even turned on for several days while we tried to fix the issue. They never complained once... Just kept plowing through. I picked the colors remotely and Torlando was kind enough to test them out in the house prior to ordering them. He realized some of the colors needed to be a bit warmer for the new flooring, and adjusted them accordingly... And gorgeously! He was dead on, and I'm so grateful for his expertise! After our flooring was put in the installers forgot to caulk the floorboards, and Torlando handled all of that for us. Torlando came up with fantastic and fun ideas for both of our children's bedrooms. We are thrilled! I can not say enough positive things about my experience. I was actually sad when the project was finished... I'm going to miss the crew:). This house is fabulous... All thanks to Torlando's team!"
-Megan Morseth

"Torlando and his team did an excellent job.  The color consultations with Torlando were extremely helpful in choosing the colors for the various rooms, and well worth the negligible additional cost.  We had already had some particular ideas of what we wanted, and Torlando was able both to find the perfect choices for what we were looking for, as well as make additional suggestions we had not originally considered.  All of the colors ended up as great as we could have hoped.  The team worked quickly and efficiently, completing the entire house in about a week and a half, and did a very thorough and professional job.  It's very evident right away that this was a house that was painted by people who really knew what they were doing.  I had expected it to be a relatively disruptive process, given that the entire house was being done, but it turned out to be far more painless than I had through it would be.  Definitely would recommend them, and in fact, there are a few further small painting jobs we are planning to have done later on for which we would definitely use them again."
-Karen McEwen-Lawrie

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"Everything went great. Torlando listened well to what we wanted and what we liked and did not like. He even came up with a great idea for painting some accent walls to break up our two-story entryway and living room that has a vaulted ceiling so that the spaces didn't seem so big. They now feel more separate and less overwhelming, which we love. We have already met and picked out all of the colors for the bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs."
- Amanda Schroeder

"We were so pleased with the quality of Torlando's quick work in painting our home's hallways and stairwells. Such crisp edges! It looks perfect. We felt Torlando's bid was very competitive and well worth the price.  He's also a super friendly guy and we felt very comfortable having him in our home whether we were there or not. Will absolutely hire him again!"

- Jessica Quirk

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"I recently hired Torlando to paint the master bedroom of our new home. The overall experience was excellent. I will certainly be hiring Torlando for all of our future painting projects! On the day of the project Torlando was on time and got started right away. The actual paint job was very well done. The price was very reasonable. I have worked with other painters that charged more for lesser quality.
I will certainly hire Torlando again!"
        -  Joseph Kerschbaum 

"It turned out excellent! They did a great job."

- MaryJane Miller

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"We have had him back three more times to paint bedrooms and hallways.  He has consistently done a great job.  We will continue to have him paint rooms in our home.  Torlando is reliable, affordable and really talented."
- Chris Ritrievi