There aren't really any formulas or "a+b=c" models for picking colors in your home. Choosing paint colors is deeply rooted in culture and personal taste. However, certain guiding principles can help you find the colors that will help you love your home.Read More
Color Theory has again received awards from Angie’s List and Houzz recognizing our commitment to customer service. We are honored to receive these awards and partner with these great companies.Read More
The holidays are just around the corner, which means gatherings with family and friends, visits from loved ones, and lots of love and laughter shared at home. Now is a great time to ensure that your home is not only warm and welcoming, but also reflects your style and personality.Read More
The biggest part of making a new house your home is getting rid of all the stuff the previous owners left behind. No, we don’t mean furniture, clothes, or trash. We are talking about the other stuff -- allergens, pollutants, dirt, and grime. Here are some fairly simple steps you can take to ensure your new home is clean and fresh on day one.Read More
Although we’ve had a warm and toasty Fall, cold weather is on its way, like it or not, and it’s time to get your home ready for Old Man Winter's annual visit. So grab a mug of hot chocolate and check out these cool tips for keeping your house warm and cheery in the months ahead.Read More
If you’re just moving to Bloomington and trying to get your new house in order, you’re probably feeling the overwhelm pretty hard. Packing up your old stuff was probably hard enough and chances are everyone in your home got to the point where they’re just shoveling stuff in boxes to get it done. Now in your new home, you’re dealing with the consequences.
Here are three things you can put on your must list to get a handle on moving in.Read More
Summer is looking good! Fireflies flash morse code in the gloaming, and all’s right with the world. However, if your yard looks more like an unkempt grassy bed than a welcoming oasis, fear not! It’s possible to create an award-winning yard fit for royalty without spending a king’s ransom or all your free time on its maintenance.Read More
There’s room for improvement in each room of your home. Here, we will take a look at a few remodeling projects that will have an impact both on your quality-of-life and your home’s value. We’ll also point out which projects you should tackle on your own and which to pass off to the professionals.Read More
This 4400 sq ft vacation home is a beautiful example of new prairie school design and is overflowing with amenities. The Color Theory team was privileged to work on this awesome cabin rental in Nashville, Indiana.Read More
I see a lot of clients who struggle to figure out how to arrange their bedroom. Where does the bed go? What do I do with this extra space over here? Where should the accent or statement wall be? I recently came across an article that uses Feng Shui principles to get the most out of your room.Read More
Color Theory of Bloomington has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The color and design focused panting company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.Read More
When the homeowners called Color Theory, they initially wanted a quote for painting, but also learned about our color consulting service and were interested in what help that might bring. They had already started working with an interior designer but were still a little back and forth on the new colors. We brought our colors with us and developed a scheme that would work beautifully with the lighting of there home.Read More
What an honor to have such cool looking stuff that it gets picked for an article in Houzz.
At a Craftsmanship Conference through the PDCA I attended recently, we were priveleged to tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s first home. As a group of craftsmen it was hard to temper our trained eyes and not scrutinize every little fault created by the age of an historic home but overall we were very impressed by the detail and craft put into the home.
I made sure to document the trip and use the original colors of Wright’s home as timeless inspiration.Read More
I just ordered a new book for myself by my favorite author on design, Terence Conran. The book itself is maybe a decade old by now but Conran has never been out of date. The book, How To Live In Small Spaces, walks us through the des ign, furnishing, decoration and detail of living in small homes.Read More
I was talking to a fellow contractor friend of mine not too long ago and they told me, "man, our clients could have really used your services". He told me how the customer bought $800 worth of a single paint color and his team got the entire first coat of the project complete (around $2,000 in labor) when the client came in and burst into tears because she hated the color.
There is your reason. Need I say more?Read More
As a tribute to our fine Color Theory Craftsmen who hail from Mexico, here is a collection of 37 colors on Cinco, that's FIVE bold and beautiful color palettes inspired by the Cinco De Mayo celebration that commemorates Mexico's victory in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.Read More