Color Theory Consultants: Experts in Color & Design

One of the things that sets Color Theory apart from other painting companies is our commitment to help you find the perfect colors & styles that will help you love your home. That’s why the first person you’ll probably meet is one of our Color Theory Consultants.

Color Theory Consultants are hardworking and design savvy individuals who work as trusted advisors to ensure that you love your home. During your estimate, your consultant will listen to your needs & priorities and give you an estimate and plan for your project. With deep expertise in both the technical and design details, she or he will help you choose the right colors, paint finishes, and other details that can make a big difference in the end result.

If you need extra help choosing colors, schedule a color consultation to get in-depth guidance on the perfect colors to fit your needs and show your style.

Ali Sears

Ali Sears

As a former store manager for Sherwin-Williams paint, Ali knows the paint options, techniques, color principles, and other details that are essential to painting success.

Jes Miller

Jes Miller

With a deep understanding of color and its impact on our lives, Jes combines her expertise in design and Feng Shui to help customers achieve a home and life they love.


Painters that care

When you invite painters into your home, you'll get to know them better than you think. Our team will take great care of you and your belongings. Our painters are more than laborers; they are craftsmen who take pride in making sure every detail is right to turn your vision for your home into a reality that you love.

Our painters are meticulous and careful in their preparation. Throughout the job, they will protect your belongings, keep their painting supplies organized, and clean up at the end of each day. We understand the importance of your home being a safe place so we won't smoke, drink, or swear while at your home. We strive to be trustworthy in every way.

A few days before your job begins, your local painter craftsman crew leader will contact you to coordinate scheduling details. We keep our painting teams small and efficient. You will know who is in your home. They will keep in contact with you throughout your project and make sure they are working in a way that suits your family needs. Ask them a question and they'll help you find a solution.


A local Bloomington painting company

Color Theory was founded in Bloomington in 2008 by Torlando Hakes while he was completing his art degree at Indiana University. Today, Color Theory continues to employ local artists and craftsmen to help Monroe County families transform their homes through the expert use of color and top-notch customer service.

Torlando Hakes, Owner

Torlando has more than 15 years of painting experience. He is dedicated to help put Bloomington on the map as a thriving hub of innovation and craftsmanship by providing opportunities for artists to apply their skills through rewarding employment in the trades. You may or may not see Torlando during your project, but he is there in the background, ensuring that all jobs are done with high quality & customer service, while working to expand opportunities throughout Indiana and beyond.


We love our team and so do our clients!

“The painters, Eric and Miles, were great.  The colors look beautiful. Everything was clean and tidy after each day they worked.  Very professional.

In addition to the painters, the [consultant], Ali, was wonderful.  Ali is a very knowledgeable painting and wall covering professional.  I got excellent advice from her about how to get the shade and degree of color that I was looking for.

I very much appreciated working with the people at Color Theory.  I wouldn’t hesitate to call them for any other painting at my house.”

-Judy R

“From the moment Torlando and his apprentice Craig stepped into our home we knew that we were going to be treated with respect and courtesy. We have never had workers in our home who were as professional, thoughtful, neat and quiet as these two gentlemen. We hardly knew they were around.

The painting was done to perfection with attention to every small detail. We would rate our experience as 10 stars, they were that good. Our consultant Caitlin kept us in the loop with consistent communication, updates and reminders. We will use Color Theory again and recommend them to our friends and family. Thank you for a job well done.”

-Susan S

“Color Theory is a first-rate company. They complete their work on time and on budget. Their painters are polite, competent, and have a good eye for color (useful in those cases where new paint has to match existing paint in the adjacent area). I highly recommend Color Theory!”

-Bernie F