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Looking for a Colour Selection Consultant

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Looking for a Colour Selection Consultant

Hi,

I am looking for a colour selection consultant who can help select colours for our house. Is there anyone you guys would recommend? I live in Markham East area of Ontario very near to Toronto. How much a consultant usually charge? Our house has 4 bedrooms.

Thanks
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What do you mean? An interior designer? I've not heard of a consultant just for color selection.
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golden wrote: What do you mean? An interior designer? I've not heard of a consultant just for color selection.
yes interior designer who can help us select colours for the whole house (interior only). We have already hired a painter to paint the house.
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This is some balling on another level thing is it
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Typically an interior designer charge by the hour and they usually take the renovation as a project. Prices varies depending on the designer, most are over $100 per hour for sure. We used an interior designer before. I'm sure that some do partial consultation (not the renovation as a whole). I believe you should budget for $1000 at a minimum. Of course, the range can vary significantly. Make sure you look at some of their previous projects to get a sense of their style. A whole house renovation project will be much more expensive in terms of design fee.
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We use one all the time, its actually an interior decorator not designer. She charges $250 a house and its worth every penny on the model homes. Unfortunately im in ottawa so i can't recommend anyone.
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I have an interior paint consultant coming to my house this week to look at my just finished basement. She's from a Benjamin Moore store and they charge $25 an hour. I'm in a different part of Ontario than you but I assume other Benjamin Moore stores might offer a similar service.
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tim-x wrote: I have an interior paint consultant coming to my house this week to look at my just finished basement. She's from a Benjamin Moore store and they charge $25 an hour. I'm in a different part of Ontario than you but I assume other Benjamin Moore stores might offer a similar service.
thats dirt cheap $25 an hour
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srhcan wrote: thats dirt cheap $25 an hour
I'm sure it's gonna take more then an hour. Don't expect to pay any less then a couple hundred bucks. Take a picture of the room with your phone and use an app to select colors... Pretty much every major paint company has an app. Unless you have money to spend
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srhcan wrote: thats dirt cheap $25 an hour
Do you honestly think someone will jump in their car, travel to your place, then travel back for $25 or $50?

You need to commit to buying $xxx in paint from the franchise that is supplying the $25 consultant. You also get a small discount on the paint (or used to anyways). Some BM franchises even send someone to your house to do it for free...I'm sure if you're painting an entire house they would gladly waive the $25. They probably charge the $25 to avoid tire kickers.
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Cas77 wrote: Do you honestly think someone will jump in their car, travel to your place, then travel back for $25 or $50?

You need to commit to buying $xxx in paint from the franchise that is supplying the $25 consultant. You also get a small discount on the paint (or used to anyways). Some BM franchises even send someone to your house to do it for free...I'm sure if you're painting an entire house they would gladly waive the $25. They probably charge the $25 to avoid tire kickers.

It goes like this:
Them: "what color do you like?"
You: "uh, blue"
Them: (grabbing first blue swatch that catches their eye) "this one is for you"
You: "is it?"
Them: "yes, it's very popular really makes your home blablabla... we sell a lot of this, it's really popular".
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eldeejay wrote: It goes like this:
Them: "what color do you like?"
You: "uh, blue"
Them: (grabbing first blue swatch that catches their eye) "this one is for you"
You: "is it?"
Them: "yes, it's very popular really makes your home blablabla... we sell a lot of this, it's really popular".
Maybe if you bring them to an empty house but with window coverings, art on the walls and furniture they can probably do a decent job. For an empty house you might want someone more creative (probably more $$$)
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Like I said the Benjamin Moore store is sending out their in store designer (a paint sales person) with their swatches etc. to the house for $25 an hour. She said it rarely takes longer than an hour. I'm under no obligation to buy paint from them. I'm sure that I'm not paying for a professional designer but it's worth it to me as I have difficulty picking out these things.
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I was in the same boat, but never got around to doing it, so I don't have definitive numbers. Ben Moore had a person that was something like $100 to come by, and they waived the cost if you bought paint from them. I think Sherwin Williams was the same.

This is in Windsor, Ontario ... not sure if it's just those stores that "have a guy", or if it's their policy.
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