How to Choose Interior & Exterior Paint Colors For Your Home

how to choose paint colors
Are you about to redecorate, renovate or build? Learn how to choose paint colors. Many people want to make their own color decisions but end up stuck, staring at color chips pasted to their wall for months.

Choosing colors is difficult but the right color makes the difference between a home that makes you feel great, reflecting who you are and one which leaves you cold and uninspired.

Exterior house color is the number one factor affecting your home’s curb appeal and therefore its value.

Learn how to choose paint colors which reflect your individual stye, the ambience you want to create and the decor you have.

Nationally recognized Architectural Color Consultant, Amy Krane is an professional colorist sought by media outlets like Elle Decor, Consumer Reports, Domino, Family Circle and more. She has been awarded “Best of Houzz 2017” after receiving the same award 4 years running.

This presentation, filled with visual examples, will walk you through how to choose colors. You’ll learn the basics of color theory, what’s important when choosing color, what’s on trend and what kinds of color support a healthy environment. The 75 minute talk will have a Q & A following.

Germantown Library, February 12, 2017. 1pm- 3pm.

2015 Lecture Series about Color

This year’s lecture series contains 3 talks:
Color in Residential Interiors
The Power of Color
Color for The Nursery

Color for Residential Interiors will be given January – April at the following venues.
Admission Is Free

Germantown Library: Jan 25, 2PM
Saugerties Library: Jan 31, 2PM
Staatsburg Library: Feb 7
Troy Library: Feb 22|
Millbrook Library: Feb 28, 2 PM, snow date March 14
Tivoli Library: March 21, 1PM, snow date April 4
Olive Library: March 28, 2 PM
Sheffield Library ( MA): March 15, 3 PM, snow date March 22
Kinderhook Library (Kinderhook Home & Garden Day): April 18, 2:45PM
Columbia County Chamber of Commerce: April 30, 5:45pm

Color for Residential Interiors
For most people, choosing paint colors can be overwhelming. Not only is it necessary to take the room’s furnishings into consideration, but paint finish, adjacent room color, sight lines, architecture and light sources, all play an important role in making an informed choice.

This 60 minute talk (plus Q & A) includes over 50 examples of how and how not to use color. The talk combines both the science and art of proper color application and an exploration of the profound emotional, psychological and physiological effects that color has on all of us.

Amy Krane, founder of Amy Krane Color, is trained by the International Association of Color Consultant/Designers of North America and was selected as “Best of HOUZZ” 2014 and 2015, the home decorating website with over 25 million monthly users. She is a regular contributor on Luminary Publishing’s Upstater.com and is featured in the Winter issues of both Hudson Valley Magazine and Home Depot’s in-house magazine, InPaint .