Need to buy paint for your home renovation, office redo or restaurant redesign? Do you find yourself waiting impatiently at the counter in your local hardware store for someone to guide you through the thousands of colors offered? Whether a box, chain store or mom and pop shop, most sellers only employ enough people to keep up with the demand to mix the colors. There rarely seems to be anyone with color knowledge and design experience available to help consumers navigate the walls of chips. “Hardware Retailing Magazine”, a monthly trade magazine which reaches 35,000 hardware stores across America, asked Amy Krane Color what makes a better paint department and what are some color picking tips which everyone can use. For starters, stores should hire employees who posses skill communicating about color. Next, have visual examples which illuminate practical advice about combining colors. Read more about what to keep in mind when choosing colors for your home or office and what makes a great paint department here.