Confused by Paint Color? Help is On the Way!

I'm an educator at heart. I'm not a Color Consultant who simply tells a homeowner which colors to paint their walls without working through a collaborative and educational process first. I've found that there are so many people who suffer from SPCC, or Severe Paint Color Confusion. I want my clients to understand how and why we've landed on the final color selections for their resulting color palette.

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Choosing Just the Right Paint Color Can Be Confusing


My business has grown to such an extent that I simply can't specify the colors for all the people who want me to – there just aren't enough hours in the day, days of the year, or enough energy in my body! So I decided to create something that would help people who 1) can't get on my schedule, or 2) can't afford a personalized consultation. Last summer I offered a workshop at Kirkland's Floor to Ceiling store outside of Nashville, TN. Out of that workshop, I've created a series of videos to help people learn more about choosing the right paint colors for their homes.  

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Just the Right Paint Color Workshop


These are the topics I cover in my Color Workshop Video:

What's included: 

Session 1 | How Color Works 

In this 32-minute video, The Decorologist helps you understand how color is perceived relative to surrounding colors and lighting conditions.  You will learn how recognizing the undertones of colors can help you make the right choices for the existing finishes in your home, the difference between "dirty" and "clean" colors, and how to combine paint colors in your home to achieve a pleasing flow. 

Session 2 | Color Placement

The Decorologist covers what's on-trend in regards to placement of paint colors in your home.  Do's and don'ts for choosing accent walls, applying ceiling color, painting woodwork and cabinetry, and how to treat your trim to are all covered in this information-packed 22-minute video.

Session 3 | Colors That Rule

The Decorologist lays out her 3 most important rules for choosing color in your home and shares her Top 12 On-Trend Benjamin Moore Neutrals and where to use them in this 27-minute video.

Bonus Session | Just the Right Color

In this 22-minute session, you'll learn how to get started when trying to decide which paint colors to use (and not to use) when developing a color palette for your space, followed by information on how to use the Benjamin Moore fandecks in choosing paint colors, and recommendations of specific Benjamin Moore products for specific applications.

Click here for a free preview to see if this might be something you'd enjoy and find beneficial. And please share with your friends and family who may be suffering from SPCC (Severe Paint Color Confusion)!  For my email subscribers who have already purchased and viewed the video, I'd love your feedback in the comments below.


  1. Donna Frasca

    What a fantatisc idea Kristie! Best of luck with it 🙂

  2. Richelle

    Yay! I'm so glad you have a video! I really wanted to come to your workshop but living several states away made it pretty impossible. I was one of the reader that asked if you would let us connect by skype or another way so thanks for listening.

  3. Pam from Louisville

    How much of Benjamin Moore paint colors are in the video?  My husband insists that we use Porter Paints because he's always used Porter and doesn't want to change – because he's a man.  Would it be easy for me to switch the colors over to another paint company?  – Thanks    

  4. Lex

    Kristie, I am one of your email subscribers who purchased and viewed this terrific video series already.  You knocked this out of the park!  I found the videos not only enjoyable but chock full of really valuable, applicable information.  I consider myself someone who has a fairly good understanding of color basics such as undertones and why colors look different in certain lighting etc.  But I was happy to find you provided so much more that I still didn't know and could use right away.  

    For those of you on the fence about whether or not to purchase these, I highly recommend them.  Kristie's delivery is straight forward, honest and engaging, and her content hits the sweet spot between "way over our heads" and "geez, I already knew that".  There's something for everyone!

    • Kristie Barnett

      Wow, thank you for that feedback Lex!!!  People are gonna think I paid you to say those things – what a wonderful review.  So glad you enjoyed the videos 🙂

      • Lex

        Nope, not paid at all.  Just a happy customer. 🙂

        • Elaine

          I must agree with Lex, I purchased and viewed the video and found it extremely well put together and useful.  I would enjoy more videos of you speaking to the masses.  The one I am expecially looking forward to is you at HomeGoods explaining where to start when you go in shopping.

          Thanks for the great posts.

  5. Kelly

    Good luck Kristie! I know you will do well!


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