Why a Color Consultant Can Help You Create Curb Appeal - QC Design School

Want to create better curb appeal for your home? Christina Kittelstad reveals 5 reasons why a professional color consultant will help you to achieve this goal! 

Christina is a tutor of QC Design School. She is also an accomplished color consultant, home stager, and painter. Her work has been featured on HGTV’s show, “House Hunters”. Christina is also the proud owner and lead color consultant for Spiral Design Color Consulting. She’s best known for creating beautiful, functional spaces through the use of color. Her goal? To create a sense of style and personality that’s as unique as each of her clients!

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Sometimes, homeowners might not be happy with the look of their current property. They may be looking for ways to make their house feel more like their unique home. Other times, homeowners plan to sell. In this scenario, they want to ensure that their home has that major “wow factor” needed to attract the right potential buyers who are willing to pay top dollar.

In both cases, working with a professional color consultant can be the answer they’re looking for! Color consultants can assist in creating a beautiful vision, both inside and outside the home. Moreover, they can offer suggestions to bump up a home’s curb appeal. Curb appeal makes a home stand out from the crowd and become the envy of the neighborhood!

Here are some of the top reasons why working with a certified color consultant can be the perfect option for bringing in that much-needed curb appeal…

5 Reasons Why a Color Consultant Can Help You Create Curb Appeal

#1. A color consultant provides a new, fresh perspective!

We’re all guilty of subjectivity. By that, I mean that it can sometimes be difficult to stand back and see our living space for what it truly looks like. Our bias can make it tough for us to understand how others might perceive our home. This is because we spend so much time in our personal spaces. Moreover, we get comfortable in our daily habits, design styles, and decor. After a while, it’s hard to see what our home actually looks like from an objective standpoint.

But in reality, things can get run down, tired, and cluttered. These are the things that we might not necessarily see, but others do. For this reason, working with a color consultant can be a HUGE benefit! Color consultants can come in with a fresh set of eyes and offer a new vision. They can pinpoint what’s not working and where the biggest trouble spots are. What’s more, they can also suggest new additions that could be added, in order to create greater curb appeal and freshen things up – all while on a budget.

It’s a win-win for getting homeowners a home they love, or setting a home up for the perfect sale!

House exterior entry way with wooden door

#2. You’ll learn how to freshen up the entry!

The entry is arguably the most important area of a home’s exterior. It’s the first real thing that visitors see as they enter a home. As such, it should always make a great first impression!

Your entry sets the tone for the entire home, both inside and out. It offers hints of the homeowner’s unique personality and design style. A color consultant can help freshen up the entry in many ways. Firstly, they might suggest a new front door, such as a metal door with pretty stained glass or a richly-stained rustic wood door.

Secondly, a color consultant might also recommend beautiful paint colors that are on-trend and pop. The right paint color can easily bring a little fun to any home’s exterior. If you’re looking to sell your home and want to boost your property’s curb appeal, a color consultant can also suggest top paint colors that are known for helping a home sell. These would be colors that grab potential buyers’ attention and connect with their individual style.

When it comes to curb appeal, color psychology is a HUGE factor! Furthermore, color consultants can also work with homeowners to:

  • Update hardware and lighting;
  • Add new flooring like tile;
  • And bring in furnishings, such a cozy sitting bench or porch swing.

#3. A color consultant can help brighten up landscaping!

Let me clarify: most color consultants do not specifically focus on landscaping services. However, they do often take landscaping into consideration when reviewing a home’s exterior color palette.

This is because in order to create great curb appeal, everything must work together in a balanced, cohesive way. Your color consultant can recommend specific colors to include in landscaping, such as flowers, greenery, or fruit trees. These additions will bring in more complementary color that work well with the home’s current exterior color scheme.

Color consultants might also recommend specific finishes, such as custom wood planter boxes or glazed-colored planter pots. They’ll guide you on where exactly where to place these items, which will provide a huge boost to curb appeal by creating a design that’s functional, organized, beautiful, and symmetrical.

Up close shot of house's mailbox and house number

#4. A color consultant knows how to focus on the details!

Creating more curb appeal truly is in the details! Bringing a variety of small improvements to a home can really add up. A color consultant can stand back and see all of the small details that a homeowner cannot see.

While some of these important details may seem small, they’ll actually make a major impact! Some of these details may include:

  • New house address numbers;
  • Wood-stained shutters;
  • Updated accent lighting;
  • Freshly painted mailbox;
  • Colorful window boxes with flowers;
  • A gorgeous functional front door;
  • New or updated garage door design;
  • On trend hardware and windows;
  • Attractive fencing;
  • And so much more!

In short, a professional color consultant can assess what’s missing, outdated, poorly located, or in need of a fresh color or finish. From there, they can then help you transform these into your home’s STRONGEST selling points!

#5. You can bring your home to life with new paint colors!

This is what color consultants do best! Next to landscaping, the right colors make the biggest impact on curb appeal. Your professional color consultant will recommend a fresh paint color scheme that compliments your specific architecture, as well as the surrounding neighborhood.

If a homeowner is preparing to sell, this step should never be overlooked! Having a color consultant recommend new, on trend paint colors that are best for selling a home is key to potential buyers noticing the great curb appeal and wanting to see more. This is especially the case when most buyers start by shopping listing photos online. If the curb appeal is missing, they’ll skip over that home entirely and just drive on by.

Painting exterior of house

Nothing is more satisfying than coming home to a well-maintained sanctuary that shows pride of place, and reflects who the homeowner is and how they like to live. No matter what the specific motivation is for creating more curb appeal, working with a color consultant can help you identify and bring in those missing elements of character, charm, and functionality. Once you have these, your house will truly feel like a home!

Become a certified color expert in as little as 3-6 months by enrolling in QC Design School’s online Color Consultant Course today!

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