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If you've clicked on this page, congratulations, you've decided to break up with your wall color, and you are ready to move on. You may or may not remember the moment you lost that loving feeling. Possibly it was never there at all. All you know is that you want it to be better next time.

You've been down this road before. Thinking everything would be perfect or different with another paint color only to get frustrated, embarrassed, and thoroughly disappointed with the results. The quest is filled with hope, needs, expectations, bias, deception, betrayal, and heartbreak, like finding true love.

Everyone knows that there are too many fish in the sea regarding online dating and wall colors. And like catfish, wall colors too can pretend to be someone they're not.

Sound familiar?

You spend countless hours scrolling late at night on Pinterest, much like Bumble or Tinder, pinning right and left through hundreds of room pictures, trying to find the right one.

When you do, you agree to meet the color in person at the paint store. You take the color home to test on different walls over several days. You introduce it to your friends, hoping for approval or confirmation that what you see and how you think or feel about this wall color is indeed true.

The lack of certainty, coupled with a general lack of trust in paint colors that change by the hour, makes it hard to be confident of your future with this color. Troubled by indecision, most people settle for innocuous wall colors, safe enough to be ignored or trendy enough not to be judged.

You, on the other hand, are done with settling.

You want a better relationship, far from perfect but remarkable in every way. A genuine attraction that feels loving and dynamic in a Coach Taylor and Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights), Sandy and Kristin Cohen (The O.C.), and James and Florida Evans (Good Times) kind of way.

You are ready to own and love your baggage and live with someone that loves it too!

There's the unconditional color baggage that lives inside of you. Your own unique blend of color experiences that result in color relationships you are attracted to and crave. For a reason. These are color relationships that you will need later in life and express in joyful ways. They will enrich your well-being and amplify your life every day to make life's constant change sweeter.

Then there is the conditional color baggage, the kind that has my clients coming and going at the mercy of trends. Living with cherry wood cabinets that aged a lousy shade of "Ron Burgundy" and rooms neutrally decorated to look timeless but turn out to be intolerant of any other color. These homes never feel satisfied or complete because they constantly have to start over again as trends come and go.

When you paint every bit of your home with a color relationship based on your color baggage, homes feel harmoniously dynamic and exciting instead of decorated or trendy. No matter how old or new anything is, it all looks meaningful and beautiful.

Here is what I've learned about people's "color baggage" from over 4,000 paint projects over the last two decades: "Trends are mass-produced, but people's memories, experiences, attractions, and desires, are custom-made. They can't afford to be anyone else.

Ready to unpack when you are!


"I know clients and friends who have spent weeks, days, hours stressing and agonizing over paint colors, inside and out. They have spent a fortune on samples and time painting swatches all over their walls. When I realize this overwhelmed state, I refer my clients to Gretchen in a second. She will, quickly, confidently and without hesitation, nail your colors. Just like that! No wishy-washy uncertainty. You will be happy, relieved, and confident in yourself, as the colors will be perfect. Gretchen nails it every time. #worthit”—Bonnie BWH Design

"Gretchen has amazing ability to read a space and take a truly holistic inventory- the surrounding evergreens, pear orchards, roof color, chimney color, lighting, existing wallpaper, floor colors, etc. She makes this seemingly overwhelming process smooth and simple. With her wisdom and experience, she helped me create a color palette that complimented the ENTIRE setting.”  —Megan From Hood River

"Gretchen's superpower is helping clients make their homes more than a dwelling place, but an extension of their identities. Her superpower isn't just a keen artistic eye for complementary palettes and lighting - although that's part of it. Her gift is in helping her clients discover the colors that speak to them and giving them permission to shine brightly! Thank you, Gretchen, for the color consultation turned therapy session - I'm sure this is intentional! Thanks for the permission to add COLOR to my life and home and for creating such beautiful, thoughtful colors." — Dianne from Seattle 


I look forward to unpacking your color baggage together. We will connect virtually at your chosen appointment time, beginning at your front door. You'll walk me around, showing me your spaces on your mobile/IPad via Zoom or FaceTime, whichever you prefer. 

What I mean by color baggage is this; there's the unconditional color baggage that lives inside you, colors you are deeply attracted to, regardless of trends or circumstances. Then there's the other kind of color baggage, architectural or design choices that can't be changed. I take both and create a personal color palette and create new possibilities out of old circumstances. 

I will create color relationships based on your baggage to make your home feel harmoniously dynamic and inspiring. No matter how old or new anything is, everything in your home will look beautiful and meant to be. 

After your appointment, you'll receive a follow-up email summarizing details of our plan, including color placements and recommendations. You'll also receive a discount code for 6-free pouches and contact info for our consultation support staff.

Ready to unpack when you are!


To learn more about Gretchen visit gretchenschauffler.com