Upstate Colonial Gets a Color Make-over

  |  September 2, 2015

Ghent-colonial-dining-room-1024x683Many people have never heard of an Architectural Color Consultant and the concept of hiring someone to help with wall color seems foreign. Yet a majority of folks find sorting through the thousands of color chips at the paint store paralyzing. The process of choosing colors for your home doesn’t need to be off putting. It can and should be fun. A color consultant will help you define your relationship with color ~ where you fit on the continuum of color love. Are you all about neutrals, pales or bold and deep tones?

Recently clients called upon me to develop a color palette for their newly purchased Colonial, set atop a hill amongst the rolling pastures of Columbia County. The house was only 25 years old but had the charm of an historical home. We chose mainly light to mid toned hues. The house got a lot of light everywhere and views opened up to their lovely garden and the hills around. The palette was warm on the ground floor with a creamy, warm buff yellow in the foyer, hallways and the large living room. The dining room was a spicy tangerine and the kitchen a very warm white. All photos by Carl Bellavia.


Upstairs we flipped the palette and went cool with blues, greens and lavender. The creamy hallways pulled it all together.

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About Amy Krane

Amy Krane is an Architectural Color Consultant and founder of Amy Krane Color where she creates customized color plans, advising residential and commercial property owners on paint colors. She is also a Realtor at Anderson Agency Real Estate in Kinderhook, NY. Transplanted from New York City to Columbia County, Amy is trained by the International Association of Color Consultant/Designers. Her expertise goes well beyond design aesthetics to integrate the science and art of applying color to space. Amy Krane Color services clients nationally with virtual consultations and locally in NYC, Dutchess, Ulster, Greene, Columbia, Litchfield, Berkshire, Rensselaer and Albany Counties.

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