America has quickly turned into a “renovation nation” over the last year and portfolio managers are busy repositioning assets within markets across the country. As a result, many are seeking design assistance and the demand for color consultants is on the rise. So, how do you know if you are consulting with a designer, decorator, or certified architectural color consultant?
A key place to start is the International Association of Color Consultants, North America. The IACC was founded in Hilversum, Holland in 1957 by architects, designers, educators, scientists, and artists from 12 countries. Their motivation was the understanding that many design dilettantes claimed to be color consultants, but there was an absence of competent training and education in the field.
In other words, this organization was developed and continues to be the global standard-bearer in the world of color. This is why we at Color Works Design are proud to be associate members. “We are a dedicated group of professionals passionate about color,” according to the IACC-NA website. We strive to educate the world about functional color design and how we can impact our environments by integrating art and science to develop tools, systems, and methods that will ultimately achieve designed spaces that consider the human element.” We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.
If you are considering hiring a color consultant, make sure and visit the IACC-NA website to see if your consultant is certified, or are you wanting to hire a certified architectural color consultant to assist with your next project? Let’s chat!