Try Hirshfield’s color consultation services, from the comfort of your home! Hirshfield’s Online Paint Color Consultation aligns your vision and our expertise, providing you with a simple, efficient, and cost-effective solution to find that perfect paint color. More information below with tips on taking photos.
Paint may be the least expensive decorating product you can purchase to dramatically change the look of your home. But for many it comes with a high price: color anxiety. If you are losing your way in the quest for color; agonizing over countless paint chips that are looking all the same; Hirshfield’s Online Color Consultation provides a simple, efficient, and cost-effective solution to color anxiety — all in the comfort of your own home.
Get the perfect paint color for any room in your home. You take the picture, tell us about yourself and we’ll send you 6 amazing choices. The online service includes a personalized phone consultation with a Hirshfield’s Colorist.
Hirshfield’s offers Online Color Consultations to those customers who reside in our trade areas: Twin Cites greater metro area; Rochester; St. Cloud; Alexandria; Brainerd Lakes Area; Bemidji; Eau Claire; Bismarck; Fargo; Minot; Sioux Falls.
Once we’ve received your uploaded photo and the completed submittal form we get busy.
Within 36 hours you’ll receive a set of six Digital Design Boards for your review (click here to view samples of previous design boards).
Upon your request, Hirshfield’s will mail to you sample chip/swatches of the paint color or colors you select from the Design Boards.
Hirshfield’s Online Color Consultation service also includes a personal 10 minute phone consultation with one of Hirshfield’s Colorists. You’ll be provided the necessary information to contact us to arrange your complimentary phone consult.
As always, you can visit one of our stores for additional color advice.
Plus, you’ll get a coupon for FREE Color Sample pint of any paint color you choose. And you’ll be eligible for additional discounts on select paint products as a member of the “Online Color Consultation” COLOR CLUB.
When you’re ready to get started, please remember that we will be asking you to UPLOAD YOUR ROOM PICTURE. Take your room photo first. TIPS TO TAKING YOUR ROOM PICTURE
CLICK TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO AND PROCEED WITH ONLINE COLOR CONSULTATION
We’ll create designs using ANY room picture you take, but feel free to look at our Quick Visual Guide below to get tips on how to take a picture that will give you the best designs.
Before You Photograph
Cell phone cameras have come leaps and bounds over the years. Modern smart phones take great photographs, so feel free to use your phone’s camera when taking a picture of your room.
First, you’ll want to properly set up your room, make sure to show off the space; not what’s in it. The room you’re photographing should be clean, clearing out distracting items such as toys and clutter, leaving decorative items that will be in the room even after the makeover. Plants and decorative flora can get in the way of the seeing all the features, removing them makes for a better visualizer experience.
While You Photograph
Use as much natural light as possible. Open the curtains and/or blinds to allow the sunlight in to brighten the room. If the room is still a little too dark, turn on the lights.
Try to take a landscape photograph. Portrait (or tall) photographs often don’t show enough of the living space, unless photographing smaller rooms such as bathrooms.
Avoid taking wide-angle photos as they will distort the features of a room and affect the final output.
Focus the camera toward the features of the room. The idea isn’t to get a close-up of one particular feature, but to try to get the whole room in focus. This is beneficial in two ways: 1) to see how our interactive features will look against the current features of your home, and 2) to see how all of the interactive features will look together.
Lastly, try to angle the shot of your photograph so the floorboards or tile are straight on and not at a angle. This step isn’t required, but often leads to a more flattering photograph. If the straight-on angle doesn’t show off the living space to your liking, feel free to adjust.
In the end, we’ll process any photo, but do your best to avoid dim lighting, blurriness, and pixelation within the photograph.