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Paint Paralysis? Color Anxiety?

Don't despair. Hirshfield's can help.

In-Home Paint Color Consultations from Hirshfield's

Some may call it paint paralysis – frozen in fear of using paint color inappropriately. But we do make color choices every day – often with unrecognized confidence. We may be able to dress ourselves, our kids and our husbands, but an entire wall of paint color can be irrationally intimidating. It seems so easy to get it all wrong.

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; feeling overwhelmed at the amount of time spent on indecisiveness: then you’d be wise to enlist the help of a Hirshfield’s color stylist.

Customer testimonials speak for the service


Hi Kathy,

Thought you might be interested in a painting update from the **surname redacted** household.

I finally got around to painting our family room over the weekend, and as you promised, the Ginger Snap looks incredible in there! So incredible in fact, that when my thirteen year old son (who as you can imagine doesn't care much about home furnishings) saw it he said it looks like it came out of a magazine. It's truly amazing the way doing a dramatic shade can transform the whole vibe of the house! Additionally, the way that all of the newly painted rooms flow from one to another just proves what a valuable service you've provided. (And don't worry, I've been telling all my friends about it.)

So far I've gotten the kitchen, dining and family rooms taken care of as per your plan, and hope to get the living room wrapped up by the end of next week. Depending on my stamina level, I may even tackle the stairs and upper bathroom before school gets out, or (more likely) may end up waiting for a few boring days in the summer.

Thank you so much for all your help and patience--you are so good at this!!!

Thanks again,



The above letter was sent to one of Hirshfield's color stylists and used with permission.


To whom this may concern:

We are in the process of finishing off the lower level of our rambler style home. I was very confused about selecting colors of paint for the walls, wanting it to be cohesive and tasteful. I had such a wonderful experience working with one of your color consultants, Belinda Dietrich, at your Lakeville, MN location, I just had to write to let you know.

She came out to my house with large paint samples in hand and by the time she had finished, all colors were selected. I was pleased with the choices. When the walls finally were painted, we were overjoyed that it was exactly how we wanted it to look.

Belinda was not only very kind and professional, but she really listened to my thoughts, concerns and put together a color palette that I was striving to achieve. She made suggestions to paint accent walls that I would not have thought of and having painted them, we are so PLEASED at the end result. She also recommended some painting supplies that helped my husband with edging.

So, we think Belinda is the BEST and Hirshfield's is our store of choice for decorating and paint ideas and products.

K & H


Finding your color story
Hirshfield’s color stylists know paint color: all its potential and its limitations. In a little over an hour, we’ll visit you in your home, get an overview of your spaces, your lifestyle and the personality you wish to convey.

Out of our discussions we’ll establish a paint strategy that will tie everything together by:
enhancing your home’s decor through the use of well-chosen paint color;
creating a beautiful space making the most of your furnishings;
developing an entire color plan which you can work on room by room over time.

Color with Confidence
After the in-home visit with the color stylist you’ll receive Your Color Complements color plan which details all of the paint colors specially selected for your rooms, the product recommended and the paint quality and finish required.

Along with your color plan you’ll get a $20 Gift Card that you can use on your next visit to any Hirshfield’s Decorating Center.

The cost for all this is just $150. Schedule an appointment with a Hirshfield’s color stylist at any Hirshfield's store today, schedule online or call 612 377 3910.

Exterior Color Calls
Choosing exterior colors can be even more daunting for the homeowner. The process is similar to interior consultations, but the discussion begins outside. Along with careful consideration to your likes and tastes, our color stylists take into account the architecture of your home, the surroundings (the neighborhood, your neighbors' homes, landscaping, etc), your home's overall construction, fixed colors and materials.

Exterior Color Calls and Interior Color Calls represent separate appointments.

Watch the video on exterior color calls

CLICK HERE to request more information or schedule an appointment online

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Need help with paint color? A Hirshfield's color stylist can come right to your home with solutions for interiors and exteriors.