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In our clients' words
Pickcolours Blog: Recent projects and inspirations
Scarsdale, New York:Complete kitchen design: Deep reds add whimsical charm to period kitchen.
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Dobbs Ferry, New York:Glimmering Master Bedroom glows under a real gold-leaf ceiling, carefully applied by local artisans.
Harrison, New York:Silver blue dining room detail.
Purchase, New York:Complete bathroom design: Vivid orange walls energize an elegant  traditional bath.
Larchmont, New York:Eggplant entry.
Westport, Connecticut:Classical cream-colored paint treatment preserves the grandeur of fireplace mantle and wainscotting.
Bronxville, New York:Chocolate brown dining room doubles as study.
Fairfield, Connecticut:Playful stairway detail enlivens entry foyer.
Mamaroneck, New York:Curry-colored walls bring client's travels to India home.
Manhattan, New York:Creative color solution defines space in open Manhattan floorplan.
Chelsea neighborhood, Manhattan:Study in white.
Scarsdale, New York:Modern master bedroom.
Larchmont, New York:Whimsical color scheme in child's room reflects passions of a Cheetah Girls fan. 
Westchester, New York:Brick colonial's character augmented by color of door and shutters. 
Rye, New York:Colors of plantings and clapboard combine to create a Monet-inspired color scheme. 
Armonk, New York:Two classics.
Greenwich, Connecticut:Contemporary home settles into its natural surroundings.
Larchmont, New York:Unconventional exterior paint treatment on traditional Tudor cottage.
Old Greenwich, Connecticut:Deeper tint distinguishes recent addition to early 19th Century home. 
Old Greenwich, Connecticut:Holiday display recalls Currier & Ives engraving. 
Bedford, New York:Clean design. 
Larchmont, New York:Child's room detail. 
Fairfield County, Connecticut:Color creates symmetry and  quietude in a master bedroom.  
New York City:Simple related colors do not detract from the view. 
Rye, New York:Graphic black & white design elements are softened by blue-grey silk. 
Rye, New York:Powder room drapery detail.
Larchmont, New York:Complete children’s bathroom design.
Pickcolours Blog: Recent projects and inspirations
Rye, New York:Yellow stucco imbues historic beachfront Mediterranean with warmth.
New Rochelle, New York:Blue accent color echoes natural slate path.
New Rochelle, New York:Front patio detail.
Larchmont, New YorkPerfect turquoise shutters transform this stone cottage from modest to marvelous.
Rye, New YorkDetail, front door. Even the dogs fit the palette!
White Plains, New York:The subtle use of pale blue in this house exterior lifts our gaze skyward. 
Larchmont, New York:Even owner's fieryVespa works with colorful garage.
How to contact us Debra KlingMobile telephone:email: 
917 903 7005
Color is an essential ingredient of life.  It surrounds us and has become a metaphor for our emotions and passions. Our connections with color are highly personal, yet are influenced by regional and cultural differences. In fact, 82% of Americans say their favorite color is blue.    There is no wrong color. But there are right color relationships, informed by Basic Color Theory, the art of color interaction, and the context of your space. And with over 151 colors of off-white listed in the Benjamin Moore catalog, a sound foundation in theory is almost required.    We are here to listen to you first; then, to help your vision become the environment that will nurture and inspire you for years to come.
Our services are available remotely, too. If your project is more than 100 miles from New York City, fear not. We offer our services over the Internet, with the understanding that while it is a less-than-perfect solution, with a little diligence it can work pretty well.  Here's how it works: Contact us by phone (917 903 7005) or email <="" a=""> debra@debraklingcolourconsultant.com • You'll be asked to send photos of the project. • We'll discuss your project by phone or email, and then recommend a plan. • You'll receive detailed suggestions for your painter to follow, including swatches, products, finishes, etc. If your project is a kitchen or a bath, we'll discuss tiles, borders, floors and fixtures, too. We also do home furnishings and window treatments!
The range of our work Interiors and exteriors, historical and whimsical, residential and commercial, including kitchens and baths, home furnishings, surface materials, tile, window treatments, fixtures…in short, everything that brings color, tone and atmosphere into your home.     Our clients include private individuals and co-op boards; architects and interior designers; and building, painting and decorating contractors. We consult with realtors in staging properties for resale, as well as helping buyers to imagine and actualize the potential of a property.      You’ll find our work in New York City, Westchester and Rockland Counties, New York, Fairfield County, Connecticut and environs. If you're more than 100 miles from New York, we even provide our services remotely via phone and Internet! References available upon request.
Remote consultations
When Japanese TV in Tokyo needed an expert to explain Pantone’s Color of the Year, they turned to Debra in New York, of course. Click here to see.
The best shade of white to help sell a house? The New York Times interviewed Debra to find out. December, 2014. Click to find out for yourself.
We were delighted to be the color expert interviewed for an article of the Color Reform exponenent in ABC Carpet & Home’s REVEAL Mag. Click to read all about it.
Press clips: Debra in the news
The Wall Street Journal asks Debra to reveal the Hundreds of Shades of Grey in today’s paint spectrum. February, 2015. For her answer, follow this link.
And there’s more...
The secret to a happy home? Debra tells all on the CBS New York News, September, 2015. Watch the video here. 
We’ve been training all of our lives for the opportunity to help you. Debra Kling holds a degree in the Arts from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, as well as an advanced degree from Columbia University in New York.    She is a Certified Color Specialist, credentialed by theFashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and a designated Benjamin Moore Color Expert. She's also a recipient of the Best of Houzz awards, 2012 (Design), 2013  (Customer Satisfaction), 2014 (Design and Customer Satisfaction), and 2015 (Design and Customer Satisfaction.) Her EPA Restoration and Renovation Certificate assures clients of environmentally sensitive and safe painting techniques. Read what some of our clients say about their experiences.
Lactose intolerant? Check out these Brooklyn-based bloggers
Chemically safe historical colors? Click here
Our favorite New York museum is a great design resource, too. Click and see
For handmade and one-of-a-kind artifacts, try Etsy on for size
Next year's Pantone Color of the Year? Click here to see Emerald
There's so much out there to inspire you.
One of our favorite online design and color magazines: Design-Milk
Larchmont, New York:Master bedroom decor follows English botanical print.