New Business: Contemporary Color Concepts


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This past February, Verona resident Trish Moore launched a career she’s been planning for almost twenty years. Contemporary Color Concepts was born from a need she repeatedly saw among homeowners who’ve either just completed construction or were looking for a facelift for their homes. “I learned that there are many people who feel totally overwhelmed when it comes to the business of choosing color for their home,” Moore said.

The goal of her service is to recreate a person’s home by helping them choose the perfect paint color. Color is Moore’s passion and she loves the way it has the “power to create feelings of warmth, energy and well-being.” But, a room is not just color. Moore also works with her customers to design a furniture layout using their existing furniture, pieces from an antique store, treasures long forgotten in a basement or attic, and affordable accent pieces from stores like Home Goods; essentially, anything to give a room a unique character.

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Moore is not new to the world of color and design. While attending the Parsons School of Design, Moore had the opportunity to work for Unika Vaev, one of the premier boutique interior textile companies in the country. Her career path led her to call on some of the most well known designers in this arena as well as involvement in product development. Moore has taken her expertise training in color selection and combination and her love of color and brought them together to create Contemporary Color Concepts.

Moore’s inspiration comes primarily from nature, but also constant perusal of design and fashion magazine. She’s equally inspired by fabrics and will create a color scheme around an inspiring fabric swatch or even prominent piece of art in a client’s home. She steps in at just that moment of color consternation and helps people by understanding what their likes and dislikes are, as well as their goals and purpose for a room, and then works with them to create a color palette.

Moore’s favorite part of her job is immersing herself in the color selection process and working to help her clients articulate their “color identity” and how they want their home to feel. She says, “Customizing your colors is a small investment to make to achieve a feeling of pleasure and joy in your home.” And, once a client’s colors are chosen and a design plan is put in place, her services don’t have to end. Where she helps to consult with color, she is supported by a strong team of painters, carpenters and upholsterers who can help pull any aspects of decorating together.

How does this all work? Moore will come to your home, whether undecorated following construction or already furnished, and begin with an initial consultation that involves discussing a clients’ goals. The cost for this is $100 for up to 90 minutes of discussion. Next, she’ll follow up with color pallets and specific ideas for implementation of the design plan at a cost of $75 per hour. How many visits and what a particular client wants to implement are entirely up to the client’s discretion. Moore’s website showcases work she’s completed as well as design ideas. You can also access her ShopVerona page here, for her full contact information.

Photos provided by Susie McKeown Photography

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