Architectural Color Consultant Services

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Color Consultations and Interior Design Services in Austin

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Choosing the Right Colors for Your Space Is Critical To the Success of Your Project

Whether you are choosing the exterior and interior colors for a new home, or updating the look and feel of an existing space, the color-decisions you make can determine the success of your project. After more than eight years of intensive study under a variety of industry experts, Max Ruthven is proud to continue her mission as one of the leading architectural color consultants in Austin and the surrounding areas. If you’ve never worked with a color consultant before, you won’t believe the difference that strategically chosen, carefully placed colors can make. Read on to learn more about our services, and get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation with Max!

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Why Choose Max Ruthven LLC Color and Design?

  • Qualified - Max holds a variety of certifications from the authorities in architectural color

  • Strategic - Max relies on evidence-based principles of Color Psychology

  • Passionate - Max approaches each project as if it were her own

  • Consultant - Max provides professional guidance and education to help you make effective color choices

  • Comprehensive - From color consultancy to color design

  • Savings - Get your project done right the first time — schedule a consultation today!

Architectural Color Services — Available Packages

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Comprehensive Interior Color Consultation - Existing Homes - $350

Ready to elevate the interior of your home? Work side-by-side with a highly qualified color consultant to learn how to choose paint colors with confidence. We will help you choose the right colors while mapping out the perfect color strategy for your home!

Please note: If you are planning on changing any "fixed elements" such as flooring, we would need to choose floors before paint colors can be finalized. Please set up a discovery call or send an email, so we can be prepared and bring samples if needed. You can also text (512) 577 5911 to communicate

NB: Payment is due at the time of Consultation.

Travel fees of $65/trip will be applied to areas such as Hutto, Salado, Circle C, Dripping Springs, Sweetwater, Far south Austin. etc.

Please enquire prior to our meeting. We do not travel to certain areas due to traveling distance, but please talk with us if we need to make special arrangements

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Basic Color Consultation - Interior - $300

This one-hour package is perfect if you need to just get one or 2 basic colors chosen.

NB: Payment is due at the time of Consultation.

Travel fees of $65/trip will be applied to areas such as Hutto, Salado, Circle C, Dripping Springs, Sweetwater, Far south Austin. etc.

Please enquire prior to our meeting. We do not travel to certain areas due to traveling distance, but please talk with us if we need to make special arrangements

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Exterior Color Consultation - Existing Homes - Starts at $350

Updating the exterior of your existing home can improve curb appeal and property value — but only if you choose the right colors! Don’t shoot in the dark, work with our architectural color consultant for beautiful and lasting results.

NB: Payment is due at the time of Consultation. The package can be purchased online before the meeting or a check will be accepted prior to the Consultation

Travel fees of $65/trip will be applied to areas such as Hutto, Salado, Circle C, Dripping Springs, Sweetwater, Far south Austin. etc.

Please enquire prior to our meeting. We do not travel to certain areas due to traveling distance, but please talk with us if we need to make special arrangements

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New Construction - Exterior Color Consultation -$697

In this helpful package, you will receive a comprehensive color plan that matches the style of your property, and the vision that you have for it. Max can work closely with your builder and designer to implement your color plan in an effective way.

Travel fees of $65/trip will be applied to areas such as Hutto, Salado, Circle C, Dripping Springs, Sweetwater, Far south Austin. etc.

Please enquire prior to our meeting. We do not travel to certain areas due to traveling distance, but please talk with us if we need to make special arrangements

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Fixed Elements- New construction or remodeling - $697

Choose the RIGHT combination color of all your fixed elements right from the start! Carpet, tiles, grout, paint, etc. I will meet twice at your Design Center if applicable or work with you (and your Designer, if you have one) and obtain the necessary samples as needed

It will be helpful if you have inspirational images and even a few samples when we meet the first time. If not, we can meet at a store or stone yard during our second meeting

Please note that this is not a decorating or design package. This is about getting the foundational colors right!

Travel fees of $65/trip will be applied each time to areas such as Hutto, Salado, Circle C, Dripping Springs, Sweetwater, Spicewood, Far south Austin. etc.

Please enquire prior to our meeting. We do not travel to certain areas due to traveling distance, but please talk with us if we need to make special arrangements

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Why Work With an Architectural Color Consultant? (scroll down for Design Packages)

If you’ve never worked with a professional color consultant before, you won’t believe the impact it can have on your project. On top of helping you achieve optimal results, working with an expert can save you time, money, and headaches, so you can enjoy the excitement of bringing your space to life.

Contact Max Ruthven LLC Color and Design today to schedule a consultation!

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Interior Design Services

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Full Day Decorating -$1150

This package will include the Consultation and Implementation Phase.

Perfect for when you just moved into a new house or finished a remodel and wanted to get settled ASAP. 6-8 hours of non-stop work! Furniture placement, hang artwork, use your accessories to decorate.

Could also be used to get rental properties ready for the market. Limited shopping will be done if necessary. We can discuss all options. Additional hours can be bought at $125/hr plus the travel fee for the next appointment if needed

NB: Payment is due at the time of Consultation.

Travel fees of $65/trip will be applied to areas such as Hutto, Salado, Circle C, Dripping Springs, Sweetwater, Far south Austin. etc.

Please enquire prior to our meeting. We do not travel to certain areas due to traveling distance, but please talk with us if we need to make special arrangements

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Professional Redesign Consultation -$350

Make interior design choices like a professional. Let's make educated choices about the interior of your home.

The consultation will be followed up with a summary/design plan of what we discussed and capture your design vision. Links, measurements, images, and a possible vision board will be provided as needed. After the consultation phase, you can either hire us per hour ( $150) or signup for one of our Design Packages to implement the Design Plan. Please know that this is only the assessment phase.

NB: Payment is due at the time of Consultation.

Travel fees of $65/trip will be applied to areas such as Hutto, Salado, Circle C, Dripping Springs, Sweetwater, Far south Austin. etc.

Please enquire prior to our meeting. We do not travel to certain areas due to traveling distance, but please talk with us if we need to make special arrangements

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Five-Hour Redesign Package - $625

After identifying your needs and wants and laying out a strategy in your Professional Redesign Consultation, you will work alongside our architectural color consultant to execute your interior design plan.

In order to use the time efficiently, this package will include 3 trips to the property at the most. If you need more time, please ask about the hourly fee after you have used your 5 hrs.

Please note -shopping services will not be provided, but will be discussed to determine your needs and you will receive guidance

NB: Payment is due at the time of Consultation. The package can be purchased online before the meeting or a check will be accepted prior to the Consultation

Travel fees of $65/trip will be applied to areas such as Hutto, Salado, Circle C, Dripping Springs, Sweetwater, Far south Austin. etc.

Please enquire prior to our meeting. We do not travel to certain areas due to traveling distance, but please talk with us if we need to make special arrangements

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Additional Services

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Give the Gift of Color! Virtual Gift Card -$350 or call me for a different amount

A perfect gift for any homeowner. Realtors often use our virtual gift cards to thank their clients after a job well done. Or, if you have friends and family who just bought a new house, giving the gift of professional color services can help them make their house a home!

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Home Staging Consultation - $375

If you are looking to sell your home, you need to know what buyers are looking for. Additionally, our home staging consultations will help you focus on your target market, and make educated decisions about what to store, what to show off, and what you need to purchase to send the right message to prospective buyers.

This is a 2-3-hour hands-on package where we get the job done right! We use what you have and if needed, you will receive a Staging Report afterward to guide you as to what else needs to be done

NB: Payment is due at the time of Consultation. The package can be purchased online before the meeting or a check will be accepted prior to the Consultation

Travel fees of $55/trip will be applied to areas such as Hutto, Salado, Circle C, Dripping Springs, Sweetwater, Far south Austin. etc.

Please enquire prior to our meeting. We do not travel to certain areas due to traveling distance, but please talk with us if we need to make special arrangements

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Ready to get started?

Ready to work with an experienced architectural color consultant? Max Ruthven is standing by to assist you with your project in Austin. Get in touch with us to learn more, or fill out the form below to request more information.