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She made suggestions that spoke to what I was looking for.


I loved working with Max. I love color and it matters a lot to me. But I was stuck on this project and found myself going in circles. Max came to my rescue and helped me make sense of what was twirling in my head. She is knowledgeable, creative and listened to my ideas and vision. She made suggestions that spoke to what I was looking for and made my ideas come to life. I feel good about what we came up with and can’t wait to see the finished product!


Her expertise saved me a lot of time and effort.


Max has an excellent knowledge of colors. Her expertise saved me a lot of time and effort. I changed the colors of all my rooms from that of the builder and she was able to choose the appropriate color for each room and area taking my individual tastes into account. The results are great! She was also able to offer other design help based on color and other factors. Very reasonable in terms of price. It did not take long to schedule an appointment. Money well spent!


She sets the bar so high for professional behavior.


I have used Max on several occasions to help me to choose paint colors for my home. I love that she listens, and then make recommendations based on what she heard you ask, but more so, she uses her extensive knowledge and experience to make great recommendations. She sets the bar so high for professional behavior from timeliness, to feedback, preparedness for her meetings, that I am happy to recommend her. In a world filled with unreliable contractors she is a shining beacon of light, very colorful light.


It was so much fun, I loved her energy!


Max was asked to give a color consult on our new home. She was delightful! She arrived promptly, and proceeded to bring in large samples of paint in organized books. First she established what we wanted to change or disliked and then the fun began! Max took time to explain color and how lighting is involved. She then brought out books of color for us to look at and again explained how the color would or would not work in our space. It was so much fun, I loved her energy, explanations and how she helped us to find our selections! I would recommend her to any one and will use her again...


Max was super fun to work with.


Max was amazing! She did a great job helping us pick out colors for our home that worked with our existing floors. She even helped us pick out colors to repaint our kitchen cabinets and redo our stairs! Max was super fun to work with and had a great eye for color. I highly recommend her!


If you want the best in the business, you definitely want Max!


If you want the best in the business, you definitely want Max, besides her expertise in color choice she also took time out of her busy schedule and listen and gave great advise for me on how to proceed with closing our open plan dinning room and converting it into a media room. She mentioned and pointed out things I would not have thought off. I am super happy with the color Max recommended for our interior. I have used Let's talk color services for the past 3 years and will continue.


Max has a true gift.


After spinning my wheels for months trying to decide what color to paint the exteriors of my residence and a rental property, I googled around and found Max Ruthven/Let's Talk Color. We scheduled an appointment at each property, and after listening to my likes, dislikes and concerns regarding colors and color trends, Max was able to quickly make amazing color selections for each property. She followed up by email within a day or two with a detailed color plan, including photographs of the property with instructions for the painter regarding what color goes where. And a day or two after...


Max was a pleasure to work with!


Max was a pleasure to work with! Super responsive and quickly realized our vision for our home- had great advice and we love our paint color selections. She even helped us choose different lighting options- inside and out- for our home. Highly recommend- we say it’s the best money we spent with our updates-work with Max and you won’t be disappointed!


Max knows her colors.


I met Max thru a professional organization and she came highly recommended. I have wanted to paint the interior of our home for years. I have some areas that were screaming for an accent color, but I didn’t trust my intuition. I can’t begin to tell you how a little change transformed our house! The lighter color brought life and energy while the accent color created excitement. Max knows her colors. I highly recommend her.


She was so professional and organized, yet so easy and kind to work with.


I met Max through a friend who was thrilled with Max’s service. I, too, was so happy and satisfied with the help I received from Max. She was so professional and organized, yet so easy and kind to work with. She really knew her stuff! There is no way possible I could have taken on this huge project of choosing colors for my entire house, both inside and out. She took away all my anxiety throughout this process, and made it fun and exciting. Now, for the real work on my part of getting everything painted. I’m so excited to get started!!! I highly recommend Max for any painting needs...


I was amazed by her portfolio.


I didn’t know I needed a colorist to pick paint colors until I had experienced Max in action. I was amazed by her portfolio of large painted color samples she brought to my home, her expertise with taking everything into consideration, and picking from her memory bank (and portfolio) the perfect color. She picked colors for every room in my house and the hours she had spent with us I had lost track of my decisions. But Max with her attention to detail, recalled all my rooms and color choices practically in an instant which was no easy feat. She responds back in a timely manner and...


Max makes the journey very easy.


Look NO Further... Max is it when it comes to color, interior designing, helping you finish your project in a timely and economical manner. Max makes the journey very easy, yet the finished product is so elegant. Impeccable is all I can say! I will always be using Max's services for all my future projects. Thank you Max for all that you did for us.


A true professional in every way.


Max was amazing to work with! A true professional in every way. She has such a true gift with color and design. She is also a lovely person! I highly recommend her and will share her with all my friends.


Max is a real pro!


Max arrived right on time and got to work helping us with questions we had. She suggested woven wood blinds for our windows and gave us the name of company to help us get started. She gave us several ideas to modernize the look in our kitchen. We loved the ideas she had for putting a stand alone fireplace in our living room. And she also took plenty of time walking around the outside of our house to recommend a color for exterior paint. We received a professional summary by email the next which included every detail we talked about and sources if needed. Max is a real pro and we will...


We were so pleased with the results.


Max advised us on color choices for the exterior of our home on two occasions (different locations). We were so pleased with the results each time. She was able to take our input and recommend colors that were a little bolder and much more interesting than what we would have chosen on our own. We get compliments on how they both turned out. Her fee was reasonable and very worth it. Max was always responsive and professional. We will definitely call her for future projects.


I completely trust Max's opinion & expertise.

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Words can't express my gratitude for Max & her knowledge of color. Over the last several years I have referred many of my clients to Max for help in selecting the most appropriate paint colors for their homes. Whether it's choosing a wall, trim, ceiling or cabinet color, Max is able to guide my clients in selecting the best color. There is so much that goes in to selecting the perfect color, whether you are selling or dwelling. I completely trust Max's opinion & expertise and will continue to send my client's her way. Thank you, Max!


We highly recommend her keen eye and talent!


Max was so very helpful and spot on with what we needed and were looking for. My husband and I wanted to change our countertops in the kitchen. Max came in and made a suggestion which we liked but wanted to look around a bit. In the end, after all our looking, Max’s suggestion was the best and right one for us. We are so happy with the results. Also she had some ideas to enhance the overall look which we incorporated and they were perfect! Thanks so much, Max. We highly recommend her keen eye and talent!


Max is fabulous and an expert in choosing the right colors.


Max is fabulous and an expert in choosing the right colors. I needed to refresh my new home by going brighter but knew choosing the right white would be overwhelming for me. Max brought her color boards to my house and made everything so easy. Her suggestions were all right on point. Thank you Max.


Max went over the top and I couldn't be more pleased!


I met Max when I was wanting to sell my home after living in it for more than 17 years in 2012. She helped me decide what pieces needed to stay for staging and provided ideas on where certain pieces of furniture should be relocated. The house sold in less than 24hrs. In our new home - 2014, I consulted Max regarding color scheme. I had a color scheme from my prior home but could get past those colors and wanted a refresh. Not only did she give me colors for every single room in my almost 5000 sf home, but she also helped me with design for custom curtains in our media room, kitchen...


Her color expertise is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.


Max was such an asset to my kitchen remodel! Her color expertise is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I was struggling with paint ideas for my cabinets for weeks. Fearful of making terrible design choices, I phoned Max and she was able to help me within two days. Her consult was quick and concise and she brought SEVERAL color options for me to choose from. I HIGHLY recommend hiring Max Ruthven for your next project!


She's easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.


Max helped me select colors for my kitchen and bathroom cabinets. I am so pleased with the results. She also gave me valuable tips on lighting and selecting hardware. I would recommend hiring Max before any decorating project just to ensure you select the colors that work well with what you have. She's easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.


Super knowledgeable and organized.


Working with Max was great. She suggested fantastic colors that worked well with our house. She took lighting into account and everything. Max was super knowledgeable and organized. Her paint samples were awesome and helpful. I highly recommend Max as a paint consultant! Our house looks incredible.


Max is an absolute godsend.


Max is an absolute godsend. We are nearing the completion of a new build home and plan to have it custom painted before moving in. As a mom to two under two, I became overwhelmed with color options and found Max online. I reached out desperate for help and within 48 hours she met us at the house and confidently helped us choose the perfect color palette for our house. Her knowledge and experience are next level. She even figured out how to make our gray cabinets pop in a unique and fun way. If you are planning on painting the right choice is to hire Max to make your home a refuge from the...


Max was invaluable.


Max was invaluable in selecting exterior and interior colors, as well as kitchen cabinet colors for a recent home refresh. She steered us away from several colors schemes that would have been disastrous. Wouldn’t hesitate to hire her again with our other home remodel projects.


Thanks, Max!


Max was a huge help to me in deciding on colors for our new house in Reunion Ranch. She arrived with many, many large color samples that we were able to put on the walls--so much more helpful than those tiny swatches from the paint store! But it was her expertise with knowing the complexities of color--the undertones, etc. that baffle the less artistic people of the world such as myself--that made all the difference. Thanks, Max! We love our warm neutral palette!


Absolutely fantastic.


Max at Let’s Talk Color was absolutely fantastic. She helped me determine the perfect color for the inside of my remodel. She helped design my kitchen and provided exceptional recommendations for furnishings and accessories. It is because of the choices I made with her help that I sold the remodel fast and for a great profit. I could not have done it without Max and her team.


I highly recommend.


I had my first meeting with Max on 6/4/18 and I am totally impressed with her promptness in that she drove all the way from Cedar Park to Bastrop taking a detour due to an accident, and still beat me there!! Impressive!!! She is so friendly, fun yet professional, and knows her stuff about color!. We streamlined my thoughts and she gave an honest opinion and suggestions. So -- if you are like me and angst over the right color and/or design choice, I highly recommend Max Ruthven for your needs.


Successful and productive!


After several recommendations, we hired Max to help us to decorate our house, which was not the easiest task to do. It’s a 60 year old house with some furniture and accessories but hardly any color. She really helped to modernize it! Since I have a full-time job and a toddler, we decided to try and do as much as we could in one day. We told her our general style with a few sample pictures and she had the vision, bringing a lot of creativity, warmth and color into the house. She was punctual, time efficient, and graciously worked within our budget.

We bought all the decor in one day...


Max is amazing.


Max is amazing. She has an wonderful eye for color and detail. She My husband and I had Max come out to our house to help stage it and get it ready to sell. She did an amazing job. I never would have thought the house could flow better till Max helped rearrange rooms. She has an impeccable eye for details and she helped me by giving advice for when we have potential buyers come by to maximize the look of the house. She was professional and friendly and I look forward to buying our new home so I can have her come in from the start! Thanks Max