"We love working with Brad & colorTHEORY! We had Brad come by for a color consultation for our condo. From the moment he arrived at our South End home, we were ready to trust him implicitly. He was cheerful, helpful, and so professional. His expertise went beyond color - he helped us find lighting fixtures at price points way below what we would have found ourselves. I love it when you hire pros who end up saving you money! We have hired Brad to help with our office organization, multiple wallpaper installations, and painting of our entire home. Each time he and his team were on time, on schedule, on budget, and of course the work was professionally executed. We look forward to having Brad come back to beautify the rest of our home with his great eye for color and attention to detail!"
Li W.: South End, Boston, Ma. (photo credit Fat Orange Cat Studio)
"I discovered colorTHEORY when I received my monthly subscription of Boston Home magazine. I viewed their website and loved their portfolio! I called and left a message, Kendra promptly returned my call and we scheduled a Color Consultation. When Brad and Kendra came to take a look at my home, I knew instantly we would work well together. I informed them the scope of the work which was to update my two childrens' rooms to reflect their personality, style and interest. I loved their ideas and before you knew it, I wanted to see what ideas they had for the rest of the home. When I received my Quote via email, I asked them if they could "cut me a deal" to redo the whole house instead, and they delivered a more than fair Total.
The work began 3 weeks after our initial consultation and it lasted about 2 1/2 weeks. I was amazed at the time line and was skeptical at first, but Brad assured me that it would all be complete on time, which in fact it did.
We are all very happy with the work that Brad and Kendra has done for us. My kids love their rooms and we are all very happy with the way the rest of the house turned out. Bravo work to Brad and Kendra. Even if you are just looking to add a fresh coat of paint or wallpaper a room or two, I would urge you to check colorTHEORY out. It is worth it."
Raeleen Y.: Bay Village, Boston, Ma
"I had struggled for a while to figure out how to transition my Boston loft from it's 7 years of very vibrant Caribbean colors to a more neutral vibe without losing some of the color I love so much. Enter, Brad and Kendra Dufton! What a team. I was a bit timid at first about letting someone else into my world since I fancy myself as a student of color and design. I worried that their tastes would not blend with mine and I would end up with a big bill for nothing or a compromise that didn't work for me! That definitely did not happen!
First of all, Brad and Kendra are very, very easy to work with and they understand that their customers bring opinions to the table, too. And you quickly realize that Brad is a color wizard! He really has a sixth sense about what works and what doesn't work in a space. And since Brad paints all of the spaces that he and Kendra help create and decorate he has had a great deal of first-hand experience with many of the colors you may choose.
Brad's choices of colors for my space were spot on. I even love an accent wall that threw me at first but after months of living with it I get why Brad chose the color. And his paint job was very good! Good enough that I recently hired him again to paint my Dad's new home! (Dad is delighted with the results, also.)
Brad and Kendra also have been great at sourcing additional key pieces for me and referred me on to a furniture designer who has been great to work with as well. They really are a full-service company with a lot of talent. By the way, they are very reasonably priced and interacting with them is a pleasure. You won't be disappointed!"
Carole B.: Dudley Sq., Roxbury, Ma.
"I have used colorTHEORY for both my home and my business and have never been disappointed. In my home, Brad did a color consult with me to work out the perfect balance with my Graham & Brown wallpaper. colorTHEORY transformed my condo into a home and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to paint and style their home. After using them for my home, I had them come to my store, Flock, in the South End to wallpaper the back area. I wanted to have a part of my store feel warm and personal without distracting from the merchandise. We decided to wallpaper the bathroom and office area. The space was a bit awkward but Brad worked his magic and made it look better than I had hoped. Again, I would highly recommend colorTHEORY for both their amazing consultation and advice, as well as great workmanship."
Danielle K.: South End, Boston, Ma.
"What an absolute pleasure working with these guys! I'm currently in the middle of a multi-phase project that includes paint and wallpaper. The process has been a fun and fluid creative exchange at every step. Brad and Ben delivered everything they promised. I'm looking forward to our ongoing collaboration these next few months. I cannot recommend them highly enough."
Jill C.: MacAllen Building South Boston, Ma.
"We hired colorTHEORY to bring out the best in our condo. We'd been here a while but were still looking at white walls. Brad put together a plan that transformed our space and brought out its full potential. He made great choices with paint and wallpapers, but he also came up with inspired solutions to some spaces that just weren't working. colorTHEORY transformed our entryway, by painting a racing stripe mural, that invited you right up the stairs and into the rest of the house. As the cherry on top, they moved a small red bench from our bedroom (where it never worked) to the entry way where it was meant to be. You stand in that entryway and it just feels balanced and right. Definitely the feeling of good design.
They also helped us pull together our living room area where no one seemed to gather. We have an open floor plan and everyone stays anchored around the counter in the kitchen. Brad reconceived the living room so that it's both functional and inviting. Brad just has a sense of how to make things work. It was a total treat to come home each day and see our place coming to life. Brad also had a lot of ideas to incorporate your existing pieces into the new scheme. Brad has a knack for finding the right place in your house for things that you already have. Once you see Brad move something from spot A to spot B you're amazed at how well it works in its' new spot. It's this kind of talent, flare, and imagination that shows you how much more enjoyable your home can be. We enjoy our home every day thanks to colorTHEORY's help."
Scott R. & Daniel K.: Somerville, Ma.
“Brad Dufton of colorTHEORY is fantastic. He is full of creativity and ideas for my new home and has made the entire process simple and fun. Brad chose colors that match my personal style as well as encouraged me to stretch my imagination. The walls, trim, doors, etc. all look incredible! However, their skills go far beyond just painting and I've gotten so much professional input and ideas for furniture and other items that help give a home its personality. colorTHEORY has been a pleasure to work with, friendly and kind always! All this at a very reasonable price and I would not hesitate to use them again. I highly recommend colorTHEORY."
Marc H.: Brookline, Ma.
"We have happily hired colorTHEORY twice in the past year. The first time was to hang our Osborne & Little wallpaper in the master bedroom. They worked quickly, cleanly, and efficiently. The finished result looks fantastic. After that project, we turned over our entire place to Brad for a complete paint make-over. Brad designed a complicated interlocking stripe pattern for the entrance way using three colors of paint that he then incorporated throughout the apartment. We live in a loft building, and Brad used paint in surprising ways to accentuate the unique structural characteristics of our place. He fearlessly painted columns and ceiling treatments, and with great joy, we watched our place spring to life.We have hand painted birch trees along the walls of a newborn nursery. The trees are stunning and have an urban-camouflage feel. Brad also interspersed hand-painted orange birds on the branches, symbolizing the 5 family memebers. You have to see it to believe it!
All told, colorTHEORY repainted our entire loft space in just under 2 weeks. They moved and replaced furniture and wall hangings as needed and kept the place extremely tidy after each day of work. The project even finished ahead of schedule, and along the way several neighbors stopped us to comment how courteous and professional the colorTHEORY team was to everyone they came into contact with in the building.
Beyond their obvious artistic talents, Brad is genuinely a nice person and knows how to listen/interact with clients. I can not recommend colorTHEORY highly enough!” Dayna G.: South End, Boston, Ma.
"Having been denied by a few painting
companies because of the 16 foot walls in our loft, my husband and I were skeptical we'd find a paint and design team willing and able to paint and wall paper our space. Luckily we were referred to colorTHEORY by a free lance painter friend , (who was also unable to work with our space), who knew their reputation and abilities. Brad, at colorTHEORY, not only accepted the challenge of our space, but he surpassed our expectations. We had an idea of what we wanted for the space, but not the refined eye to put it all together. Upon a color consultation, Brad selected the paint colors and the wall paper based upon our style, our furnishings, and personal lifestyle. And his selections were spot on.
All in all, he painted our loft with 16 foot walls, including a 16 foot stair case, 2 bathrooms, and a kitchen ceiling with exposed beams, wall papered a 16 foot wall, and painted railings within the loft. We also had art pieces we were unsure of what to do with. He knew exactly where, and how, to hang them within our space to get the maximum wow factor.
colorTHEORY will absolutely get a call from us in the future with home design projects. I thank them for seeing our vision, and for making it happen."
Kerry G.: Brewery Lofts, Roxbury, Ma.
"I'm currently midway through a job with colorTHEORY (redoing our living room and kitchen.) So far, very happy! From the first meeting I felt a really easy connection with them. They're very professional, but also easy to have in your home. And face it, when you have people painting, and wallpapering and spending time in your home, it's an extra bonus if they get along with the kids and the dog and are pleasant to be around. Both partners bring their own areas of expertise to the design process and they compliment each other's strengths. After our first meeting, they came up with a plan to work from. As we've gone along, they really listen if I need to bounce ideas or modify the original plan. They are not interested in up-selling you out of your budget, but will help you come up with a beautiful design that fits your budget. As I said, we're midway through the job, and I have nothing but praise." Martha L.: Marshfield, Ma.
“We hired colorTHEORY, to advise us on colors for our 100 year old Victorian house and then to paint the interior. Brad spent time getting to know both us and the history of the house. His recommendations managed to be both bold and classic at the same time - and every visitor to the house mentions the excellent color scheme. What is not as easy to see is the attention to detail that went into their painting. colorTHEORY spent nearly twice the time that they estimated bringing our old house into the modern era. They sanded, scrubbed, detailed, patched, and otherwise did all the little things that make the difference between "a coat of paint" and "a whole new look." I would wholeheartedly recommend colorTHEORY to anyone looking to do the job right, and with style.”
Chris D.: Historic Lower Mills, Dorchester
“We hired colorTHEORY for interior design, painting & wallpaper work. Brad met with us for a consultation and walk through and then a second time to pick out colors and wallpaper. Brad has a sixth sense for creative design. All of his color suggestions, themes and design ideas blew us away. What impressed us even more was the way in which colorTHEORY delivered on their ideas. The workmanship was of the highest quality and they cleaned up each day." Scott F.: South Boston, Ma.
"We hired colorTHEORY to wallpaper three rooms in our Jamaica Plain condo. Though we spoke with several companies, Brad and Kendra were the only ones who actually spent time getting to know us and our style. Brad was just about the nicest and most professional designer I could ever imagine. he did a spectacular job, left our home pristine and even got close with our dogs, who he spent many days with. Brad kept in touch with us throughout the process and continued to give us advice and tips as we work to finish the other rooms in our home. Every single day that we walk into our house it feels like a unique and beautiful space, and that has a lot to do with the quality of the work that Brad and Kendra provide. We plan on going with colorTHEORY whenever we have other projects. They are awesome."
Sarah B.: Jamaica Plain, Ma.