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Check out our fall issue of “Quarters” magazine

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

image_17439Check it out! Color Company’s fall issue of  Quarters  magazine!

If you’ve got that itch to upgrade your “Quarters” before the holidays, or you’re just in the mood to decorate and want some great colour inspiration, and decorating ideas- this is the magazine you want to read! There’s even some great Benjamin Moore savings coupons inside that can help make the job a littlelarge_happy-thanksgiving-title bit easier. Check it out on-line OR pick up a copy at one of our Color Company Benjamin Moore or Para Paints locations. Another Color Company exclusive, created for you our valued friends and clients. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend!


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Color Company & Our NEW On-line Store

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

We know life gets pretty hectic, and you can’t always make it in to one of our Color Company Signature Benjamin Moore and Para Paint stores when we’ve got the deal you’ve been waiting for. That’s why we launched our on line store! You can lock in the deals without leaving work or home. You simply purchase however many gallons of sale paint you think you might need, select which of our 3 stores you will be picking it up from, and complete your purchase.

When youScreenshot_2016-04-13-20-14-30-1‘ve decided on colours, and it’s time for you to start your project, just head into the Color Company store location you selected and we’ll tint up your paint. It’s just that easy….Buy it now, and have it tinted later. We’ll store your paint until you’re ready for it, and we will even gladly refund any un-tinted paint you haven’t used when your paint project is complete.

A little history….

Color Company Decorating Centres pioneered the original Buy it Now Tint it Later program well over a decade ago to offer a new level of choice and convenience to our friends and customers. It was a way that we could set ourselves apart from our competition, and remain unique in our ability to offer both a high fidelity, and high convenience paint and decorating shopping experience. We all like a great deal and a great value, but no one likes to be rushed and pushed into a decision- especially one as important as colour is in home decorating.  Today  Color Company and our Buy It Now Tint It Later slogan are virtually synonymous with each other and have helped us stand out from the crowd as the areas leading paint & decorating retail destinations. Our on-line store is just the next step in our evolution of Buy It Now Tint it Later and Color Company remaining unique, and convenient in our effort to continue to stand out and earn your loyalty. Give it a try during our Benjamin Moore Premium Paint sale May 12-15 2016!




Color Company Decorating Centres providing “inspiration through colour”




Time Management… who needs a lesson?

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Can I first start by saying I DO… Where is time going these days? Life is flying by and I feel that with each day more gets piled on our plates and the expectations of our family, work and the home becomes greater and greater. I thought this week we’d look at some simple Time Management skill that will perhaps give us more time with our family or to take on that home decor project we’ve been wanting to tackle.

If you’re working from home with the little ones or a stay at home mom/dad then here are a few tricks:

  1. Create a designated area for work and play. Working from the dinning room table can be distracting if you have children’s toys or media in the area.   Find a place in your home to create a work space. It could be as simple as a small corner in your kitchen or bedroom. Perhaps you have a room not in use… perhaps it’s a catch all for laundry and other household needs. Think outside the box and you’ll come up with a great solution.
  2. Using productivity apps has been known to make the world of difference these days. iPhone or Android… most phones today have great apps to choose from. Appointments, deadlines, school activities can all go into your calendar. Here are a few suggestions on apps to help you organize your life:
    • Awesome Note- organizes all your to do’s and appointments. Colour codes, labels and all…
    • Milebug- Great way to track mileage, parking & tolls
    • Time Log- Managing clients? Exactly what you’re looking for.
    • A Personal Assistant- This app will access and manage all your online accounts in one place.
    • Dragon Dictation- This app converts your voice into text. You can use your voice to send emails, write a text, tweet and even leave yourself notes.
  3. Establish a schedule.  This will help outline school times, pick ups and drop offs, meals, errands, work and even nap time.
  4. Figuring out when your feel most productive is important. Do you get your burst of energy first thing… is it late afternoon or mid morning? Schedule your most important activities/appointments of the day during ‘your peek’ period.
  5. Timer anyone? When you sit down to tackle your task set the timer. (Be sure to turn off Facebook, Twitter & Email so you can concentrate.) Give yourself 15-20 mins or 30 if it’s what you need for the specific task. Once you’re done… cross it off your list.
  6. Identify your daily time wasters.  The key is when you’ve established them can you eliminate them?
  7. Reward yourself! There’s so much to do in todays modern world… work, family, home & day to day life. From time to time you need to stop, take a step back and take some time for you.  Even do something for yourself… this will help to remind you that you are important and you deserve some attention too.

Hopefully some of these tips will help you in managing your day to day life, and the juggling act that so many of us take on. All the best and good luck!