The Colour Retreat is a mobile Colour Design Studio servicing the Macedon Ranges and surrounding areas.
Specialising in interior and exterior paint colour schemes, we come to your home at a time that’s convenient for you and aim to make the colour selecting process as enjoyable as it should be.
Circa 2015, The Colour Retreat is managed by experienced Paint Specialist and Colour Consultant Victoria Ollier who hails from the paint and building industries.
The Colour Retreat utilises paint products and colours which correlate to Australian tinting formulas including Haymes, Dulux Australia, Taubmans, Wattyl, Solver, British Paints, Berger, Porters Paints – just to name a few!
If, by internet browsing circumstance, you have become attached to an international paint colour (such as Benjamin Moore or Farrow & Ball) we can assist to colour match it to a formula which exists in Australia.
A detailed and beautiful Colour Schedule is provided at the conclusion of all appointments which records your paint colours and products specified. These are tailored to the DIY applicator and Professional Painters for easy interpretation.
The Colour Retreat now offers Interior Colour & Design Consultations! If you’re having difficulty curating an interior space which is reflective of your aspirational design style, an Interior Colour & Design Consultation is for you. See the Services tab for more information.
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“A big thank you to Victoria from The Colour Retreat for cementing our ideas and bringing this space to life” – Danielle, business owner
"Victoria’s technical knowledge of colours, paint, interior design and use of space were impressive and combined with your enthusiasm and positive energy you were just who we needed to help us create a magical space we call home." - Katy, homeowner
“Wanted to say, THANK YOU for being so lovely and open and non-judgemental. I felt very comfortable during our consultation and not ashamed for having no idea” – Alice, homeowner
"The colours you chose worked really well together and the rooms look so much larger and brighter. I couldn't recommend The Colour Retreat highly enough." - Heather, homeowner
"Thank you Victoria for your professional yet friendly approach when advising us on our new colour scheme for the office. It not only looks amazing but has a wonderful effect on the staff who find it quite calming" - Illunda, business owner
“Your colour schedule looks amazing – thank you so much for all your work!” Belinda, homeowner
"Thanks so much Victoria. You have been extremely helpful. Love all the colours!" - Janine, homeowner
“Your visit was timely, GREAT and thought provoking” Hina, homeowner
"Had great pleasure in you helping us choose the colours for our kitchen renovation. It really is a great combination. Thank you" - Vivien, homeowner
04 Services (contact)
Phone Consultation Introduction
Conducted prior to all Paint Colour Consultations and Interior Colour & Design Consultations, this 10-20 minute phone chat will cover any questions that a potential client might have regarding their upcoming painting or design project. It will also serve to determine whether one of The Colour Retreat consultation offerings is the right fit for you and vice versa.
Colour Consultations - Standard Interior
(Duration 1.5 hours)
Includes main broad-wall colour and, if required, complimenting painted wood work trim and ceiling colour.
Colour Schedule provided*
Colour Consultations - Exterior or Non-standard Interior
(Duration 2.5 - 3 hours)
Includes all exterior colour palettes and non-standard interior colour palettes which require a collection of broad-wall colours (including accent walls/rooms/features), complimenting painted woodwork trim and ceiling colours and, if required, interior wood stain tone selection.
Colour Schedule provided*
* Detailed and beautiful Colour Schedules (including colour and product specifications) are provided at the conclusion of all paint colour consultations. Where colour samples cannot be provided same day, they will be ordered directly from the paint manufacturer and supplied to clients by post or personal delivery (at no additional cost). Current wait times on ordered colour chips is approximately 1 to 1 ½ weeks (paint manufacturer dependent).
Interior Colour & Design Consultations - Initial Meeting
(Duration 2.5 hours)
This includes a curated interior design concept tailored to the client’s design brief as outlined during phone consultation. The detailed design concept is presented and tweaked during an approximate 2 ½ hour site visit. Design concepts can include, but not limited to, furniture/ décor/lighting selection and placement, interior styling, wallpaper selection, assistance with kitchen or wet area design and tile and flooring selection.
This is ideal for those embarking on a home renovation, flip or interior refresh where a bit of design direction and/or assistance is needed. This appointment is a wonderful opportunity to pick my brain regardless of whether you require an additional visit or not. Colour Schedule (if paint colour has been selected) and an interior design concept with additional notes (electronic) is provided at the conclusion of Initial Colour & Design Consultation.
Interior Colour & Design Consultations - Additional
(Duration 2 hours)*
This can either be conducted as another home visit, shopping/showroom visits or virtual/phone meeting. It can be an opportunity to select final items, interior styling, or to discuss design concepts in further detail. It is completely up to the client as to how structure this time in a way that’s most valuable to them and their particular project stage.
*The minimum booking time for Additional Colour & Design Consultations is 2 hours. Should more time be required, an hourly rate of $75 is then applied.
Travel Fee (if Applicable)
A $75 travel fee applied to appointments which have distances greater than 1 hour & 45 minute return (Romsey).