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There is nothing like a new coat of paint to give your home a fresh look and feel. Interior and exterior paints by Benjamin Moore, Cabot wood stains and Amy Howard artisan paints for unique projects are all available at your neighborhood Strosniders. Paint is more than just a color; it can set a mood and give you energy. We always offer you free color matching at all locations and color consultation with Karla at our Bethesda location. At Strosniders you are sure to get just the right color.

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Bob Harlow Sam Ferguson Kenneth Shortall Erik Hodges Jim Koch Drew Thorn

Bob Harlow
New to Strosniders, 30 years in the paint industry, and knows all you need to know about paint.

Sam Ferguson
2 years at Strosniders, 16 years paint experience, and experienced with Benjamin Moore products.

Kenneth Shortall
8 years at Strosniders, and a journeyman carpenter with 20 years experience in retail.

Erik Hodges
Over 30 years of experience in Paint.

Jim Koch
Over 38 years at Strosniders.

Drew Thorn
18 years at Strosniders.

Color Consultant: Karla Thorton

Not sure which color to choose? Let Karla Thornton, our professional Color Consultant at Strosniders, guide you through the paint color selection process.

Karla has 7 years of experience in the residential and commercial design field. She has done projects in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Washington DC, Takoma Park and Alexandria VA. She joined the Strosniders team, first as a part-time sub-contracted Room Color Consultant, a position which because of its success developed into a full-time and exclusive position at our Bethesda store.

Karla loves color and is not afraid of it, yet still has a keen eye for creating serene, neutral, contemporary, clean looking spaces. She will assess each room and where clients are in the process of choosing paint colors, providing as much or as little direction as needed. Color consulting is a collaborative process and she works with clients until they are happy with their color choices. Karla is known for her warmth and passion, which she brings to each consultation. As a Color Consultant, she works to enhance each client’s personal decorating style. She zeros in on what they like and gets to know her clients. She develops interior and exterior color palettes, and helps people turn their houses into homes. It is very important to Karla that her clients feel comfortable and happy with the service she offers them.

Her goal is to combine her knowledge and experience to deliver the best creative environment to her clients and their families. If her clients start with a blank slate, Karla will work on helping them find colors that make furnishing a room easy. She will combine color psychology, current trends, color design theories and demographic statistics to help determine a successful and informed solution for color choices. Karla is great at clarifying color issues and helping define the best color solution to meet her client’s goals of what each room is to look like.

Karla is always happy to talk with customers at Strosniders. Customers by walk-in only, but call to confirm her schedule: 301-654-5688. When you come in for a consult, she recommends bringing in a piece of fabric or a rug, as this will help her know your taste and can inspire an entire color palette.

As a Color Consultant, she will help you:

  • Experiment safely with color
  • Navigate the confusing color selection process
  • Add color & energy to your home and your life

Karla is also available for In-Home Consultations by appointment. Every job is unique! Every client is important!

Karla Thornton

Karla Thornton
    Professional Color Consultant

Bethesda Location
Monday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday 9:30am – 6:00pm
Potomac Location
Wednesday 11:00am – 5:00pm