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March 2015

Hunter Douglas Rebates

Benjamin Moore Coupon
March 21 


Meri Cole

Please join us in congratulating Meri Cole, who celebrated her 25th Anniversary at Color Wheel on February 26.  


Meri started at our former Oakton location, where everyone worked in every department. Over the years, she may have designed your custom framing, mixed your paint, or helped with a home décor or art project. 


Being surrounded by color, pattern, and creative people is what Meri enjoys and she is pleased to serve as "concierge" at our McLean showroom.  


As we celebrate 50 years, Color Wheel also recognizes these January anniversaries:

  • Estuardo Orellana, Paint Department, 2 years
  • Kim Conwell, Business Office, 5 years
  • Roberta Recor, Marketing Coordinator, 6 years
Great Greetings

Cards at Color Wheel Cards for All Occasions
Did you know that after 35 years, Georganne's Hallmark in McLean has closed? We invite you to browse through our creative cards and welcome the chance to win you over.

Comments we hear daily:
  • "You have the best selection. You must hear that from everyone."
  • "This is the only place my husband will shop for cards. There's something about the intelligence of your cards that he likes."

  • "You have the best cards. I buy all of my cards here and have for five years. I particularly like Saturn Press."

We've become well known for our card selection. Available at our McLean showroom, a small sampling of these fine card lines can be seen on our website.


Artists to Watch
Letterary Press
Positively Green
The Borealis Press
Linnea Design
Punch Studios
Frank & Funny
Madison Park Greetings
Saturn Press
Meri Meri

February Winner

What's Your Color?

Congratulations, Nancy S., our February Savings Certificate winner. Her favorite color is Benjamin Moore Blue Bonnet (2050-70). She shared not only a great story, but before and after photos of her project. 


"When I purchased my home 3 years ago, the seller had redone the 1950s rambler. They had converted a small back porch into a (sort of) sunroom off the kitchen.  


Sunroom Before

The room had yellowish, off-white walls, no window treatments, and a white tile floor. The lack of vibrant color, combined with the room's location at the "end of the line" for heating and cooling, made for a very cold and boring room. I turned it into a cozy breakfast nook, inspired by a beautiful, brightly-upholstered club chair, and my salt and pepper shaker collection.


My father, a former carpenter, helped me build a banquette for seating and storage. On Color Wheel's recommendation, I stained the banquette with Old Masters Gel Stain American Walnut (81804) and finished it with Old Masters Polyurethane.  


  Sunroom After


Benjamin Moore Blue Bonnet
Benjamin Moore Blue Bonnet (2050-70)

Seat cushions and fabulous pillows were created by my sister, a sewing expert, to complement the club chair. I added white wooden blinds with valances to match the handmade mantels where I display my salt and pepper shakers.


The final touch was color. While clean and freshly painted, the room seemed dingy. In consultation with Color Wheel's team of experts, I chose Benjamin Moore's Aura (eggshell finish) in Blue Bonnet (2050-70), which brought the room to life. It's now filled with plants, natural light, and good times."


For your chance to win, simply tell us your favorite specific Farrow & Ball or Benjamin Moore paint color and why you like it. Complete an entry form at our McLean or Fairfax stores, or tell us in an email to  

Limit: One entry per person per month.


All monthly entries will be entered to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree at Color Wheel. The grand prize winner will be drawn during our anniversary celebration in the Fall.  Learn more! 

Roberta Recor, Marketing Coordinator
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 Color Wheel 50th Anniversary
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