Something as simple as painting the dining room can make a profound difference in your home. Our relationship with color is deeply personal. Color can evoke memories, transform an environment, share an experience or reflect your family’s personality. Moving beyond white walls can even increase real estate value, just as the perfect shade of white trim greatly raises curb appeal.
Which is why choosing the right color can be so intimidating.

An experienced color consultant can guide you through the process of choosing interior and exterior paint colors that create an atmosphere of calm, warmth or excitement.

Whether you are looking to do just one or two rooms, the exterior, or your whole house, Molly McKinney Palettes can help you appoint a rich backdrop for your life while emphasizing the architectural strengths of your home.


Through a collaborative process, Molly will help you articulate the things you love and how you want to feel about your home. Her goal is to create a color scheme that leaves you feeling more house-proud than ever.

The first meeting will take place via telephone or email to go over your project scope and to establish goals. The second meeting will be an appointment in your home. To prepare for your appointment, it’s helpful to gather your sources of inspiration: artwork, furniture, fabric, magazine clippings, etc. Molly will bring a number of color tools to guide the selection process. You will be given a written record of your custom palette and color swatches, as available.

Molly McKinney Palettes charges an hourly rate of $75.00 per hour. At this time, only clients in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) region can be accommodated.


Influenced by her training as an artist, her extensive travels, and finding the beauty in everyday things, Molly McKinney sees the world in full-spectrum color.As the principal colorist at Adler’s Design Center in Providence, Rhode Island, she visited homes throughout New England, among the oldest in the United States. In this role she helped hundreds of homeowners choose paint color and conducted DIY workshops in decorative finishing.

Here she also worked with The Coatings Alliance, a cooperative of independent paint dealers, in development of C2, a vibrant, superior-quality paint line that uses a European 16-pigment coloring system [].

Molly launched her own business in 2005 and has achieved an "A" rating from Twin Cities members of Angie's List (and was again recognized with their “Super Service Award” in 2014). In addition to working with homeowners, she serves as a color resource for architects, builders and designers.

Molly has a B.A. in studio art and art history from the College of St. Benedict and a 2- year certification in decorative painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in Minneapolis’ Lake Hiawatha neighborhood with her husband and two young sons.