Color Wheel is celebrating 3 anniversaries in August that total more than 61 years of dedicated service. We congratulate these team members and welcome Barbara, the newest member of our design team. 

Sandy McCracken started working at Color Wheel in 2001 as Accounting and Human Resources Manager. She left in 2006 to pursue her accounting degree and other opportunities. Sandy returned 2 years ago as our Accounting Manager.
Arlington native Barbara Ratliff graduated from Marymount University with a BA degree in Interior Design . She has experience in custom draperies and looks forward to helping with your decorating needs.
Charlie Boswell and Hernan Picco

Color Wheel's President, Charlie Boswell (left), is a third generation owner. He began his career 42 years ago while in high school. Charlie has experience in all segments of the business, but his greatest area of achievement and passion is paint.

Hernan Picco, Framing Department Fitting Specialist, joined our team 17 years ago. He enjoys the daily challenges presented by frame building and assembly. Here's a behind the scenes look at Hernan's typical day.

What makes Smart Shades so smart?
Hunter Douglas Smart Shades are ideal for hard to reach and inconvenient places. They can make life easier for aging parents and those with disabilities. They're time-savers for busy families too.

As Iris Apfel says in this 30 second TV spot, "natural light can set a mood, create drama, pull together and transform your living space . With the Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization system, you can schedule your shades to automatically adjust throughout the day to create the perfect lighting effects ."

Visit our McLean showroom to see PowerView motorized window treatments in action.
Frame your vacation memories
Susan W. brought us another of her many treasures for custom framing. Here's the story behind this fun signed and numbered Allie High print.

“It was a vacation purchase at a gallery in Alaska. We have several native art pieces from Alaska, and the bears were unique in their shape and subject. I had in mind that the circle mats would make the mama and baby bears pop, and Meri confirmed my initial reaction. She also suggested the frame, with subtle rust-colored highlights that picked up the color of the mat and the bears perfectly. I always know I will receive expert advice when I come to Color Wheel!”

We used a Larson-Juhl frame, Artique mat, and Tru Vue Conservation Clear Glass.

Bring your vacation memories to our McLean showroom for custom framing!

Share your favorite color
July Winner: Bethany R.

Favorite Color: Farrow & Ball Vardo No. 288

Why: "This perfect teal is the color of the sashes on my bridesmaids’ dresses!"

How to win a $50 Color Wheel Gift Certificate toward your next paint purchase: Visit us in McLean or Fairfax. Share your favorite Benjamin Moore or Farrow & Ball color on an official entry form and tell us why you like it.

Learn About Favorite Color Contest

Vardo is named for a traditional horse-drawn gypsy or Romany wagon. A similar color was used in the intricate patterning of these vehicles (usually over red), seen as an important cultural high point in mid-19th century decorating.

An incredibly vibrant yet versatile color, Vardo looks elegant when combined with the lighter Pavilion Gray and especially atmospheric with the darker Down Pipe.

The greatest compliment our customers can give is the referral of friends, family, and colleagues. Thank you for your trust!