Gretchen Schauffler's integrated Color (Baggage) Theory is a theoretical model to meet human needs of belonging, love, and self-esteem with personal creativity and business innovation. She combines color with Science, Philosophy, Astrology, Astronomy, Psychology, Spirituality, and Business through engaging multicultural stories and experiences. She demonstrates how meaningful color association in our daily lives is a source of self-fulfilling harmony and inspiration for the senses, empowering us to be the change we want to feel, and inspiring others to do the same, making the world a better place. This makes her color theory extremely relevant, relatable, and accessible to anyone and across all knowledge-based disciplines.


Homes with color atmospheres that reflect a physical expression of belonging, love, and worth are a daily source of self-fulfilling harmony and inspiration for the senses, not only for those who lived there but also for others they welcomed in through their front door, inspiring everyone to be the harmony and inspiration they wanted to feel in the world. This harmony and self-fulfilling inspiration can only come from who you are, where you've been, and want to grow—g


"Gretchen's superpower is helping clients make their homes more than a dwelling place, but an extension of their identities. Her superpower isn't just a keen artistic eye for complementary palettes and lighting - although that's part of it. Her gift is in helping her clients discover the colors that speak to them and giving them permission to shine brightly! Thanks for the permission to add COLOR to my life and home and for creating such beautiful, thoughtful colors."

— Dianne, Homeowner, Delightful Enthusiast

"I know clients and friends who have spent weeks, days, hours stressing and agonizing over paint colors, inside and out. They have spent a fortune on samples and time painting swatches all over their walls. When I realize this overwhelmed state, I refer my clients to Gretchen in a second. She will, quickly, confidently and without hesitation, nail your colors. Just like that! No wishy-washy uncertainty. You will be happy, relieved, and confident in yourself, as the colors will be perfect. Gretchen nails it every time. #worthit"

Bonnie BWH Design

"She brought in so much color and vibrancy, it helps families to make memories immediately and allows our physical space to mirror our mission. Thanks to Gretchen, our Ronald McDonald house embodies compassionate hospitality." 

Jessica Jarratt Miller, C.E.O, Ronald McDonald House Charities


Color Baggage makes you the Color Baggage Expert of your life by using Color Theory and its wheel as a vehicle of enlightenment, and a bucket of paint is a creative tool of transformation that synchronizes homes with shades of belonging, chemistry, and connection. The color harmonies will be different, but the end result will be the same. Where harmony rules, growth, creativity, and possibility are sure to follow, magnetizing more of the same.

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