About Amy Wax

Amy Wax

Award-Winning Professional Color Consultant & Creator of the Color911® App and Color911 Blog

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Amy works with architects, designers, builders and homeowners to select the colors for paints and other products that help their projects stand out. Eighteen years ago, she created Your Color Source Studios Inc., a firm that specializes in selecting colors for residential and commercial architectural use. A list of the company’s many projects include aiding in the development of color palettes for a Fortune 500 company, color and product selection for two projects that received Gold LEED status from the U.S. Government’s Green Building Council, and the creation of color palettes for numerous residential and commercial buildings.


Amy created the Color911® app and blog to help people add color to their lives—whether someone is selecting colors for their home or business, or selecting colors for fashion, graphic design or another artistic use. The app shows how color enriches our lives, and it turns what is a difficult process for some into something that is truly satisfying and fun. Just a few of the accolades it has received have been being named a “Product of the Year” by This Old House Magazine, a “Can’t-Live-Without” app by Architectural Digest and a “Must-Have Resource” by Lonny Magazine. Amy hopes that Color911® helps you find the colors you love most, and inspires you to add color to your life! Learn more about the app and why it is a must have color tip app for everyone from homeowner to design professional.

Awards and Publications

Amy is the author of Can’t Fail Color Schemes, a national bestseller on interior and exterior color ideas for the home. Published by Creative Homeowner, Can’t Fail Color Schemes was named Book of the Year by both Foreword and the Independent Publishers Association. It was also a Next Generation and Best Book Award finalist. After the success of her first book, Amy wrote Can’t Fail Color Schemes: Kitchens and Baths.

Amy has been recognized for her color work in many national publications. She was the first color consultant to receive Benjamin Moore’s Hue Award for her use and application of color. She also served on Benjamin Moore’s first Residential Advisory Board and Editorial Advisory Board. She is a sought after speaker on the many uses of color. She has spoken at the High Point Market, which is a furniture industry trade show in North Carolina, and the International Builders Show in Las Vegas where her presentation covered “The Power of Color.”

Amy is a past president of the International Association of Color Consultants of North America. In addition, she worked for many years as an Art Director and illustrator at NBCUniversal. She won an Emmy Award for her work in television. She holds a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University.


To learn more about Amy and see samples of her color consulting work on residential and commercial properties, visit her professional website at AmyWax.com.