Your Color Expert"Didn’t every little girl grow up playing with backhoes, excavators and gradalls?" asks Michelle Quaranta, owner of the Bucktown paint and design boutique, Colori. As a child Quaranta, a Chicago native, joined her father on 5 a.m. excursions to the family’s road construction sites, and soon found herself clocking in. After starting her own construction business in 1999, Michelle realized that as much as she loved building from the ground up, her passion for bringing color into these spaces was undeniable, and she soon found herself living a modern day Cinderella story filled with premium eco-friendly paints, creativity and a chic Bucktown address.
Michelle's dream of bringing paint into the fashion lover’s repertoire became a reality in May of 2006 when she launched Colori-Chicago. Since its opening, the feisty "Queen of Color" has single handedly redefined the way people experience color when shopping for paint. In addition to owning and operating her store, Quaranta stays busy serving as a self-proclaimed Color Therapist providing color consulting for interior designers, architects and homeowners alike. In 2009 Michelle was accepted as a member into the prestigious Color Marketing Group
An Expert Among Experts
Michelle is a member of the prestigious Color Marketing Group, a not-for-profit, international association of 1,700 Color Designers. As a member Michelle participates in this critical forum for the exchange of non-competitive information on all phases of color marketing: color trends and combinations, design influences, merchandising and sales, and education and industry contacts.