About Us

Color Works was started in 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona, by Katie Decker-Erickson, Principal of the firm. Initially focused on the coloration of residential properties, Color Works has grown considerably over the last decade to include a broad suite of design capabilities and is now focused on medium and large non-residential projects.

We have worked on projects in Arizona, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Washington and many other locales. From coast to coast, we have worked in every region of the country, each with its own flair and style.

“Whether the task at hand is repainting completely the exterior of our apartment buildings, refurnishing and decorating a model apartment or proposing new interior colors for the laundry rooms, Katie has always been able to get the job done efficiently with respect to our objectives and with the tone of the property. Katie understands tight deadlines and makes herself available when we need her.”
– Pierre Cote, Planner at Sheiner Group

Tempe, Arizona

Glendale, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

Greenville SC

Georgia

Maryland

Dallas, Texas

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Vinita, Oklahoma

Shawnee, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Seattle Washington

Jacksonville, Florida

Los Angeles California

Syracuse, NY

Team members have expertise in design, museum display, exhibit design and construction, historic preservation, journalism, geography, urban design and land-use planning. This eclectic background and diversity represents our greatest strength and adds to our unique visioning and project implementation abilities.

In addition, we will work closely with your project team including architects and other licensed design professionals, builders and contractors to fill a crucial niche and ensure that your space is transformed into an amazing place.

We look forward to working with you.

Wes Rutledge

“It was a great pleasure to work alongside Katie Decker-Erickson, who was hired to coordinate the color schemes among the various tenants in the building. Her role and influence on the project carried far beyond color selection. Not only did she play a key role in choosing the colors and finishes in the building, Katie brought vision and creative solutions to the table. She was a tenacious advocate for the good of the project and an adept project manager. She demonstrated great skill in design, communication, and organization and would be a great asset to any project team”
– Wes Rutledge, RA, Architect at Beck Design

P. Cote

“Katie Decker-Erickson and Color Works has been working with Living Well Homes for 5 years now, and we have always been pleased with the service and the results of Katie’s work. She has been our primary color consultant involved in renovating and improving our apartment communities in Arizona and South Carolina. Whether the task at hand is repainting completely the exterior of our apartment buildings, refurnishing and decorating a model apartment or proposing new interior colors for the laundry rooms, Katie has always been able to get the job done efficiently with respect to our objectives and with the tone of the property. Katie understands tight deadlines and makes herself available when we need her.

I do not hesitate to recommend Katie and Color Works as a Color Consultant for all your needs in design and custom color palettes for the interior and exterior of your property.”

– Pierre Cote, Planner at Sheiner Group

Chris Silvia

“I have worked with Katie for the past several years as one of her contractors. The projects we have collaborated on range from small repaint jobs, minor remodels, thru extensive multi room tear outs and completely new rooms. Katie has her clients interests at the center of everything she does on the project no matter the size, she is fully capable of handling all the details from conception, design and completion. She has a always spoken to me (the contractor on the job) in a professional manner and works through any challenges that have arose. In just this past week I ended my career in the construction industry moving in a different profession to follow my dreams, having such a good working relationship with Katie actually almost kept me from changing careers. Her quality expectations aligned so well with my own combined with her desire to exceed her clients dreams that it makes doing the project seem almost fun and on a higher level of professionalism that I have not experienced elsewhere. Additionally, her designs, color & material selections, product selections always seem to stun those who witness the transformation. My opinion and experience says that you can trust Katie with creating your next dream.”

– Chris Silvia, Partner/Owner at Choice Title Insurance Agency

M. Arnold

“As an attorney, I barely have time to shop for food, let alone coordinate colors. Katie listened to my ideas and desires and did all the leg-work for me. I recommend Color Works without reservation.”

– M. Arnold, Scottsdale, AZ

S. Flores

“Our remodel project consisted of a complete renovation. Wow! It was quite extensive and changed it from a very dated 1970’s look to a light and bright soft-contemporary style that we love.”

– S. Flores, Phoenix, AZ

T. Garret

“Great job with the colors, your service is outstanding and product excellent!”
– T. Garrett

J. Gonzales

“Katie really helped me develop my own ideas rather than force her own concepts on me. She got me interested in color and i haven’t stopped since!”
J. Gonzales, Paradise Valley, AZ

K. Johnson

“My husband and I could never agree on what colors to put where. Katie coached us through and we finally have something we both can relax and enjoy with both of our tastes. I didn’t think it was possible, but it looks beautiful.”
– K. Johnson, Mesa, AZ

J. Tydsal

“This is one-stop shopping at its best. Not only does Katie recommend all the colors and product lines, I have a custom book that shows me what colors go where. Thanks for idiot-proofing my color experience!”

– J. Tydsal, Carefree, AZ

Let’s Do This!

We look forward to talking with you about your project and how we can provide spice to your space.