“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
I am passionate about beauty and its creation. I consider my color consulting a success only if you wake up each morning and say “I love these colors”. I would like to see through your eyes and invite you to see through mine.
“Let the beauty we love be what we do” – Jalaluddin Rumi
I was born in Germany to Israeli and German parents and moved to Israel at the age of six. Being a part of two distinct worlds, my childhood was influenced by Middle Eastern deserts, ancient Christian, Moslem and Jewish sites, and by the beautiful palaces of Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin and Venice. After completing my BA in Art History at Berlin University, I continued exploring cultures and traveled extensively in India, Italy, France, Greece, the United States, Mexico, and Egypt.
My attraction to creating beauty and uplifting the spirit drew me to open a floral design studio in the Sierra Nevada foothills in 1992. It served private clients at residences, offices and galleries, focusing on coordination of large events, galas and formal dinners. I continued traveling and had the good fortune of working with remarkable florists all over the world, often participating in large-scale events, in London Rome and Tel Aviv. I participated in gala events for top dancers of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Ballet in Northern California and coordinated the standing floral pieces for the museum of Ming dynasty Furniture.
In 1997, I was invited to stay at the apartment of Interior designer Giorgio Pes near Pizza Navona in Rome and spent a year studying classical and baroque architecture and interiors in Rome, which broadened my scope from that of floral arrangements in interiors to that of color harmonies in all architectural spaces, interior and exterior. The next 12 years were spent focused almost exclusively on Northern California color design projects, except for annual trips to the Mediterranean coasts of Israel and Italy to continue my studies and to serve friends and clients there.
My deep interest in color and the possibility of enhancing the human experience through the beneficial use of color in design led me to study with and become the member of IACC – International Association of Color Consultants. IACC is an international organization founded in Europe in 1957 by architects, scientist and psychologists dedicated to the study and practice of architectural color and how it influences human psychology and physiology.
My mission is to bring beauty and harmony into people’s life by increasing awareness and appreciation of color in one’s environment. I am currently writing a book on exterior color themes inspired by the harmonies of the seasonal colors in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, where I live.
Rachel Noble is a member of the International Association of Color Consultants – North America