About Color Expressions


Color Expressions - The Best Custom Interior & Exterior Painter and Wallpaper Installer.  Now Offering Faux Painting, Trim & Crown Moulding Installation!



Serving Fairfax and Arlington Counties Virginia including:
McLean, Great Falls, Arlington, Fairfax, Reston, Herndon, Fairfax Station, Woodbridge, Ashburn,
Alexandria and Sterling




When You’re Looking For a Professional Painting Company
For an Interior or Exterior House Painting Project in the
Northern Virginia and DC Metro Area



Of the Hundreds of Painting Companies In McLean, Great Falls, Arlington, Fairfax, Vienna, and the Northern Virginia, Washington DC Metro area….

Only Color Expressions Painting Can Say We Offer Our Customers:

2009 AND 2010 Super Service Award Winner for customer satisfaction as voted by subscribers to the most recognized customer rating service.
50+ local customer references you can call
Written Firm Fixed Price Proposal for the painting work specified so you know exactly what you’re getting for your money.
2-Year Written Warranty
Written, daily clean up procedures
All painting crew leaders have at least 14 years of painting experience
Daily project updates from your crew leader
“A” Rating with the BBB with no history of consumer complaints.
And those are just some of the reasons we successfully completed over 225 painting projects in 2010.


My name is Donna Dawe; I’m the owner of Color Expressions Painting, LLC.

I started Color Expressions Painting with the goal to set a whole new standard in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area.

I know picking the right color can be a challenge so we offer a customized color matching program – Color Choice that creates Colors to Fit Your Life AND I will even include a free consultation with an interior decorator on multi-room interior projects.

Our color consulting and color combinations draw rave reviews from our clients AND their neighbors.

The Color Choice system was developed in conjunction with an interior decorator. This exclusive paint color system will help you identify your personal color preferences.  Once your "pallet" has been identified, we can then choose your colors from that pallet. The colors in each pallet are designed to work together making it easier to select paint colors but also fabrics, furnishings, pillows, etc. The program also works well for exterior color selections.

There are hundreds of painting companies in the Northern Virginia area.  And often it’s hard to tell who’s any better or any different or any worse.  I encourage you to use our Questions to Ask to help you make the right choice (link to Questions to Ask page)

We’re a bit different – and our clients agree.  I will let them tell you about their experience. (link to testimonials).

We do what we promise.  We answer your questions.  We explain your options. (link to FAQ)

It is our goal that every project becomes a very positive experience from start to finish.

If you need interior painting, exterior painting, textured ceilings or special finishes it is possible for your project to be done right the first time without the hidden charges, hassles or poor quality that are all too commonly found in the residential painting industry.

I realize our industry is competitive and I appreciate this opportunity to earn your business.  I realize what it takes to get your business, what it takes to give you the results you demand and what needs to be done to eliminate many of the common headaches and frustrations people have with painting projects.  

If you are interested in painting one room, painting the entire interior of your home, painting the entire exterior of your home or installing crown molding, our crew leaders have an average of 14 years of experience so I am confident you will be satisfied.

Thanks for your time and we look forward to answering your questions about your painting project.


Donna Dawe
Color Expressions Painting

P.S. Don’t forget to ask me about our Color Choice program and get colors you can brag about and no one can copy (unless you want them to).




Color Expressions Painting successfully completed over 225 painting projects in 2010. We are continually referred by our clients to friends, family and business contacts.

Here is just one small thing we do to insure our client’s satisfaction.

We have a written daily clean-up checklist that our crews follow. We don’t just say we clean up every day, we put it in writing. We understand your home is of great value to you and our crews are trained to act like guests. All garbage and debris will be removed daily. We also leave “touch up” paint clearly marked as to where it was applied.

Below is a list of our most common services for homeowners. There are other services that we can provide. If you don't see what you need on our list - please contact us and we will give you our experience with your requested service and any other helpful information we have so you can make the best decision.

Interior and Exterior Painting for Existing Homes, Property Owners and Managers and New Construction

Color Consulting and Color Matching with our Color Choice Program
Fine Interior Painting
Exterior Painting
Textured Walls & Ceilings
Acoustical Ceiling Repair or Removal
New Construction & Remodel
Residential Repainting
Project Consulting
Power Washing
Concrete Stains
Epoxy Floors
Natural & Gel Stain Finishes
Wood Repair
Installing Crown Molding