Constance Ramos Shares Her Color Secrets
When you have a color crisis, turn to Constance Ramos of Color Correction, the queen of color fixes.
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What's your favorite room in your home?
I live in an L.A. condo during the work week and in San Diego on weekends. At home, I love the sitting room just off my master bedroom. There's a big bay window, a couch, chair, fireplace — and it has the best view of the ocean from that room. It feels like you're sitting in a cloud. There's always an ocean breeze and you can hear the fountains in my backyard. It's cozy and wonderful.
What's on the nightstand next to your bed?
In San Diego, I have piles and piles of books next to my bed, including The Name Above the Title about filmmaker Frank Capra. In L.A., I have a sketchpad and a ton of drawings. There are drawings all over the place.
If you weren't a designer what would you be?
I'd be a full-time mom. I think that's one of the most important jobs. And I loved being a teacher. Wore me out, but I loved it. Really hard work but I never went home tired.
What's the most exciting thing that's happened to you on the job?
Well, I met my husband. He worked for homeland security and had nominated a family for a home makeover. Most people nominate themselves, but he nominated this family who really needed help. What a guy. He's amazing.
Did getting married change the colors of your life?
Well, I like the restful colors. I'm really inspired by sand, sea and sky. Then I marry this great guy and he likes red. I don't like to generalize, but I'm going to go ahead and say that men are drawn to Hot Wheels racecar colors. Most of my male clients seem to be fine with any color that looks like a Ferrari. Just look at the set of something like ESPN and you'll see all those lurid colors men like, screaming red and yellow. I had five sisters so I love the change. Anything red, green, blue and black — that's fun.