Fumiko Yamashita, CBA
Every Master of Color Mixing has their process for choosing and cataloging their custom colors. Fumiko chooses the outer color that is closest to her desired color, then chooses three inner colors to try. She inflates all three combinations and lays them side by side. Then she chooses a different outer color to try with the same three inner colors, inflates them, and adds them to her lineup. She then chooses the color that most closely resembles her desired color.
To keep track of her combinations, Fumiko has a photo album in which she places pictures that show both the balloon neck (to see the original colors) and the inflated balloon. She also uses the Paint Your Party with Qualatex resources to assist in the process.
The Business of Custom Color
Fumiko has focused her business on customers who appreciate quality, both in design and balloon product. Her portfolio of past work is her biggest sales tool, as well as showing them how she can tailor the balloon colors to their specifications.
The combination of Coral and Chrome Gold creates a luxurious and warm image, as well as an energetic image.
Fumiko on her favorite combination of Qualatex colors
Fumiko's Favorite Custom Color: Peony Roses
"The combination (Spring Lilac inside Rose) has depth and the settled tone color remind me of a hint of flowers, so I like it."
Her Most Requested Custom Color
"Onyx Black inside Lime Green is a popular color shade for birthday gifts and party events," says Fumiko