Next Wave: Victor Rebello

Cape Cod Home  /  Spring 2023 /

Writer: Leslie Hatton

A counselor of color, a preceptor of paint, or a color specialist…whatever moniker you want to affix to him, Victor Rebello has been helping clients discover what colors to invite into their homes for over 30 years. With the surge of DIY’ing encouraged by Pinterest boards and Instagram, you may wonder what the benefits are of enlisting the help of a color specialist, but after speaking with him and hearing the breadth of his knowledge and passion for the topic, it’s clear we could all benefit from his expert eye.  CCH: What do you do for clients who seek out your services?  VR: I go into your home or into your space see exactly what you’re seeing. I’m able to look at your preferences and see your considerations which might be a north facing room or what kind of natural light you’re getting, which always affects color. I get to see exactly what we’re working with…furniture pieces, draperies, carpeting vs. hardwood flooring, wood trim…all of this plays into it. It gives us both the opportunity to discuss suggestions and ideas together. People often say, “Wow, I never thought of that.” I talk and listen and see what their style is, what their personality is. Everyone usually has thoughts and ideas of what they want so in that way, I can guide them and let them know I’ve had experience with those colors that they’re considering but I can also get them to consider another shade or direction. CCH: Are any rules of thumb when it comes to color or paint selection in a small room, like a bathroom? VR: Here is your opportunity to have some fun! There’s probably a good likelihood that it’s a small space and doesn’t haven’t a window in it. This is a clean palette and…

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Leslie Hatton

Leslie (Horne) Hatton enthusiastically joined Cape Cod Life in October of 2022. Educated in Mashpee and Falmouth, she graduated from Assumption College and received her Master of Education degree from Lesley College. A former teacher, she has taught middle school, preschool and most recently, fifth grade. She and her husband Tom have three children: Aidan, Colin, and Erin. Their newest family member is Millie, an outgoing, outrageously happy chocolate lab. She loves to talk about all of them so better not ask. One neat tidbit about Leslie is that she is the author of the locally best-selling children’s book Cape Cod ABCs, with over 10K books sold on Cape Cod, the Islands and across Massachusetts. Happiest in the summer with a little sun on her face, she loves being with friends and her family, laughing, drinking and eating all over beautiful Cape Cod.