…a retailer of lighting, door, cabinet + bathroom with access to over 80 popular brands we buy direct from for great pricing.
…here to guide you through your project, no matter the size, though the expertise of owner Kim Raines.
…organized at record keeping & scheduling to ensure installs go smoothly and no detail is missed.
…fully stocked with a wide variety of light bulbs in all shapes and sizes, including the unusual ones.
…able to maintain a one-week lead time for most orders, even in our remote location.
…passionate about lighting and all of the essential finishing details that make your project unique.
…available for in-person or digital consultations to help you select the right fixture scale and function wise for your space.


The day-to-day of a retail shop is busy! We always strive to offer exceptional service and customer experience, but that can’t always happen if we are trying to help too many people at once. Our staff values your time, and appointments ensure we can be uninterrupted while making your selections.

To prepare for your appointment, please bring photos and quantity counts of your project. The more details we have, the more we can help!

Please email us at to request an appointment. Kim is normally on site Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday, + Fridays from 9:00 – 4:00.  


Established in 1994, Mountain Colors, has been providing Benjamin Moore paint, lighting fixtures, and hardware to the growing community of Crested Butte, Colorado. Since then it has grown from a single person run paint store to a busy paint store and design retailer. Today, the Design Shop is located adjacent to Mountain Colors Paint Store. Kim Raines, the owner and sole employee of the Design Shop works side by side with the Paint Store to offer an inclusive design experience with high quality paint and color consulting as well as consulting and retail sale of light fixtures, door hardware, bath accessories and much more! 

Retail has changed with the Internet and so has the Design Shop! It seems everywhere you look online you see a beautifully styled space. Is it the light in the picture? Is it the paint color? How do you get that space without breaking the bank? By asking for my help, I can help you get that look even from afar. With space sizes, pictures, and your style preference, I can send you many options that will work in your space on your budget with no hidden fees. I put 12 years of experience as the owner of Mountain Colors Paint + Design to work for each of my customers and their unique project. Through one-on-one consulting — in person or online — I will help you find the perfect lighting and hardware to enhance your style and finish your distinctive space on any budget. I am a hands-on, service-based business owner that can help you from specification and sourcing the right fixtures for your home, to full on specification schedules and install coordination for larger projects. Providing communication, dependability and relationships with customers and vendors helps any remodel and building project remain successful. Working side by side with project managers, contractors, and owners ensure a successfully finished product that surpasses expectation. I only partner with quality vendors that understand the demands and expectation to perform on a fast-paced project. 

See something you like online? Email it to me at, and see if I can help match or beat the price! I only buy direct from hundreds of vendors to keep pricing competitive, and offer a wide variety of price points to match any budget. I want to help you love your space!



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Think Green

Nothing is more important to us than keeping our beautiful environment in Crested Butte clean and green. We strive to source as many local and made in USA items as possible in an industry that doesn’t make it very easy.

Design Advice

Remodels and new construction can be scary things, so many overwhelming choices that need to be made. We love everything about what we sell and what we do. It doesn’t matter the size of project – from remodels, to weekend projects, to brand new construction, we can help you select the right lighting and hardware to finish a project and stay on budget. Ask us how we can help you or scroll down to make an appointment now!


We know we live in the middle of no where, and couldn’t be happier about that! But living in the middle of Colorado with no Interstate provides its own challenges. We understand that here at Mountain Colors and only work with the most consistent vendors that know how to get product here fast! Most items ordered get here faster than a week. Talk about making it easy for you to do a home improvement project in the middle of no where!