Color consultation step by step

Want to know how a pro goes about designing a color palette for a project? Great post/case study by my esteemed colleague Barbara Jacobs on the process behind the color design for the lobby in a multi-unit residential building in Boston.
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What had to be considered? What was the time frame like? What were the steps taken along the way? Who made the decisions? How did it turn out? Head over to Barbara's article for all the juicy facts.

Then let's discuss- what sort of process do you follow when you're determining colors for a space (your own or clients)? If you work with clients, do you take similar steps to those Barbara took, or do you have a different approach?