We are locally owned and love living here. You will notice a different vibe when walking in here for the first time. The second time you come visit, expect to be remembered and welcomed by name! All paint colors are kept file for at least 10 years so plan on getting the correct color when re-ordering whether it is in one day, or 4 years. Our small staff allows us to meet and remember every person that comes in here. We have many grades of products so we have the right products to fit every customers budget. Come check us out and find out that shopping in Crested Butte doesn’t mean spending more money!

Mountain Colors Paint + Designs Core Values

As we grow as a company, it has become more and more important to explicitly define the core values from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our business strategies. These are the core values that we live by:

  •  Be a productive and contributing member of society
  •  Support the unique community & environment we live in
  •  Embrace and drive change
  •  Create ongoing win-win partnerships with our suppliers and vendors
  •  Pursue growth and learning
  •  Do more with less
  •  Be humble
  •  Be a socially responsible business by taking responsibility for the impact my businesses activities has on customers, employees, communities and the environment.



We are the first to admit that living in Crested Butte is not the easiest place to live, but we happily make sacrifices for the sense of community and the millions of acres of National Forest out our back door.  Local blogger Brittany says it best: “The November issue of Ski Magazine features Crested Butte, asking readers if it’s America’s last great ski town. After living here for a year and a half now, I have come to the conclusion that it is one of the last great ski towns of the world. This town is driven by skiing… But, this town has something different than many other places whose economy is focused around skiing- it’s a real community. Sure, Crested Butte has the seasonal transients. But, at the core of this town is a group of people who came here to ski and then stayed. People have built their houses and their lives here, been married, have had 2 kids, and take those kids soccer practice ever Saturday morning. It’s not just America’s last great ski town, but it’s one of the last great examples of a community in a fragmented nation where people feel so detached from their neighbors. I wouldn’t trade living here for anything.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!