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CAROL KEMERY began her career as an emergency room nurse in a busy inter-city hospital in Philadelphia. While working as a nurse and raising her family, she also discovered her hidden talent and passion for creating a cozy and colorful home.

In 1991, Carol established Great Walls, a high-end decorative painting company. Three years later, she found her home at The Finishing School, NY, the oldest and one of the most prestigious schools in the country. After studying with Robert Marx, author of Professional Painted Finishes, Carol joined the faculty and later established a permanent teaching studio in Pennsylvania for The Finishing School. 


She has completed commissions from Florida through New England for prominent designers such as Albert Hadley and celebrity clients including Bruce Springsteen. A room designed for Interior Designer and author, Donald Kauffman, was shown in the November, 2006 issue of Architectural Digest. 

Carol began giving workshops to homeowners who wanted to create finishes in their own homes.  She and her husband, Al, quickly realized that there were no products on the market that made this achievable. After a lot of product development and finding the best manufacturers, Caromal Colours was born.


Carol and her husband Al work together in their painting business. They have four children, Kate, Rachael, Elizabeth and Peter, and 2 gorgeous grandsons, and reside in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. They recently designed and built a reproduction, Early American farmhouse that has been the site of catalog and magazine shoots.

Founder of Caromal Colours paints


Al Kemery is the glue that holds the paint together...wait. He is the man behind the curtain who keeps everything rolling and the other half of the dynamic husband and wife team that is Caromal Colours. He's also an incredible soccer coach for the local high school girls JV and Varsity Teams - Go Bears!

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