The definitive book on how to choose
This book is written specifically for everyone who wants to pick the right paint colours for their home and increase their confidence when doing so.
after reading this book, you’ll be ready to…
Look at any home through new eyes,
develop a paint colour plan and
pick the colours that will make your space sing.
Hi, I’m Maria Killam and I’ve made it my mission in life to understand paint colours and how to make them work for me, not boss me around!
I have written this book just for you!
My simple, easy-to-read eBook,
takes you one step at a time through the process of
understanding how to select paint colours.
You see, I’ve figured it out and I’ve developed a system that really works. I’ve used this system myself for over 10 years and successfully taught it to hundreds of design students, interior decorators and designers, as well as professional colour consultants. I’ve taught my system in colleges and in three-day workshops. People have come from all over North America to learn my system and
Here’s the thing. Painting your walls is one easily accessible upgrade you can make to your house that makes a big difference for relatively little cost (especially if you do the work yourself!)
This is the ONLY book available that gives you a step-by-step process that walks you through EXACTLY how to go beyond looking at paint colours to really seeing them for what they are.
It’s designed to help you:
This book is written expressly for you. It takes the mystery and the confusion out of choosing paint colours.
“…what may just be the most practical design book you’ll ever buy — How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones by celebrated designer and blogger Maria Killam. Of course, Maria’s book is also amazing for homeowners because – let’s be real — many people want to do it themselves. Regardless, doesn’t everyone want to do it the right way … the first time? There is not much that I find more frustrating than wasted time and money! …. The happy ending for this story is that now you can buy her eBook, How to Choose Paint Colors – It’s All in the Undertones and learn her system right in the comfort of your own home. It’s a great reference tool for designers and an invaluable resource for DIY homeowners. In her book, you’ll learn the building blocks and principles of selecting paint colors — and how to train your eye to see color correctly.”
Traci Zeller, True Colour Expert
Interior Designer, Traci Zeller Designs
“For years, I relied on my intuitive ‘color sense’ to guide me in my selection process, but I couldn’t always articulate to clients why I was making certain color choices. Then I read How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones. Maria’s practical book has given me simple tools that let me ‘see’ color more accurately and explain it, as well. Now, instead of fumbling with the 2,000-or-so options in the fan deck, I use Maria’s color boards, and what I know from the book and workshop, and hone right in on the perfect color for the space. Best of all, I can communicate exactly why it is the right color.”
Andrea May Hunter/Gather, True Colour Expert
Designer, Decorator and Color Consultant, Slow Luxe Design
“As I read Maria’s eBook, the clouds parted, the skies cleared and a choir gently sang ‘Ahhhhhh!’ in my head! The color questions that I’d been stewing on for years were finally answered! To then attend her True Color Expert workshop was never a question and I consider it a highpoint in my career. I gained a significant amount of practical knowledge and confidence and was able to apply it immediately to my work. These tools, along with the wise investment of her large painted color boards allowed me to greatly increase the color consulting portion of my business, work more efficiently and ultimately, more profitably.”
Lisa Groshens, True Colour Expert
Owner, Rooms Restyled
So, let me walk you through how you’re going to discover this vital information
First of all, you’re going to learn EVERYTHING you need to know to pick your own paint colours. I mean it. We’re going to start with just enough colour theory to get you going and then break down colour in a new and revolutionary way.
Then I’m going to give you enough examples so your eye can start to see what your brain needs to know.
Finally, I’m going to start with the first step and guide you through a process of what decisions to make in what order.
Let me also share a few things you WON’T get
Paula Van Hoogen, True Colour Expert
And, in the magical world of online books and eBooks, you’re going to get additional information in the form of external links. Throughout the book I’ll direct you to entire posts I’ve written about a specific project or idea that will spell out, in even more detail, the concepts I’m talking about.
Everyone who purchases How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones is also going to get…
I’ve taken the best 40 neutrals and 10 whites and combined them into a
handy shortlist of useful colours.
This list is going to save you hours of deliberating and give you fail-safe choices to consider.
The 50 colours, categorized by undertone, also have helpful colour hints that give you even more information about each colour.
“A word of caution over using grays with a blue undertone – no matter how
slight the undertone, your walls will end up looking bluer than “putty” gray.
Great if you were aiming to have walls with a hint of blue. Not as
good if you were aiming to have a more neutral “putty” feel.”
The beauty of having this list quickly becomes apparent when you are shopping for a fixed element or furnished item. If you have a tried and true list of beiges broken down by undertone you will never again select a yellow-beige when what’s called for is a pinky-beige. You’ll be clear which are the appropriate colours to choose from. What a relief.
To date I have a neutral and white collection completed – the vibrant colours list is in the process of being created. To have confidence in selecting the right neutral or white, all you need is the colour list from my system and you will have a colour that works 95% of the time when you need the right beige, gray, taupe or white.
I’ve added to my list of the best 40 neutrals and 10 whites and given you even more of my approved neutrals along with a series of blues and greens.
“…when you download How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones, you also get Maria’s Bonus Book of Colours. Did you ever buy Cliff Notes when you were in school? Then you need Maria’s Bonus Book of Colours. It’s like a shortcut to the often overwhelming fan deck. Maria’s list does the editing for you — and breaks the colors up by undertone. Just download her book. Now. It’s worth every penny…”
Traci Zeller, True Colour Expert
Interior Designer, Traci Zeller Designs
(a $297.00 value)
These large, painted samples are the single most important and indispensable tool no colour consultant should ever be without.
And who doesn’t want the most important and indispensable tool every expert uses?
Even if you’re a homeowner, these colour boards will make choosing your own colours so much easier! You’ll have a chance to actually see what the colour looks like before you paint it on your walls, and the information you get from a painted 11×14 inch colour board is infinitely greater than the information you can get from a paint store 2×2 inch colour chip.
Let’s let Sindy tell you. She purchased the book and this is what she said,
“I bought it, downloaded it, and read it all last night!
Thank you, Maria, for making the complex clear and simple…
Thank you for the bonus book -
both books = the deal of the century!”
The list price on How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones is $75.00.
You also get Maria’s priceless Bonus Book of Colours!
You’re going to save almost as much as you’re going to pay. The deal of the century indeed!