If you’re an interior design professional, homeowner or design enthusiast and you want to know how to get colour to do what YOU want, this is for you…

a PROVEN System for Understanding How to Select the Right Colour for Any Space!

Say Goodbye to Guesswork and Anxiety When it Comes to Colour, and HELLO to Confidence … and the Right Colour Choice, Time After Time.

What if you could make paint colours work FOR you, rather than letting them boss you around?
Imagine how GREAT – how liberating – that would feel!

Now I know … right now, you may be feeling like:

  • You want to freshen up one room (or maybe even the entire house!) with a new coat of paint, but you have no idea where to start when it comes to selecting a colour (and not just any colour – the RIGHT colour).
  • You know there is something a bit “off” about the colours in your house, but you can’t put your finger on exactly what the problem is OR how to fix it.
  • You feel completely overwhelmed by all the paint colour options at the paint store.
  • You have finally done it – selected a colour – and now you’ve had a few sleepless nights wondering if it’s the RIGHT one.
  • You feel like you live in a sea of beige (or gray, or white, or brown … you get the picture), and you don’t know where to turn to break up the monotony.
Sound familiar?

What if I told you I had a SYSTEM – one that has actually been PROVEN to work – for understanding HOW to select paint colours? What if I said that system would give you the WHY behind each selection … so you could use it for every project, forever?

And what if I said that system is based on just one tiny secret?

You’d say, “Give it to me!” Right?

I will. But first, I’m going to let you in on the secret:

It’s all about the undertones.

As a colour consultant, I haven’t always been a True Colour Expert™.

I HAVE always had a knack for choosing paint colours, yes. But I never understood WHY I was choosing the colours I was choosing. So I took the next natural step: I got a job at a Benjamin Moore paint store.

For four years, during which I performed thousands of consultations, I started to see a pattern. I noticed that beige seemed to always fall into one of three undertones: pink, yellow, or green. I later discovered the three undertones of gray: green, blue, and violet. I added taupe to the mix, and then the fourth undertone of beige: orange or butterscotch. Then I realized that gold-beige could also be considered a neutral. Finally, I added a blue/green gray category to round out my collection of undertones.

I know, it’s a bit of a mouthful, but here’s the point:

Understanding the undertones of colour changes the way you see colour – so you see it as it really is.

And that’s exactly what I teach in my eBook …

How to choose paint colours ebook

“…I think your work is the most important missing piece in most design. I’m so delighted to have found you, and truly want to take your seminar in the not too distant future. I love the use of color, and it is an incredibly intricate thing. I thought I had a ‘good eye’ for color, but after redoing my own home, I’ve found some mistakes that bother me. Your work is the key to understanding why/what is wrong and how I can fix it. It also will help me prevent mistakes with others. It’s invaluable, and thank you for offering it. I’m very excited to learn it, and I want to absorb all of it and be good at it RIGHT NOW – the learning curve that is slowing me down is the part I hate!”

Robin M

“Wow!!! Maria’s book answers so many questions and confirms so many things I dealt with in remodeling our current home. Four years ago we ‘inherited’ a color mess…a strange combination of pink, orange, gold, and gray undertones. And, yes, this was done by a designer…JUST PROVES THE VALUE OF A COLOR EXPERT! If you are building or remodeling, you owe it to yourself to read this book before making any selections. Wish it had been available four years ago! Thank you, Maria!”

Becky M

“The books are great. Wonderfully written – Maria truly simplifies color for you. I now seem to look for the undertones in colors I see throughout my day! And I definitely see how over time it will become almost automatic. Well worth it. Highly recommend it. Love her blog as well.”

Mary F

Before I tell you more about what’s in it, let me tell you a bit about what’s NOT in it.

When you read my eBook, you won’t get:

  • A one-size-fits-all answer. I’m not giving you a bunch of ready-made colour palettes that don’t take into account your space with its specific finishings.
  • A bunch of colour theory that doesn’t mean anything when it comes to actually choosing paint colours
  • Confusing colour language that means different things to different people

NOW – here’s just a taste of what you DO get when you read my eBook:
  • What to work with, what to ignore, and how to choose the right colour to go with everything around it
  • Why no “neutral” colour is truly and purely neutral, and how to distinguish what makes one different from another
  • Why you will not get enough information from a paint colour chip (even from the architectural samples) and what to do instead
  • The importance of where you hold your colour samples (yes, it matters)
  • Why neutral paint colours behave the way they do
  • A list of the questions I hear most frequently, and their answers – like, “What’s the difference between a colour and a neutral?” and, “What colour is greige?” and, “How many undertones is too many?”
  • And much more!

Basically, you learn EVERYTHING you need to know to pick your own paint colours, the right way, every time. (I mean it. EVERYTHING.)

…an invaluable resource for DIY homeowners.

“…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

“Best of all, I can communicate exactly why it is the right color.”

“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

“The color questions I’d been stewing on for years were finally answered!”

“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

Now, you may be wondering HOW I can teach you my system in a book. That’s a great question.

First of all, you should know I’m absolutely committed to you gaining the knowledge and confidence you need to choose the right paint colours, every time.

To that end, here’s how we’re going to do this, together, when you read my 105-page eBook.

First, I teach you just enough colour theory to get you going.

Then, I break down colour in a new and revolutionary way.

I give you enough examples so your eye can start to see what your brain is beginning to understand.

Finally, I start with the first step, and guide you through a process of which decisions to make, in what order.

Plus, to deepen your learning and help you get started once you’ve completed the book, I’m including these powerful bonuses when you purchase your copy of How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones:

And that’s not all.
You’re also going to get these amazing bonuses!

Everyone who purchases How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones is also going to get…

Maria's bonus book of colours

Maria's bonus book of colours


I’ve taken the best 40 neutrals and 10 whites and combined them into a handy shortlist of useful colours to save you hours of deliberating, and give you fail-safe choices to consider. The beauty of having this list 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 you really need a pink-beige!

This resource alone is worth the price of the eBook!

Entry to Win a Set of My 50 Large, Painted Colour Boards

These large, painted samples are the single most important and indispensable tool you can ever have. As a colour consultant, you should never be without them! Whether you’re a homeowner or a design professional, you’ll have a chance to see what the colour looks like before you paint your walls.

Additional Resources in the Form of External Links

Throughout the book, I direct you to posts I’ve written about a specific idea or project that spells out, in even more detail, concepts I talk about.

Now you’re probably wondering how much this is all going to cost you.

First of all, I’d love for you to consider this an investment rather than a cost. You can expect a huge return on your purchase in terms of time and money saved, and stress alleviated.

Because I believe the $37 investment for these invaluable tools is an absolute steal, I won’t waste your time comparing it to the price of your weekly coffee at the coffee shop or a pair of shoes on the clearance rack.

What I will say, though, is that this resource is pretty much the cost of a gallon of paint! So, if you avoid choosing the wrong colour on even one small project, this eBook will have paid for itself. And I can almost guarantee that you will work on more than one project over the course of your lifetime!

Speaking of guarantees, you make this purchase at no risk, because you’re covered by my Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with my eBook, send my team and me an email, and we will send you a full refund.

So, are you ready to learn the truth about colour?

Are you ready to look at your home or project through new eyes, develop a paint colour plan, and choose the colours that make your space sing, every time?

Yes, Maria!

Send me my copy of How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones!

I understand that for my investment of $37, I receive:

A copy of the 105-page How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones eBook, in which you teach me:

  • All I need to know about colour theory
  • A new, revolutionary breakdown of colour
  • Examples that show my eyes what my brain needs to know
  • Your step-by-step process for which decisions to make, in what order
  • And much more
I will also receive the following bonuses:

1. Maria’s Bonus Book of Colours
2. Entry to win a set of Maria’s 50 large, painted colour boards
3. Additional information via external links

And I understand I’m covered by your Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee. If I’m not completely satisfied with my eBook, I can send you an email and you’ll send me a refund.

“Just download her book. Now. It’s worth every penny.”

“…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, www.tracizeller.com

Don’t waste another precious moment stressing over the right colour for your home or project… let me show you how to remove the guesswork and anxiety, and discover a revolutionary, proven, step-by-step system for getting it right, every time… with confidence.

So, if you’re tired of feeling like you’re being bossed around by all the colours in your life, take action – and control – now, and learn the truth behind choosing precisely the right colour for every project! Go here to get your copy of How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones!