Attention: if you are an interior design professional, homeowner or design enthusiast and you want a simple, yet powerful system for consistently selecting the right colours for your projects, this is for you…
Revealed: A Proven Method for Choosing the Right Colours, So You Can Feel Confident Your Clients Get What They Want – and Love You for It!
Stop losing sleep over your colour choices! Finally, become known and certified as a colour EXPERT.
From the studio of Maria Killam I’m so glad you’re here!
“I [recently] attended Maria’s True Colour Expert™ [training]. I’m a licensed interior designer and will tell you this class is so worth it. I learned things here I NEVER learned in school or 20 years of practice! Maria is even more charming in person than she appears in her blog. Go, go, go. [It’s] so worth the money. Your clients (and you) will benefit immediately.”
Val Short, True Colour Expert™
Principal, GBNA Consulting
You see, I’ve talked to MANY design professionals who have confided in me that they have a “dirty little secret.” Do you have it, too?
“I wish I had more confidence in picking paint colours. Yes, I help my clients to pick colours, but sometimes I go home with a knot in my stomach and worry that my client is going to call and tell me they hate the colour I chose. I wish I could feel so good about the paint colours that I could stop all the worry and sleep like a baby.”
“I can mostly pick the right colours for my clients but I can’t give them the why. I can’t explain why it’s this colour and not that colour. After I leave I know they’re going to opinion-shop with their husband, their mother and their girlfriends and those conversations might make them change their minds. I want them to have confidence that I know what I’m talking about. I wish I could answer all their, ‘yeah, but’ and ‘what about’ and ‘how come’ questions. I wish I had more training so I could tell them WHY.”
It’s not your fault if you’re struggling with colour choice here and there – OR all the time. There is a HUGE gap between what you learn in design school and what happens when it’s time to create a design that does what the client wants, while flowing together from space to space. But not to worry – you do NOT have to just rely on your “spidey senses” any longer!
All you need is a system for selecting the right colours – a system that works each and every time. When you have that system, you can:
“I am a residential Interior Designer with almost 10 years of design experience and I hold a design degree. I have taken Maria’s Color [training], purchased both her large paint samples and eBook. What I learned in design school doesn’t compare to what I have learned from Maria. Her tools have given me the confidence to stand up for my color choices and explain WHY I’ve chosen them to my clients. My newfound knowledge has given my clients extreme confidence in my abilities and they continue to hire me and refer me to their friends and family. In a business that’s built on trust and referrals what more could you ask for. I would highly recommend Maria’s [training] and her eBook to students and experienced Interior Designers and Decorators alike.”
Jennifer Reynolds, True Colour Expert™
Interior Designer, Jennifer Reynolds Interiors
Good question! And I’m about to show you… But first, let me tell you a bit about myself and my history, so you know how I can help you! My story begins more than 10 years ago when I decided to take my life-long love affair with colour seriously, and immerse myself in learning everything there was to learn about colour – in paint and all the finishes and furnishings in a home.
I had already been decorating for family and friends (and their families and friends) for years – but I wanted to get the best hands-on experience I could to really understand what made colour work. So I got a job at a local paint store. I spent more than four years creating colour palettes for homeowners, architects, developers, property managers and builders. Several projects a day, five days a week, fifty weeks a year… for over four years!
That’s a LOT of colour consulting, right? Right! And as a result of this experience, and because I was essentially exposed to every design style and era known to man, my colour consulting naturally grew to include specifying finishes and furnishings.
With the wealth of knowledge and experience I had gained from this work, I decided to start my own design firm, and I quickly established a reputation for being able to walk into any space and diagnose exactly what was going on – and give great advice as to what should be going on.
Then, because there was so much interest in my unique way of looking at colour – and in my expertise around how colour impacts decorating and design – I was asked to teach a Colour Theory and Design class at a local college. When I saw how I was impacting my students … how they were quite literally mesmerized by the colour and design content I was sharing, I decided to create my wildly popular blog, Colour Me Happy, where I speak to over 250,000 readers (and growing) every month about everything to do with colour, design and the business of design.
This Journey Also Served As the Basis for Developing a Proven System for Really “Seeing” Colour – and For Learning Exactly How to Choose the RIGHT Colours For Each and Every Project.
I have conducted thousands of colour consultations, both in-person and online. And in all that time, I have had less than 0.01% dissatisfied customers. I have taught hundreds of students the basics of my system and watched them make money using that very system.
I call it the Maria Killam Colour Confidence Method™
C – Clarify your client’s goals
O – Organize what’s staying and what’s going
N – Navigate the budget
F – Focus on creating flow
I – Include the principles of classic and timeless
D – Determine the boss of the house
E – Establish what colour can do for the space
N – Notice the neutrals, whites and colours
C – Create the inspiration
E – Ensure your client’s happiness
With this system, you can select an array of perfect colours for your projects – with confidence. Everyone in the industry knows that my colour training is “IT” if you want to understand colour…not just paint colours for the walls, but colours in every aspect of your design project – from furniture to accessories to flooring and cabinetry!
So, if you want to UNDERSTAND colour – for your current projects and all your future projects, you’ll definitely want to familiarize yourself with my Colour Confidence Method™. It gives you a step-by-step system for walking through every consultation. Customers will have confidence in your advice because they understand WHY you’re giving it. This translates to happier customers, more referrals, and more sales (which equals more profits!).
Now, I want to teach my system to you!
“Just wanted to say three cheers to Maria Killam for not only inventing a rocking system, but for sharing it with us. This is hands down the best system I have found and I have tried quite a few. It really does take the fear out of color picking blind.”
Jennifer Duchene, True Colour Expert™
Interior Redesigner, Lift Your Spirits Home Transformations
… a live 3-day training during which you learn a SYSTEM that actually REMOVES the confusion and guesswork from choosing the correct paint colours for any space! Get ready to transform the way you look at colour, the way you choose colour, AND the way you view your skill when it comes to colour!
“Maria’s True Colour Expert™ [training] changed my business completely. Before Maria’s class I would help my decorating clients choose color more by default than anything else. After Maria’s class I had the self-confidence and knowledge to refocus my business to making color my [primary] focus. I had taken two previous color courses and ended both of them more confused than when I began. Maria’s True Colour Expert™ [course] was the first training that explained undertones and showed me the exact steps needed to pick the perfect color.”
Linda Holt, True Colour Expert™
Principal, Linda Holt Interiors
Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn when you come to the next Specify Colour with Confidence True Colour Expert™ Training:
Over three eventful days, I will take you on a journey toward TRULY understanding paint colours. Whether you’re a complete rookie when it comes to paint colours, or if you’ve been a designer for years, you’ll experience teaching segments balanced with hands-on training and exercises – which means you get the chance, right there in the classroom, to develop your eye for choosing perfect paint colours in the REAL world! The Specify Colour with Confidence True Colour Expert™ Training is lean and mean – no filler and no fluff.
“Working with two or three new clients each week…!”
“I’ve specified colors for several clients since I took your class last month. Thanks to your expertise, I fairly quickly made selections based on UNDERTONES. YAY!!! Beautiful spaces. Thrilled clients. Happy and grateful me! Working with two or three new clients each week and really excited about what’s in store.”
Stacey Guest Murphy, True Colour Expert™
Stager, Interior Redesigner and Color Consultant, Homestretch Redesigns
“For 10 years I have detested my family room, with its pink-beige, built-in brick fireplace and greenish walls (chosen by an…interior designer). I repainted and replaced the furniture three times, but could never get it right until I read your eBook on undertones. Now [it’s] painted in 984/CC-490 Stone Hearth with crisp white slip-covered furniture – it is a BEAUTIFUL space!!! Thank you!!!”
Plus, this resource will help you get a head-start on everything you’ll learn when you join me at the live event.
First of all, consider this course an investment rather than a cost. It’s an investment on which you can expect a HUGE return!
If you’re an interior design professional, becoming a True Colour Expert™ is absolutely the best investment you can make. Not only will you carve out a niche for yourself as the go-to expert in your area, but you’ll also easily transition your clients from consult-only clients to full-on design clients, dramatically increasing your bottom line. And if you’re a homeowner, imagine how good it will feel to know, with confidence, that you’re choosing colours that will give your home exactly the feel you want it to have, in every room!
Q: I’m a brand new designer (or, I’m a homeowner). Will I feel out of place at this training?
A: No! Absolutely not. Everyone who attends this training is learning MY system for the very first time. Many new designers attend because they want to start out on the right foot as they build their businesses. And many homeowners and design enthusiasts attend because they want a solid foundation of understanding colour and trends. Bottom line: if you want to learn the secrets on how to get colour to do what you want, join me – and you can learn my system along with everyone else!
Q: I read your blog religiously. Haven’t I learned everything you have to teach?
A: My blog may be enough for some of you, but if you’ve read through this letter and you still feel like you don’t have complete mastery when it comes to specifying colour, that’s a sign – join me and learn all my best practices, while taking your knowledge of colour to the next level, for real mastery.
Q: Can’t I learn the information you cover in this training in a book?
A: No, this is my own personal system I developed after performing hundreds and hundreds of design and colour consultations.. No one else teaches it, because no one else knows it!
Q: Can’t I learn the information you cover in this training by reading your eBook?
A: I wrote my book to widely share the principles of my system, and it’s full of great information you can use right away. What makes coming to my training so transformative is that we spend these three days working with actual projects and exercises. We go through endless examples and I ask questions like, “What’s the undertone here?” and “What’s wrong with this room? How would you fix it?” You will go beyond understanding principles to developing experience around colour. And you’ll leave with a level of confidence that would be hard to achieve through reading any book. No matter how great it is.
Q: How can I justify this investment when my business is struggling?
A: If your business is struggling, you need to do something different. When your customers and clients can sense your confidence, your business increases exponentially. You can command higher rates and work with your ideal clients (who not only pay you happily, but also really listen to – and heed – your advice).
Why wait any longer to finally “get” colour, and feel absolutely confident in selecting colours that make each and every project sing?
When you become a True Colour Expert™ you can rest assured knowing you’re able to give your clients exactly what they want, and more importantly, you’re adding to your bottom line in everything you do.
Questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Colourfully yours, Maria Killam
P.S. Why spend any longer wondering whether you’re selecting the right colours, losing sleep over your decisions, and being steamrolled by clients who don’t listen to your opinion? Take control now, and, learn my proven system for choosing the right colour every time. Go here to begin: