Learn How to Get
Paint Colours to Do
What You Want
If you’ve ever walked into a freshly painted house and saw there was something “off” about the colours without being able to determine what’s wrong, I have great news.
You have finally found someone who can tell you WHAT HAPPENED!
And more importantly, WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!
I’m Maria Killam, known by many as the “True Colour Expert.” I’ve conducted thousands of colour consultations and taught hundreds of students about every aspect of understanding paint colours.
The good news is, for everyone who comes to my training, this understanding starts to happen almost immediately. After the eye-opening first day, participants are able to immediately put in to practice a whole new way of seeing colour. My early jobs cost me a lot of sleep as I would lie in bed wondering and worrying if the colour I chose for that day’s client was going to be right or not. Although I knew I had an eye for colour, it was too hit and miss for me to feel confident calling myself a colour expert.
I combined my experience, built during thousands of colour consultations with an incredibly analytical way of looking at colour. I then added a commitment to never be satisfied with just having a short list of safe go-to colours to plug into my clients’ homes. All of this led me to develop
Just imagine how much further ahead you would be if you had access to this system! What would the impact be if you learned this system and were able to walk into any room and distinguish what works and doesn’t work about the colours in the space?
How many more consultations could you book – and do your job faster and better with this knowledge, training and confidence?
And what if you knew the secrets to upselling a paint colour consultation to give added value to your clients and
Maybe you’re asking yourself, “Who is Maria Killam, and how can she make such big claims about her system for understanding paint colours?”
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 paint colours.
I had already been decorating for family and friends and their family and friends for years – but now 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 over 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!
As a result of being in thousands of homes and seeing every design style and era known to man, my colour consulting naturally grew to include specifying finishes and furnishings. With this wealth of experience I started my own design firm and quickly established a reputation for being able to walk into any space and diagnose exactly what was going on and give advice as to what should be going on.
There was so much interest in my unique way of looking at colour and how it impacts decorating and design that I was asked to teach colour theory and design at a local college based on my work and experience. Finding the audience in my classes mesmerized at how I was presenting colour and design led me 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.
And, as I mentioned before, along the way I developed the system that can teach people to really see the paint colours they’re looking at. To see what they’re doing and what they should be doing.
Given that you’re reading this, I’ll assume you’d like to find out how to join me at one of my three-day courses and learn how to train your eye to see what works and what doesn’t work with paint colours and the foundations of colour consulting so you can raise your rates immediately!
Click on the link to register, or write to us at the email below and I’ll send you information about upcoming courses right away.
If you’d like to have more confidence to walk into any space and know what to do with colour, this might be the most important course you take.
“I attended Maria’s True Colour Expert [training] in Atlanta. 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
“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
“…hands down the best system I have found…”
“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
“Maria’s True Colour Expert [training] was the first training that showed me the exact steps needed to pick the perfect color!”
“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
I’ve included these testimonials because I know there are THOUSANDS of colour choices available to you and it can be overwhelming to narrow down, with confidence, the right colour for the right space.
As Linda and Jennifer shared above, I’m offering training within a system that actually takes the confusion and guesswork out of choosing the correct paint colours for any space.
So, if you’re looking for the right training to increase your colour knowledge and increase your earning potential, I encourage you to sign up for my Specify Colour with Confidence True Colour Expert course.
Packed with hands-on exercises to complement my revolutionary system, the three days we spend together will transform the way you look at colour, the way you choose colours and the way you view your skill when it comes to colour.
True Colour Expert Training
To join me for my next course
Most people find their way to me by reading my blog posts filled with colour advice, design tips and my design sensibility. But if you’ve come across my website without the benefit of reading one of my over 1,000 posts, you’re probably wondering if I can really deliver on my claims.
Over three eventful days I will take you on a journey of understanding paint colours. If you’re a complete rookie when it comes to paint colours or you’ve been a designer for years, you’ll have lecture segments balanced with hands-on training – a chance, right in the classroom, to develop your eye for picking paint colours.
And you won’t be picking these colours in the abstract. We provide exercises that give you the same experiences you will have in any home – picking paint in the real world, not in situations where the paint is the first or only consideration.
The Specify Colour with Confidence True Colour Expert Training is lean and mean – no filler and no fluff.
“I have always known that some colours work better together than others, but until I took Maria’s ‘True Colour Expert’ [training]…I did not understand why. During the [training], I began to understand the impact that undertones have when choosing paint, finishes and fabrics. Since becoming a TCE, I have avoided some big colour mistakes and don’t go to any consultation without my large ‘Maria’ samples and her voice in my ear…asking ‘what are the undertone(s) in this space?’ I HIGHLY recommend that all Interior Designers, Interior Decorators, Stagers and Stylists consider taking this course…the colour information is invaluable.”
Maureen Coates, True Colour Expert
Owner, MODECOR Inspired Interiors
“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
“What I learned…has increased the money I make!”
“I came home and picked out my house colors in about 1/2 hour. What I learned and the references we put together in your class made the choices almost obvious! I’ve become more professional, more efficient and have been able to book more clients – which has increased the money I make!”
Hannah Dee, True Colour Expert
Interior Designer, Color Consultant, Hannah Dee Interiors
“Maria is the kind of person I want to sit and have coffee with and talk to for hours! At the True Colour Expert [training] she shared tons of information about color that was valuable and extremely useful. I had many “aha” moments that have increased my knowledge and confidence while working with clients for color selections. One client recently said, “you are truly good with colors!”
Diane C. Golin, True Colour Expert
Color Consultant, Color Harmony
Remember when I said, “And what if you knew the secrets to up-selling a paint colour consultation to give added value to your clients and increase your bottom line?”
I usually allow two hours for a colour consultation with a client as the consultation always goes beyond just choosing paint colours. That’s only the first step. My consultations always include giving advice about what else my client’s space might need – flooring, tile, counters, furnishings and everything else that goes into making their home a reflection of who they are.
Not only are you going to learn everything you need to learn about picking the right paint colours, you’re also going to learn how to make more money doing so by including value-added consulting. Just like I do. Selecting the paint colours is just the first step.
The dates for our Spring training 2014 are February 12, 13 and 14 and May 28, 29 and 30 in Vancouver, BC and May 7, 8 and 9 in Toronto, Ontario. If you respond right away for one of these courses, I’ll give you an early bird discount! If you sign up today, I’ll lower the price from $1,900 to $1,600.
My eBook has gotten tremendous reviews and the people who have read it before they come to my training have a head start understanding the concepts they learn while they’re with me.
But of course, nothing beats learning in a hands-on environment and that’s what you’ll get by joining me at one of my training courses. I keep the class size small so everyone gets personal attention and training – I want you to feel that you really have a handle on the foundations of understanding how to choose paint colours by the time you leave the classroom.
The benefit of my Specify Colour with Confidence True Colour Expert training doesn’t end when the workshop ends!
Once you’ve completed my course you’ll be eligible for more bonuses:
Access to a private graduate-only facebook page where you’ll be able to interact with other True Colour Expert graduates. These alumni regularly check in with me and other graduates to ask for advice about their design projects, get a second (or third or fourth) opinion and take advantage of a international resource forum.
Receive a Certified True Colour Expert button to display on your website. Displaying this button on your website lets everyone know that you’ve received training of the highest caliber and that you know what you’re talking about.
Receive a discount on the most indispensable tool every colour consultant should have. Too many colour consultants rely on their architectural colour kits to show paint options to clients. This one tool will transform the success of your colour consultations.