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!

Does any of the following sound familiar?

  • You know there are THOUSANDS of colour options in the world, and you feel stressed and overwhelmed when it’s time to narrow them down.
  • You sometimes walk into a freshly painted room and feel like something is “off” about the colours, but you can’t determine precisely what’s wrong.
  • You know some colours work together better than others, but you don’t know why.
  • You choose colours for clients, but sometimes leave the consult with an uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach because you aren’t sure if they’re really the right colours for the project.
  • You have a safe list of “go-to” colours you almost always use, but you’d love to know how to expand that list and have confidence in each additional colour!
  • You sometimes feel like you’re losing control of consultations because you don’t know how to answer your clients’ objections or questions about the colours you are specifying.
  • Sometimes, you give your clients exactly what they say they want … but when they see it, they still aren’t happy because it’s not quite “right.”
  • Even if you’re completely confident in the paint colours you choose, you’re daunted by the rest of the choices – countertops, flooring, cabinetry and tile.

If you’re nodding your head in agreement right now, then you’re SO in the right place … and you’re SO not alone!

I learned things here I NEVER learned in [interior design] school…

“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
www.jacobs.com

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?

Maybe your DLS sounds something like these confessions:

“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!

You CAN Learn How to Select the Perfect Colours with Ease and Confidence.

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:

  • Diagnose exactly what is going on – and what should be going on – when you walk into a home
  • Know exactly where to begin, every time
  • Create a colour scheme that pulls the look of a home together
  • Distinguish undertones in complex neutrals and whites
  • Create a niche, specializing in colour
  • Become known as a colour expert!

“What I learned in design school doesn’t compare to what I have learned from Maria.”

“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
www.jenniferreynoldsinteriors.com

Maybe right now you’re thinking, “Sounds GREAT, Maria! But how do I develop a system that allows me do to all of these things?”

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!

“…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
www.jenniferduchene.com

Introducing …
Specify Colour With Confidence True Colour Expert Training

… 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!

October 1-3, Vancouver, BC

October 22-24, Toronto, ON

“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
www.lindaholtinteriors.com

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn when you come to the next Specify Colour with Confidence True Colour Expert™ Training:

  • Why, when it comes to choosing paint colours, you can fit what’s important to know about colour theory on the head of a pin
  • How to know when colour can work magic, and when it can’t
  • How to choose colours for an entire house to create flow, and how to transition colour from one room to another
  • 3 helpful ways to describe colour – so you can learn how to distinguish colour and get it to do what you want
  • Why a “neutral” paint colour is never really neutral – and what you can do about it
  • A language to describe colour that will help your clients understand WHY your suggestions lead to a cohesive and harmonious look (no more opinion-shopping or mind-changing!)
  • The secrets to up-selling a paint colour consultation to include value-added consulting – so you can not only help them with items beyond paint colour, but also increase your bottom line
  • And so much more!

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.

But you don’t have to just take my word for it. Here is what some of my past participants had to say:

…the colour information is invaluable. “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
www.maureenatmodecormuses.blogspot.ca

“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
www.homestretchdesigns.com

“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
www.hannahdeeinteriors.com
“I had many “aha” moments that increased my knowledge and confidence…”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
www.colorharmonyconsulting.com
So, how exactly how will this work? HOW will I teach you my proven system for understanding and choosing exactly the right colours, with confidence, in every situation?
Great questions!
As I mentioned, this is a live, 3-day event where you meet with me in person. When you enroll in the Specify Colour with Confidence True Colour Expert™ Training, you get:

  • 3 days of live, in-person training
  • Your own work book filled with useful cheat sheets and information you can refer back to
  • Certification as a True Colour Expert™

And it gets even better!
And if you act today
2nd of September, 2014
I’ll send you a copy of my best-selling eBook
How to choose paint colours ebook
for FREE!
My eBook has received tremendous reviews, like these:
“I love this eBook! I ordered it and the bonus book, then sat down to read them straight through. I learned so much even though I have been in the design field for over 20 years. I always could pick the colors but never knew the reasons why or organized myself into a system of core colors. No more! I have my neutral whites under control and am working on my beiges. I look forward to the larger paint samples to help my clients understand why colors work in their spaces. Bravo!”
Michelle

“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!!!”
Sarah

Plus, this resource will help you get a head-start on everything you’ll learn when you join me at the live event.

But it gets even better!
When you enroll today and complete the training, you also receive the following bonuses!
Bonus #1
Access to a private graduate-only Facebook page, where you can 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 to take advantage of the international resource forum.
Bonus #2
A Certified True Colour Expert™ button to display on your website, so your prospects and clients know you’ve received training of the highest caliber – and that you truly are a colour EXPERT.
Bonus #3
A $50 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. My hand painted large colour boards will transform the success of your colour consultations. Now both you and your client will be able to see what a colour really looks like and easily identify the undertones!
Bonus #4
My powerful webinar, How to Choose Exterior Colour, in which I walk you through the process a professional goes through to arrive at precisely the right colour choice for the exterior of a home or building. This process saves you hours of trial and error, hours of holding a fan deck up to the outside of a building, and hours of asking your friends and neighbors how they chose their colours! It will instantly take the wide world of paint colours (thousands) and narrow it down to a manageable number from which to select the perfect colour. (I usually charge $247, but when you enroll now, you get it absolutely free!)
Of course, nothing beats learning in a hands-on environment, and that’s what you’ll get when you join me for my Specify Colour with Confidence True Colour Expert™ Training. I keep the class size small, so everyone gets personal attention and training, and to help ensure you really have a handle on the foundations of understanding exactly how to choose paint colours by the time you leave the event.
Now, you’re probably wondering how much this is going to cost you.
If you’re building a business – or even if you’re a homeowner who wants to learn exactly how to select the right colours for your home – then you may be unsure about whether this is the right time to spend money.

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!

How much is that worth to you?
I believe it’s invaluable. That’s why the $2,497 ticket price for my 3-day event seems more than reasonable. Plus, you’ll earn that back as soon as you land just a few new, awesome clients, which I’m sure you’ll do once you complete this training! AND, you make this investment at no risk because you’re covered by my 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If, by the end of the last day, you don’t think this is the best colour course you’ve ever done, simply turn in your class materials and I’ll give you a full refund.
So, are you ready?
Maybe you’re still not sure whether this training is right for you. I’ve included some of the questions I hear most frequently, and their answers, to help you determine whether it’s a good fit for you.

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).

 So now are you ready? Yes, Maria! I'm ready to specify colour with confidence! I understand that for my investment of $2,497

I receive:
  • 3 days of live training with you, Maria Killam
  • My own work book filled with useful cheat sheets and information I can refer back to
  • Certification as a True Colour Expert™
And, I’ll also get these bonuses:
  • Your How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones eBook
  • Your How to Choose Exterior Colour webinar
And when I complete the training, I’ll get these additional bonuses:
  • Access to a graduates-only private Facebook page
  • A Certified True Colour Expert™ button for my website
I also understand that I’m covered by your 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If, by the end of the last day, I don’t think this is the best colour course I’ve ever taken, you’ll give me my money back.

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 irene@mariakillam.com

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:

P.P.S. Remember, I keep my class sizes small to ensure maximum learning potential for each student. So if you’d like to join me, NOW is the time to enroll!