Colour Trends

Am I Trendy if There's no Grey in my House? (Oh Yeah)

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Thank you for all your amazing and thoughtful emails and comments on my powder room dilemma these past two days! I've decided I don't want to make any major decisions  without YOUR expert opinion added to mine! I love what so many of you said about my powder room not really being a powder room since it was adjoining the… Continue reading

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W. Schillig at High Point Market

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Here I am at my second sponsored post at High Point Market. It's W.Schillig USA and in addition to making contemporary leather furniture, they also make beds. And they sell these faux covers which are way sexier to display a bed in a store that's for sure. So what's the number one selling colour in the last 5 years? Cognac and… Continue reading

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Trends from Spring Market at High Point

Traci Zeller's Pillows for C.R. Laine

The last time I attended High Point was 3 1/2 years ago in the Fall. I remember it being pretty much greys and charcoals. There was very little colour although I looked for it. Maria Killam, Alicia Connolly & Barbara Miller (Picture from Day 1 at Market) My friend Barbara Miller (above right) and I walked the Suites at Market Square… Continue reading

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Luonto Furniture at High Point Market

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  This market I am a sponsored blogger at High Point. So when I arrived at Luonto Furniture to meet Ville Karesto the Sales Manager for, I think the world is what it sounded like when we talked, but it doesn't say that on his card, he spoke in Finnish to Maria, who had arranged our meeting. "I can understand… Continue reading

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Ask Maria: Help! I Don't Want the Same Kitchen as Everyone Else!!

Ask Maria: I Don't Want My Kitchen to Look like Everyone Else!!

Recently, I received this question from one of my lovely readers:  'I'm trying to come up with a color of floor tile that matches a kitchen with volga blue granite counter tops, white cabinets, very light grey walls, and stainless steel appliances.  I don't want wood in the kitchen or anything that looks like wood.  I think too many people have that look… Continue reading

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Maria Killam's Trend Forecast for 2014

Maria Killam's Trend Forecast for 2014

The look of 2014 is fresh, polished and happy. Included are a few that I'm just going to declare as trendy because I can. It's my blog and I can say whatever I want, hooray! {Click on images for source} 1. Oversize Pendants over Kitchen Islands This kitchen by Jeffrey Alan Marks inspired this entire post, I fell madly in… Continue reading

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What We'll Learn about Colour in 2014

What We'll Learn about Colour in 2014

Whenever reporters call me for a quote, it's unfortunately, almost never to discuss the ground-breaking, revolutionary system I've created on Understanding Undertones™, it's almost always to ask me about colour trends, (yawn), or to analyze the meaning of colour. Colour trends of course, would be far less interesting if there was no discussion around the interpretation of the meaning behind… Continue reading

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My Take on Pantone's 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Pantone's colour of the year

Since purple hasn't been on Pantone's radar for more than 10 years, maybe it was time for it to take the spotlight as the colour of the year. {click on images for source} I would not have said purple. Since I consult with clients all over the country I can honestly say not one person has ever considered this shade… Continue reading

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Colour Forecast for 2015 from Palm Springs

Colour Trends for 2015 from Palm Springs

Click on image for sources The speaker on our first morning was Michael Shamassian, president and owner of Shmaze Industries. His presentation was very inspiring. He talked about how his passion for colour began at 19 when he started painting cars for a living while attending college at the same time. Fast forward, he is now in the business of coatings.… Continue reading

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The Hottest Trend Colours in 2013 from Palm Springs

Hottest Trend Colours for 2013

I'm in Palm Springs at the Westin Mission Hills Resort. Years ago when I actually was a Sales Manager at Westin Hotels in Vancouver I wanted to stay here, and through The annual colour forecasting conference, I'm finally here. Terreeia's with me. Funny, she's never wanted to go to one of my conferences before, but one day last month, I'm… Continue reading

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