Best of Colour Me Happy 2016

It’s time to recap another year in review. 2016 where did you go? It was a busy year with more Specify Colour with Confidence events than ever, my new website under construction and some interesting trends to unpack. At the beginning of the year, I got out my crystal ball and made my trend forecast predictions for 2016 (watch for my predictions for 2017 coming soon!). What do you think? Did ... Continue Reading

Best of Colour Me Happy 2015

It’s time for my round-up from 2015! Hope you are enjoying this holiday week! Maria Killam’s Trend Forecast for 2015 Here’s the first one. Read and tell me if you think I nailed it or not ; ) source   My Creative Business Model and How it’s Evolved Here I’m talking about how less is more when it comes to posting on social media and also how my business model ... Continue Reading

Best of Colour Me Happy 2014

It’s time for my annual round-up of best posts for 2014, here they are: 1. My White Kitchen Inside Style at Home   {Maria’s Kitchen} It was pretty amazing to have my house on the cover of the April issue of Style at Home this year. See the before’s and after’s of my kitchen here.   2. Ask Maria: Help, I Don’t Want the Same Kitchen as Everyone Else!   Barbara Barry ... Continue Reading

Best of Colour Me Happy 2013

It’s time for my annual round up of the best posts of 2013, here they are: 1. How to be Smart in a World of Dumb Designers This homeowner was so generous to share her mistakes with us and this photograph illustrated my never changing advice about combining colours and fixed elements accurately. 2. An Open Letter to All Paint Companies Ever wondered why some fan decks are so complicated? ... Continue Reading

Colour Me Happy Link Love for March

This weekend, Terreeia took my laptop into MAC because it’s been sooooo slow and spinning, and spinning, and they said “You need a new hard drive”. When we arrived the next morning to pick it up, they said “Your old hard drive is corrupt, so you have nothing” Well, Terreeia is the techie in this relationship, I was shopping in the mall while she went in to pick up my ... Continue Reading

Best of Colour Me Happy 2012

It’s time for my annual round-up of the best posts of 2012: 1. What NOT to do with Your Kitchen Island Design House Beautiful This post has a great example of what to do with a small, dinky island if you have one in your kitchen. 2. How Light Affects Paint Colour   source If you’ve always wondered how colour changes with East/West/South/North exposure, this post spells it out. 3. Which ... Continue Reading

I’ll be in Toronto next week leading my Specify Colour with Confidence course! I’m so excited to meet a whole new group of True Colour Experts! source Traci Zeller gets the first spot on this post because back in May 2010 whenI first launched my True Colour Expert Workshops she was the first one to register. I loved this post she recently wrote about Why you Should Create “Me” Space.  via Traci ... Continue Reading

Where I’ll be in May & Some Must-Read Posts

On Mothers Day weekend, I will be at the Pure Painters Booth at the EPIC show at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Here’s what you’ll find at the show: – Sit and listen to visionaries, thought-leaders, musicians, artists and even comedians – Eat and drink your way through 90,000 sqft of local and organic goodies – Shop for hours for the freshest fashions and beauty products I will be there: Saturday, May 12 ... Continue Reading

Vancouver Colour Consultant: The Best of Colour Me Happy 2011

It’s almost the New Year and here is this year’s round up of my 10 most popular posts: Image from Ralph Lauren Home Maria’s Guide to Starting a Design Blog How-to posts about blogging are always popular and this post rounds up all my posts about blogging. If you have decided that 2012 is the year to start your blog, make sure you read all the links to my past posts ... Continue Reading

The Best of Colour me Happy 2010

source It’s almost New Years and I’m off tonight to celebrate. Dinner with friends downtown and a night at the brand new Fairmont Pacific Rim with the love of my life. So here’s the round-up for this years posts that got the most comments, tweets and links in case you missed one:     source 10 Tips that will Take your Home Design Blog to the Next Level For anyone ... Continue Reading

Colour me Happy’s top 10 posts

In June I posted my 10 favourite articles from the first 6 months of the year here. Every time I come across one I like I save it in a folder, so here are my 10 favourites from July until now: 1) Cote de Texas –Top Ten Design Elements #2 [Slipcovers] Joni Webb writes this Blog/Virtual Magazine. Her blog is ranked in the top 5 because her posts are extraordinary ... Continue Reading

10 of my Favourite Posts

Things that Inspire does an annual “Favourite Posts” every December. She said every time she comes across a post she likes, she saves it in a folder. I thought this was such a great idea, I started doing the same thing but it’s June and I was already at 14, so I thought I would do a mid year review instead. So here are my top 10 favourites in no ... Continue Reading