True Colour Expert Training

Need an Extra Window Somewhere? (Do This Instead)

Need an Extra Window? (Do this Instead)

  When I saw this living room designed by True Colour Expert™ and Interior Designer Jennifer Reynolds my first thought was: "OMG look at those awesome drapes! Wait, are the windows smaller than the drapery? No, it's art in between each set of panels!" Is this a brilliant idea or what? You have to go here to see the before… Continue reading

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A New Way to Design Accent tile: Ceramic Architecture

Herringbone Pattern

I first learned the term 'ceramic architecture' when the VP of Waterworks gave a presentation and I wrote this post afterwards about perfect vs. perfectly nice bathrooms. When I searched 'ceramic architecture' on google, I was fascinated that absolutely nothing comes up with regard to tile layouts. As many of you know, accent tile has a bad rap on this blog and… Continue reading

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Renovate with Confidence – Focus on Finishes WEBINAR: Summer School with Maria Killam

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When I was a brand new designer, it scared me to choose tiles. There were so many of them. Thousands of clients and years later, I realized that 80% of tiles, shouldn't even be in the store. Most of them are bad and ugly, it's the pretty tile that I want to teach you to see. It's such a permanent decision! It's… Continue reading

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Can Your House be Trendy & Classic at the Same Time?

hex tile

Hex Tile On vacation these last few days when I posted a restaurant rest room and an ice cream parlour, both happened to have hex tile floors. Someone asked if they were trendy and I said yes. White Kitchen Then another reader posted that they are classic and date back to the early 20's or maybe even before, just like… Continue reading

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Check out my Latest Video on Colour Confidence

Designers

I have a new video on my Specify Colour with Confidence™ Training! It's coming up May 7-9, 2014. I have opened up the discount again so for a limited time it's $500 off! I was at a business conference this past weekend and realized that my current video really wasn't great at explaining the true value of my course, so… Continue reading

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My SW Colour Boards are here + a Guest Post from True Colour Expert™ Claire Jefford

reason

I am very excited to announce that my Sherwin Williams colour boards are ready! They are called The Essential Collection and were designed to go with my new White eBook which will be ready to download in approximately 4 weeks if all goes well. Just to be clear MY EBOOK IS NOT READY YET.  My colour boards are though, and… Continue reading

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The 10-Step Maria Killam Colour Confidence Method™ (#3 is my Favourite)

Rubiks Cube

I'm really excited to announce my new Colour Confidence Method™! Last week's Specify Colour with Confidence™ training was the first group to go through this new method with me and here's what one of the participants had to say about the class: "Maria's course was fantastic – I learned a wealth of information from her and knew it would help me in… Continue reading

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Why I STILL Say WHITE even Though It Seems OLD

Beautiful bathroom

{source click on image} Last summer when I wrote this post on The Best White Bathrooms, I declared that all bathrooms should be white. Some people got downright cranky and decided that I had no idea what I was talking about. Just to clarify, what I meant, was that basically, you should choose mostly white (or cream) finishes because then… Continue reading

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Is This the Year You'll Transform Your Dirty Little Secret?

Is this the year you'll Transform your Dirty Little Secret?

{click on images for source} The following is a comment from one of my readers: "Our house is almost built but I am not excited. I have listened to the advice of a colour consultant that was provided by our builder so now I have cortina brown kitchen floor tiles with natural finish knotty alder cabinet (mission style) and countertop… Continue reading

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Wanted: Colour Expert/Decorator at mariakillam.com

Wanted: True Colour Expert for mariakillam.com

This is another post written by my Design Associate Irene Hill: Irene Hill By now many of you recognize my name – I’ve met over 150 True Colour Expert™ graduates and written a few guest posts for Colour Me Happy. To be honest, I receive a bit of reflected glory just by being around Maria. It’s flattering and oddly disconcerting… Continue reading

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