True Colour Expert Training

Check out my Latest Video on Colour Confidence


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


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


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


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


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


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


Wanted: Colour Expert/Decorator at

Wanted: True Colour Expert for

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


What it Takes to be Great

True Colour Experts

This is a post written by my Design Associate, Irene Hill: We've just finished another three-day training in the beautiful city of Toronto, Ontario. Winter is right around the corner and the weather was sunny, bright and starting to get really cold. Perfect for wearing coats and scarves. One of the beautiful paths at Trinity College Linda Burnham drove her… Continue reading


What do Dining Rooms & Internet Marketing Have in Common?

Dining Room

You know when you hit a sales page for something on the internet because it goes on and on and on with testimonials and all kinds of pitches. And you wonder, 'Is this person for real? Am I being scammed?' Continue reading


True Colour Experts™ at VanDusen Gardens

True Colour Experts at VanDusen Gardens

Here is my latest class of True Colour Experts™ from September's course of my Specify Colour with Confidence™ Training at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. I'm always so amazed and thrilled to see how far people come to attend! (Back row) Becky Noelker (St Louis, MO), Andrea Shaw (Tswassen, BC), Lisa Loeppky (Steinbach, MB), Lisa DiGiorgio (Lopez Island, WA), Lori Begley (Richmond,… Continue reading


Learn to be Bossy Yet Charming

Bossy But Charming Design

This is a post written by Irene Hill, my Design Associate: It's been two years since I've started working with Maria and it's been about the same amount of time since I had a paying client, but occasionally I get an emergency call from a friend. Just recently my phone rang with a plea for marriage counselling. Over a design… Continue reading


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