Colour Advice by Maria Killam

Author of two eBooks and True Colour Expert who trains homeowners and designers how to choose paint colour. The System for Specifying Colour, Understanding…
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In the shadow of this new refined-rustic look for kitchens, there’s been a lot of press recently on how the White kitchen is OUT and colour (including beige) is back IN.
The best neutrals for trending warm kitchens
In the shadow of this new refined-rustic look for kitchens, there’s been a lot of press recently on how the White kitchen is OUT and colour (including beige) is back IN.
Basically, I’m handing over the step-by-step system I use to choose exterior colour for clients all over the world. And, it has 18 highly-focused video modules you can watch over and over again!
Don't Make These 3 Common Exterior Colour Mistakes - Exterior Colour
Basically, I’m handing over the step-by-step system I use to choose exterior colour for clients all over the world. And, it has 18 highly-focused video modules you can watch over and over again!
Some hallmarks of the English country kitchen look are: Warm vintage looking hardware and lighting, Charming and quirky personal touches in styling, Think vintage art, handmade crockery, hanging pots, decanted dry goods, and utensils on display, cafe curtains. Rustic wood accents.The palette is a range of warm neutrals and rich colours on cabinetry and walls. Often some pattern such as a vintage wallpaper or checkerboard floor.
English Country Warm Kitchen Trend
Some hallmarks of the English country kitchen look are: Warm vintage looking hardware and lighting, Charming and quirky personal touches in styling, Think vintage art, handmade crockery, hanging pots, decanted dry goods, and utensils on display, cafe curtains. Rustic wood accents.The palette is a range of warm neutrals and rich colours on cabinetry and walls. Often some pattern such as a vintage wallpaper or checkerboard floor.
a house that has been painted white with the words how to choose stone color for your new build?
A New Build Conversation about Exterior Stone (It's all in the Undertones)
If you are building a new house, you may be wondering which stone is right for your exterior. Choosing exterior stone for a new house is all about the undertones.
a long hallway with white walls and black doors that says do's & don'ts for painting doors black
Do's and Dont's for Painting Your Doors Black | Colour Expert Advice
Are you thinking of painting your doors black? Here is some colour expert advice to help you decide with the do�s and don�ts for painting your doors black.
a living room with blue couches and bookshelves
How to Choose a Colourful Sofa
Why a Colourful Sofa is as Timeless as Subway Tile | Maria Killam
a living room filled with furniture and flowers on top of a white table in front of a mirror
How to create a vignette.
This year, during the week between Christmas and New Years, I completely refreshed every single vignette in my home. After all the Christmas decor comes down, you’re probably looking at your empty tables and mantels and wanting to do the same thing. So, I thought I would share my new fireplace mantel vignette and some of my tips for creating a well-styled and happy vignette in your home too.
a long hallway with white walls and black doors that says do's & don'ts for painting doors black
Do's and Dont's for Painting Your Doors Black | Colour Expert Advice
Are you thinking of painting your doors black? Here is some colour expert advice to help you decide with the do’s and don’ts for painting your doors black.
a bathroom with black and white tile flooring and walls, along with a quote on the wall that says in the perfect home every room is a living room
What you should know about a black tile floor
If you�re really going to install black floors, please know they will show EVERYTHING! See this bathroom below�it�s been photoshopped to look that perfect
a white kitchen with black windows and an open window above the sink is featured in this article
Read this before you choose black windows.
Black windows with a white exterior and interior is the hottest trend going at the moment, but are they right for your new build? Here's what you need to know before you choose black windows.
an outdoor living area with chairs and a fire place
10 Steps For Planning Your New Build
Are you building a new home? There�s a lot of decisions to be made and you may be wondering what decisions need to be made first. Here are 10 steps (and more importantly, the order of decisions) for planning your new build.
the two best neutral undertones for walls to wall carpet are green, beige, and grey
4 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Wall to Wall Carpet Colour
4 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Wall to Wall Carpet Colour
a white house with the words white or cream exterior color trend
White or Cream Exterior House Colour Trend
White or Cream houses are popping up everywhere. Here are my thoughts on the white trend and the black trend, from a true colour expert.
a green couch sitting on top of a wooden floor next to a vase filled with flowers
Biggest Colour Mistakes
6 Biggest Colour Mistakes I've Made (Been there, done that) | Maria Killam
a white house with black trim and the words, what everyone should know about black
Black Windows and White or Cream Home Exteriors
On more traditional exteriors, black accents can make a modern statement. Most often, we�re seeing black windows and accents on white houses.