About Maria Killam

Maria Killam is an internationally known colour expert, design blogger, decorator, stylist, and best-selling author.

With over three decades of experience in the industry, Maria’s brand is built on the solid foundation of classic and timeless design principles and her unparalleled expertise in colour. 

Maria is a unique voice in the design world and her groundbreaking System for Specifying Colour: Understanding Undertones™ offers an effective and practical approach to choosing colour that has been studied and put into practice by thousands of design professionals and enthusiasts around the world. 

Her popular blog, Colour Me Happy, is among the top ten most successful and longest-running interior design blogs. It is packed with sound advice delivered in Maria’s relatable and no-nonsense writing style. Her words inspire and resonate with hundreds of thousands of loyal readers.

Ultimately, every design decision is a colour decision so Maria’s mission is no less than changing the way the world sees and interacts with colour.

Whether through her blog content, social media channels, bestselling ebooks, innovative eDesign services, or her sold out live colour training events, Maria is most passionate about empowering interior designers, homeowners and colour enthusiasts to make smarter and easier decisions about colour and design.

Because, if you know how to stretch even the smallest budget intelligently, good home design isn’t merely a frivolous luxury. A well-decorated home will always fill you with joy when you walk into the room.

Maria has been published in Style at Home, Canadian Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart, and The Washington Post. Her work has also been featured in Apartment Therapy, HGTV and House Beautiful, among other publications. 

She has written two best-selling eBooks, How to Choose Paint Colours, It’s all in the Undertones and White is Complicated, a Decorators Guide to Choosing the Right White.

“With fifteen years of design experience and thousands of consultations, Maria has honed her eye for colour like you wouldn’t believe.”

Apartment Therapy

A survey of over 1,000 Colour Me Happy readers showed that an incredible 91% of Maria’s readers follow her advice and over 75% say that her advice has impacted their buying decisions! And, of her 250,000 readers, over 70% consider themselves design enthusiasts and over 50% call themselves a Do-It-Yourselfer (DIY).

Colour is the foundation of any design project.

How long are you going to wait until you’re really good at colour?