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Celebrating 55 Years with 55 Gifts for YOU!

By 06/06/2022June 12th, 202229 Comments

To celebrate my 55th birthday, I am giving away 55 gifts to YOU including one ticket to my virtual Specify Colour with Confidence workshop this Fall! Stay tuned until the end of this post for all the details!

how to use neutral colour wheel

5 Colour Wheel Lessons

So many of you still have questions about how to use the real-paint neutral colour wheel and I want you to know that I hear you.

The colour wheel can be a super useful tool in helping you identify neutrals and whites easily and accurately. And since we’re all about 5s this week, over the next 5 days (starting today) I’m going to be sharing 5 helpful lessons for using your colour wheel around the house or with your clients.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Facebook for your chance to win one of 55 gifts we are giving away! To enter simply LIKE and COMMENT on each post and tell me what you’ve learned from me! 💛 Then tag 2 friends!

Colour Wheel Lesson 1 – Let’s start with the basics and define all 9 undertones.

Colour Wheel Lesson 2 – Flip your colour wheel over and I’ll show you how to compare whites.

Colour Wheel Lesson 3 – What if you have a busy stone or tile pattern? Let’s talk about finding the overall read.

Colour Wheel Lesson 4 –  Now it’s your turn – take your colour wheel to your bathroom or kitchen and tell me which undertones you see!

Colour Wheel Lesson 5 – And lastly, one of my favorite lessons, taking your colour wheel shopping!

5 colour wheel lessons

55 Gifts for 55 Years!

25 Colour Wheel + eBook Bundles ($73 value)

15 Shop Online with Colour Confidence online training courses ($99 value)

10 Exterior Colour Selection Masterclass online training courses ($349 value)

4 Sets of Large Painted Colour Boards (your choice) ($379 value)

1 Ticket to my Specify Colour with Confidence live, virtual workshop this fall ($1850 value)

*Prizes cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash value. 

Hop on over to Instagram or Facebook to see the first lesson!



  • Samantha says:

    Happy Birthday, Maria!! Mine is tomorrow! <3

  • Char says:

    Happy Birthday Maria! You’ve taught me so much about colour starting with the basics of undertones and I’ve been indebted to you ever since. I religiously read your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  • elle says:

    A very happy birthday to you! Thank you so very much for all the information you share with us on the blog. There may be others like me that are not on either facebook or instagram — would you consider posting the content from those sites on the blog too???

    • Holly says:

      Me too, Elle!

      • Tricia says:

        Ditto what Elle and Holly say, and Debra and TL and Laura – I’m not on Facebook nor Instagram, but would appreciate the info. And happy birthday. I, too, thank you for your blog.

    • Laura P. says:

      Yes, please! I purchased the Colour Wheel the minute it was offered for sale and would love the lessons! Like many others who have commented, I am not on social media.

    • TL Henderson says:

      I would love that, too! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    • Jo London says:

      Ditto, I don’t (and WON’T) use Facebook or Instagram. Happy Birthday Maria, I had my 55th birthday 2 weeks ago

  • Julie says:

    Happy Birthday!

    My world opened up after I took your Specify Color Class and I am a better Interior Designer because of your training. Thank you!

  • Holly says:

    Happy Birthday, Maria! I hope you’re having a great day and sharing it with your loved ones.

    I’m so glad you’re showing how to properly use the colour wheel. This morning before I read your post I had mine out trying to figure out the undertone of my aluminum windows. What a great tool, but I do have a hard time figuring out the difference between green-gray and taupe.

    Taupe to me is a strange color to figure out – like I was just asking myself if a darker, cooler brown as opposed to a warmer orange brown is considered a taupe shade or does a brown fall under the category of taupe at all.

  • Debra says:

    Me too Holly & Elle . Not a social media subscriber and plan to keep it that way.

  • BillP says:

    Happy birthday, Maria! Enjoy the new year and thank you always for sharing your knowledge with us.

  • Kris G says:

    Happy Birthday, Maria! Welcome to the 55 Club!! Love your blog. Seems I give your name to someone every week so they can see your magic, too!

  • Karen says:

    Happy Birthday, Maria! All the best to you!

  • Shelley says:

    Happy Birthday Maria. It’s my birthday today too. When I first found you back in 2013, I figured out immediately why some rooms instantly gave me an uncomfortable irritated feeling. It was an epiphany reading your undertone explanation and have followed you ever since, read everything you’ve written and have recommended you many times. Style, flair, fun and logical is how I think of you.

  • Lorri says:

    Happy Birthday, Color Queen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Paige says:

    Happy Birthday Maria!!!

  • Lesa says:

    Happy Birthday Maria! Love your blog and everything that you teach us!!

  • Sharon Schierle says:

    Oh my gosh, what great prizes! I need a color wheel course!

  • Sharon says:

    A very Happy Birthday Maria! May your coming year be one of your best yet or at least one of the top5!

  • Mary Anne says:

    Happy Birthday Maria !! I’ve been reading you since you began!! I’m on my second white kitchen!! Always enjoy reading your color savvy posts!! My sister and I always say we knew about color undertones long before it was considered an art!! Never been disappointed …yet!! Eat Cahhhkkke!!

  • Laura P. says:

    Happy “double nickels,” (55) Maria! May this be your best year yet! Thank you so much for putting color in our worlds in just the right way! I have read every blog post going back years and have learned so much from you. I hope you celebrate your birthday in whatever way makes you happiest!

  • Cindy Hoover says:

    Happy Birthday young lady. You look marvelous!

  • Janice says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Very kind and thoughtful to have such a lovely giveaway for your special day.

  • Tip says:

    Well firstly, happy happy day!!! And how exciting, what marvelous gifts. Have always loved your way of specifying colour – makes so much logical sense! Tip

  • ronda says:

    Hau`oli Lā Hānau e Maria! 55 is a great age! Enjoy every minute. Your advice and color wheel have been so helpful for me in decorating my house and picking paint colors.

  • Lena M says:

    Hyvää syntymäpäivää!

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