Understanding Undertones

Correctly identify neutral undertones with the REAL PAINT colour wheel

Use this portable visual key for Understanding Undertones as a tool to help you find the right beige, grey or white in any situation.

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Understanding Undertones

My new colour wheel made with REAL PAINT is finally here!

Hold the key to Understanding Undertones in your hand and transform the way you see colour forever.

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Introducing Maria Killam's
Understanding Undertones Colour Wheel:

When you can see the complete range of the 9 most common and useful undertones of neutrals together on one indispensable and portable tool, you can start to identify the undertone of anything and everything!

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“Mine arrived and I ran around the house throwing it on tile, counters, rug, and standing back. You are right that most carpet is pink beige and even though I tried so hard not to get pink beige I think the new carpet on the stairs and upstairs is pink beige or taupe. No wonder my yellow beige paint looks weird with it.

We need a new bed upstairs and I took my new beige colour wheel, in plastic because it was raining, to the bed store and chose a fabric for the headboard that would not clash with the carpet. (It was also the only choice that was not grey!) This tool is extremely helpful and fun. Thank you.” – Susan T.

Maria Killam Holding Colour Wheel

Not only did I reinvent the wheel, I also added real paint colours to it.

I discovered my system 20 years ago while working in a paint store. I was helping customers who came in with fabrics and hard finishes looking for paint colours. I started to notice that, more often than not, the best neutrals always seemed to come back down to the same limited few. That was how my System for Specifying Colour was born.

And now that it has been tried and tested by thousands in every imaginable colour dilemma, there is now a handy visual guide to it you can take with you anywhere!

My new colour wheel is produced with REAL PAINT! That means it is more accurate and TRUE TO COLOUR.

You can use it to find the perfect taupe, blue grey or green beige in any paint system!

AND now you can use it to quickly hone in on the undertone of anything in any neutral colour.

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9 Undertones & 4 Gradations Of White

My system is essentially a powerful practical language that defines the previously uncharted world of neutrals into 9 simple undertones and 4 useful gradations of white.

Maria Killam Colour Wheel Flat Lay

The 9 Neutral Undertones

Pink Beige

Orange Beige

Yellow Beige

Gold Beige

Green Beige

Green Grey

Blue Grey

Violet Grey

Taupe

Did you know the ONLY way to get colour right is to directly compare?

Are you walking around trying to identify and choose colour with nothing to compare it to? No matter how skilled a colourist you are, YOU ARE ONLY GUESSING.

Hold my colour wheel up to anything and you’ll immediately see which of the 9 neutral undertones are most similar, and eliminate all the ones you don’t need to consider.

And, eliminating thousands of colours you don’t need to consider instantly… That’s working smarter.

Never get stuck guessing again. Work smarter by unlocking my system with the ultimate key to simplifying the world of neutrals.

*Already have an old colour wheel? It can still be a useful reference as long as you add the real paint chips. Download the list of paint chips you need here.
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Colour Wheel 9 Undertones

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*Already have an old colour wheel? It can still be a useful reference as long as you add the real paint chips.
Download the list of paint chips you need here.

Want a FREE Colour Wheel?

 

The Colour Wheel is MORE POWERFUL with the Large Painted Colour Boards.

(that’s why it’s included FREE with any colour board purchase)

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