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Comparison is Just Trouble (Here’s How to Get it Right)

By 10/05/2014January 5th, 202213 Comments

The best part of my Specify Colour with Confidence™ training is the hands-on exercises. Students learn first, how to show their clients the colour they are suggesting is the right one, and second, they learn how to explain why it’s correct.

And not just for wall colours. . .
Comparison is Just Trouble (Here's How to Get it Right) | Maria Killam

My recent on-line consult (above) her adorable little boy kept photobombing all her pics : )

Comparison is an absolute necessity when you are making decisions for everything for a new build or renovation. And often, when you start comparing one colour to another, well, that process can get you even more confused and unsure of your choices.

Knowing how to do it and when, and where to place all your choices is the part you’ll get practice doing, over and over in my live course.

Having good instincts and great taste when it comes to design is way more powerful when you can explain to your clients, why your suggestions will work for their home.

Comparison is Just Trouble (Here's How to Get it Right) | Maria Killam

My new plaid shirt I was talking about the other day ; )

We work with fabrics and hard finishes to learn how to choose the correct colour or neutral. How to place everything so that you can ‘see’ the colour before it gets installed.

It’s kind of like talking about balance (learning how to ride a bike) vs. practicing balance and actually getting what it is, forever.

The experiential part of my training is what makes it so powerful and gives you instant confidence at the end of three days.

Comparison is Just Trouble (Here's How to Get it Right) | Maria Killam

(left to right) Peg Kusner, Sondra Abbott, Sue Lecas, Susan Livingston, Sheri Bruneau,  Mariann Roach

Comparison is Just Trouble (Here's How to Get it Right) | Maria Killam

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Walking a client through all their colour choices for a renovation or decorating project using the Maria Killam Colour Confidence Method™.

One of them is the principal, Yesterday and Today. 

Cathy Zaeske, a True Colour Expert, posted this commercial on our True Colour Experts private Facebook page the other day. Cathy Gibson said “I laughed so hard the tears streamed down my face, and my husband didn’t get it at all!

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Here’s the direct link.

Isn’t it time to cash in on your expertise and take it to the next level?

Here’s a video testimonial from Mariann Roach from Welcome Home Design Denver.

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Here’s the link to the video.

Register here.

Related posts:

What it Looks like to be in a Private Forum

How to Mix Yesterday with Today in your Renovation

Maria’s Colour Training is IDCEC Approved

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  • Mary-Illinois says:

    Hi Maria,
    It appears you all had a good time in the color training. Your plaid blouse looks great with your color/fabric pics.
    The first time I saw that commercial, I cracked up. And even MY husband got it.

  • Lucy HAINES says:

    Maria, This is a fantastic post! Love the new shirt. I am seeing plaid everywhere now.

    After reading this and checking out all of the references, I so want to attend one of your classes. Traveling to Canada is probably out of the question for me at this time and so of course I still want you to come to California. I am determined to work on it to make it happen.

    I read your “How to Choose Paint Colors” all the time and have even had it printed and bound so I can take it with me wherever I go.

  • Kim M. says:

    OMG, I laughed till I cried too! My husband didn’t even see the commercial, just heard me playing it on my computer and he got it right away. Although I think he was laughing mostly at my reaction to it! I like that plaid shirt, very vibrant.

  • Paula Van Hoogen says:

    Maria—THIS blog post RIGHT HERE—is one of your best promotional materials yet. Not sure how to work it into something permanent–Terreeia and Irene probably could figure that out…but from the charming photo of the little guy with the flooring to the 2 videos and the copy,
    you couldn’t have represented who you are and what you do any better! Super job and A++++++++!
    Love, Paula.

  • Maria, I absolutely loved the 3 day training with you, Irene and the rest of the lovely ladies in our group. We are so fortunate that you are able to share your gift and your talent for teaching others your colour method. This past weekend I had to make a quick visit to the Home Depot washroom. I actually got the giggles when I thought, “What were they thinking putting these pink tiles?”

    I’ve got all my boards in hand today as I see two clients today and I know I feel extremely confident going into these two consultations – thanks to you.

  • Chris says:

    Loved this post–and especially the picture with the plaid shirt. What color is the paint on the color board?

  • Cathy says:

    What color is the beige? It’s very pretty.

  • Hilarious commercial! Great marketing idea.

  • Nancy says:

    Haha- great commercial! And I just want to share with you that I just love using your colour boards on my consults. Makes my job so much easier and clients love them too!

  • Diane says:

    Love the shirt, where did u buy it?

  • Victoria says:

    Great plaid shirt! Love those colors on you! That video is hilarious and yes, even my husband gets it. Ha! We are in the middle of moving and doing small changes to the new house and eventually some minor updates to the old house before leasing or selling. So thrilled to have your paint boards! Even though I am still trying to make decisions with the present hardwoods and the paint colors that will coordinate with them in the open formal living/dining area, and the present neutral paint color in the hallway, family and kitchen, it’s a much easier task with these amazing paint boards! Thanks for your always amazing and colorful advice!

    Victoria in Texas

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