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Deconstructing Whites for Interiors

By 10/07/2014February 21st, 201717 Comments

Deconstructing Whites for Interiors | Maria Killam

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Deconstructing Whites for Interiors is what I’ll be speaking about at this upcoming market at the Lunch and Learn on Sunday, October 19th at the Zaar Design Center in High Point.

Deconstructing Whites for Interiors | Maria Killam

I will be giving the audience a sneak peek of my upcoming eBook, White is Complicated: A Decorators Guide to Choosing the Right White.

Discover the five essential categories of whites and which one is right for walls, ceilings, cabinets, trim and woodwork.

Deconstructing Whites for Interiors | Maria Killam

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Never second guess yourself again, when specifying or choosing whites that would be this costly to re-paint (above).

Deconstructing Whites for Interiors | Maria Killam

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 Learn which white is right before you even buy one stitch of furniture.

Deconstructing Whites for Interiors | Maria Killam

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Hear the story about the white epiphany I had and when (only 4 short years ago) that started me on this journey to write a book about the colour white.

I’ll give you a hint. It all started with a custom made BEDSKIRT.

If you’re not coming to High Point, don’t worry, my lovelies, when I launch in November, you’ll be the first to hear all about it ; ) ; )

I have learned so much about white in the last 6 months, even had a few more ‘aha moments’ when I wrote and presented my Renovate with Confidence: Focus on Finishes webinar this past summer (if you missed it and are renovating or building a house, it’s not to be missed), I have revised and re-written this book all over again. . . twice.

So hang tight, you’ll be getting the best of everything I know in a way that will really make sense so it’ll be worth the wait! xoxo Maria

PS. Don’t forget to RSVP for my talk if you’ll be there!

Related posts:

My SW Colour Boards are Here & A Guest Post from Claire Jefford

Ask Maria: When is White Dirty?

How to Coordinate White & Cream (If you Made a Mistake)

If you would like help creating a palette for your home, become a client. Online or In-person.

To get your exterior colours right, download my How to Choose Exterior Colours with Confidence webinar and get my go-to list of colours.

Download my eBookHow to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones to get my complete step-by-step system on how to get colour to do what you want.

To make sure the undertones in your home are right, get some large samples!

And, if you would like to learn how to choose colour with confidence, become a True Colour Expert

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  • I can’t wait for the new book. I’ve learned so much from you already, Maria!

  • Lisa says:

    When will the e-book come out? I am repainting the inside of my whole house – I am just hoping to be able to wait to paint until I’ve read your thoughts!

  • Joanne G says:

    I love white, but now I am thinking of all the different shades of white in my house. Still so much to learn but slowly getting there. Your new book will help so much.

  • Jill says:

    I am originally from the UK where the skies are grey, yellow in its different shades is a very popular colour. It brings a little sunshine and warmth into the houses.
    Now I live in Canada and look out the window at white snow for 5 months of the year, do I really want to paint the inside of my house in white!! Also, what about the bright reflection that snow gives to the interior, it seems to alter the intensity of the shade on the wall. Just my thoughts!!

    • Maria Killam says:

      HI Jill, this book is about white for all surfaces, including trim, cabinets and millwork, not just for walls. I totally agree with you! Maria

  • Ali says:

    I’m curious what colors you think are used in the top photo. What cream on the oval? What would the textured wall be if painted? Beautiful.

  • Linda Fitzgerald says:

    This book is going to be worth the wait, I’m sure. White is the one ‘colour’ people really struggle with. As for me; ‘..give me white or give me death!’ Well, maybe not that, but it’s definitely the canvas I like to start with and then the rest just falls in place.

  • Janice says:

    I hope the ebook will discuss finishes too! I can get lost in matte, eggshell, satin, semi gloss and gloss and what should go where!

  • Kathi says:

    Looking forward to your”White book”-we are painting our new Charleston condo December 2nd, so perfect timing!! What would we do without your “color” expertise-I read all of your blogs and remodeled my 85 yr old uncles condo before he moved in, with every tip from your blog and now 2 years later, we are selling it for 30k more than he paid-he is coming to Charleston with us and we found him a fabulous independent senior place that has darling pastel cottages, and a 100 women for him to meet at their weekly wine and cheese tuesdays and happy hour fridays.So thank you so much Maria for being so generous with your knowledge of colors!

  • Gina says:

    Thank you for working so hard to enrich our lives, Maria! I can’t wait for the book, and oh, to imagine being at High Point…..some day. Have a great time. Can’t wait to see pictures!

  • Leah D.S. says:

    I thought you would like to know that your “become a client. Online or In-person” links on some (all?) of your blog posts (like this one) don’t work. At least, they aren’t working for me!

    Sent an email about this, too.

    Reading lots of your blog posts. Thank you so much. They are helping. Although I really think I need more help from you!

  • megeranski says:

    Can’t wait Can’t wait Can’t wait Can’t wait.

    Did I say Can’t wait??

    (gettin’ giddy)

  • Amanda says:

    I am painting on Monday, predominately off white in the whole house….. Really wish I could buy your book before then

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