Maria has condensed her 25 years of experience to this indispensable, no nonsense Masterclass so you can create classic and timeless exteriors like an expert. You’ll know what needs to be considered and why, and how to quickly arrive at the best colour, without all the trial and (expensive) error.
Make The Right Decision
Every Choice is a Colour Decision
Whether you’re building a new home or improving your existing one, exterior design decisions are daunting. Did you know that every selection for your exterior is a COLOUR decision first? And that no one selection is independent of any other colour or finish, newly chosen or existing, on your home?
This means you need to understand how to coordinate colour, AND know which elements should be considered FIRST to get it right. It also means that one less-than-optimal selection can undermine the entire look of your home’s exterior – and lead to a less-than-pretty outcome. It’s easy to spot these exterior mistakes in any neighbourhood.
Keep It Simple
Narrow Down Your Choices
The most valuable lesson you’ll gain from this online training is how to narrow down your choices to a select and optimal few. This will empower you to make THE RIGHT selections for your exterior, and eliminate the fear of making an expensive mistake.
20 Years Worth of Advice
(in one convenient course)
Loaded with expert insight, advice and visual examples, this course will teach you how to eliminate guesswork and coordinate exterior colours effectively. Using her acclaimed System for Specifying Colour, Maria will teach you how to achieve a classic and timeless exterior.
Get ready to make your neighbors envious.
“Your guidance helped immensely with what is generally overwhelming and scary. We are so happy with the result!”
Just take a look at this transformation from one of my Exterior Colour Selection Masterclass students.
“The masterclass was so helpful in planning our exterior changes, which included dormer, windows, roof, gutters, front door, garage doors, and paint.”
Masterclass For Exterior Colour Selection
Here’s What You’ll Learn
All of these modules are designed around things Maria wishes she had known sooner when she started consulting on exterior colour. She’s giving you the fast track and has even created quizzes and worksheets to help you put what you’ve learned into action.
Don’t like surprises? Here’s a sneak peek at what’s covered in the video lessons:
Key Facts About Exterior Colour
Exterior colours get 2-3 times lighter and brighter (washed out).
This means the world of white and cream can be expanded to include pale shades of green beige and green grey. White belongs with pale and clean colours, such as greys and blacks. Cream belongs with earth tones, such as beige and brown.
The 3 biggest mistakes people make when choosing exterior colours are:
Combining clean and dirty colours or getting the neutral undertones wrong
If you choose a blue for your house and it is too clean it will scream ‘crazy person’ lives here. Your neighbors will be cranky about the house on the street that sticks out like a neon sign.
Constantly worrying that their house will look boring
It’s common to worry that you need to create all kinds of “interest” on your exterior to increase the curb appeal. The problem is, if you throw a mix of interesting finishes and colours onto your house, it will just look disjointed, like you couldn’t make up your mind. For a classic and timeless look, less is more. Learn which elements really are worth investing in to make your house look it’s best.
There’s too much or not enough contrast with trim
If the trim is too stark, it will be jarring to look at and will likely cheapen the look of your exterior.
If the trim doesn’t provide sufficient contrast, or is too yellowed, it will look dirty and drab. Learn my best tips for getting this tricky, but critical part, of choosing exterior colour right every time.
Choosing classic and timeless colours and finishes is key to a house you’ll love for years to come.
Here’s What You’ll Get
I know investing in yourself can be scary. But, if this course SAVES you the cost of one mistake, you will be thousands of dollars ahead just by taking my online training.
17 Highly-Focused Video Lessons
Step-By-Step Exterior Worksheets + Quizzes
Ability To Choose/Specify Exterior Colour with Confidence
And Raise Your Prices as a Pro
BONUS: Maria’s Go-To Book of Exterior Paint Colours
BONUS: Lifetime Access To Course Content
BONUS: Exterior Masterclass Private Facebook Group
(a tribe of students who speak the same language related to exteriors)
Frequently Asked Questions
I need help choosing my exterior colours, should I buy your Exterior masterclass? Or one of your eDesign packages?
This course will teach how to choose colour for any exterior. It has been created for the design professional or the do-it-yourselfer.
You’ll be introduced to the world of undertones and how they work in my system. If you purchase eDesign help, your colour specifications will be done for you. You will still receive the ‘WHY my colour specifications are correct’ in your package, however my advice will be specific to YOUR house.
This course will give you the full scope of what you need to know and consider to successfully choose colour for any exterior.
And, if you still need help and reassurance in choosing colours after you purchase this masterclass, we can give you a coupon for $100 to be applied towards an exterior eDesign package.
I am on the fence about attending your live workshop and I noticed your masterclass is included with registration, can I apply the cost of this course to one of your live events later?
Yes you can! For Spring workshops only, please email our office to receive a discount code.
I am a complete novice when it comes to choosing colour, will this course really be all I need to get my exterior colours right?
Most of the time, the novice simply doesn’t know where to begin and which factors to take into consideration. This masterclass will walk you through them, and once you know where to begin, and learn how to apply my System of Understanding Undertones to exteriors (a cheatsheet of the best colours in each undertone category is included!), you will quickly narrow down your options to the perfect colour palette.
And if you still need further reassurance you are on the right track, after you purchase this masterclass, we can give you a coupon for $100 to be applied towards an exterior eDesign package so Maria can review your selections.
What if my house is the exception to the rules? What if this advice does not apply to my specific house?
Honestly, in my experience, it is most likely that your house is NOT the exception to the universal principles of good exterior colour covered in this Masterclass. And even if you do want to break the rules, it’s important that you know them well enough first to do so with awareness. Otherwise, you will be experimenting blind and the results are not likely to be pretty. For a classic and timeless look, less is more. Learn which elements really are worth investing in to make your house look it’s best.
What if I’m under time constraints and need to make my selections ASAP? Will I have time to absorb the information in this class?
The course is divided into convenient modules, so if after viewing all the webinar, which you can do in a couple of sittings if you are pressed for time, you can easily go back and quickly review any section you need immediate clarity on.
We are working with a builder that offers limited options, or an HOA with restrictions on the colours and claddings we can use. Will the suggestions in this course still be useful?
When you are working with a builder, or need to present your selections to a board or HOA, it’s best to have well thought out and coordinated colours and selections that are difficult to argue with. And once you have attended the Masterclass, you will have more conviction that your choices are right, so you will be less susceptible to being influenced in other directions, which is a common challenge homeowners face.
This course is brand new. It’s NOT an update to the last exterior webinar from 8 years ago. It’s much more comprehensive with 16 modules covering each section of an exterior. You can watch the module you need immediately with lifetime access to the course forever AND free updates inside the current trend cycle (trends last approximately 7-10 years depending on where you live).