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Maria Killam’s

Exterior Colour Selection

On-demand learning for creating a beautiful and timeless home exterior.

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When it comes to houses, outward appearances are EVERYTHING.

And, every home deserves a great impression.
Because you can’t hide colour mistakes – not easily anyways.

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Learn how to avoid costly and embarrassing mistakes.

Get it right the first time.

Whether you’re planning a home’s exterior from scratch, renovating or fixing a past mistake, exteriors aren’t as forgiving as interiors.

There’s not a lot of room for second chances.

And, you’re not the only one who needs to live with your choices. The whole neighbourhood will see them too – every single day.

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Learn how to manage overwhelming decisions.

Plan properly so you can choose correctly.

One bad choice can make or break an exterior.

And not just when it comes to paint.

There are many other colour decisions to consider. Brickwork, roof colour, trim, shutters, gutters, porches, windows- they all matter. Every design element needs to be considered and coordinated.

And probably most important, you also need to know which elements should be considered FIRST to get it right.

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Learn how to create a timeless exterior.

Invest in the right elements.

Boosting a home’s curb appeal doesn’t mean covering it with all kinds of “flashy business”.

If you throw a mix of interesting finishes and colours onto your house, it will appear disjointed, like you couldn’t make up your mind.

For a classic and timeless look, balance is key, and less is more.

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For 25 years I’ve been helping homeowners and design professionals understand colour better so they can confidently create more beautiful exteriors.

And now I’m handing over the step-by-step system I used to get there.

18 Highly-Focused Video Lessons

Module 1: Getting Started [18:21]
Module 2: How We’re Influenced By Trends [7:21]
Module 3: All About the Black & White Exterior Trend [8:36]
Module 3A: Anything But Stark White [37:06]

Module 4: The Colour of Timeless Stone [7:58]
Module 5: Windows – Your First Step in a New Build [8:10]
Module 6: Classic Brick + Stone – When to combine it or paint it [17:37]
Module 7: The Best Exterior Paint Colours by Undertone [15:53]
Module 8: Trim and Garage Doors – Create the Right Contrast & Balance [10:17]
Module 9: The Most Versatile Roof Colours [9:01]
Module 10: Best Front Door Colours [6:27]
Module 11: Shutters – When they work, when they don’t and the best colours [5:24]
Module 12: Curb Appeal begins with Landscaping + How To Test Exterior Paint Colours [11:00]
Module 13: Porch, Deck, Fencing, and Paving [23:59]
Module 14: What Would Maria Do With THIS House (Before & After)  [24:12]
Module 15: What Would Maria Do with THIS Patio + Fence (Before & After)  [28:55]
Module 16: Stone Placement [23:38]
Module 17: Beyond Neutrals; Timeless Colour for Exteriors [36:53]
NEW! Module 18: How to Properly Test Exterior Colour [19:05]

Total MasterClass length: 5 hours, 20 minutes

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Loaded with expert insight, guidance and visual examples, this course will teach you how to eliminate guesswork and coordinate exterior colours like a pro – for many different styles of houses.

The 3 biggest mistakes people make with exterior colour:


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.

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This is what you get when you take this masterclass:

If this SAVES you the cost of one mistake, you will be thousands of dollars ahead just by taking this masterclass.

Engaging Lessons

18 highly-focused video lessons you can watch over and over again.

An Exterior Plan

Know what you want ahead of time so you can avoid being pressured into a bad decision.

Expert Guidance

Have confidence plus step-by-step advice on what to do when you hit a decision roadblock.

Decision-Making Confidence

Feel in control of what you're doing so you can move forward on any exterior project.

The Right Order

Learn a process for selecting things in the correct order and how to create a plan to keep you on track.

Paint Colour List

Get my tried and true paint colours for exteriors.

Bonus Cheat Sheets

Includes a downloadable workbook and checklist for getting exterior colour right.

Lifetime Access

Access to all new modules and bonus cheat sheets added to this course during the current trend.

So, how much does it cost?

I want this course to be accessible to anyone trying to tackle a new build exterior or renovate an existing exterior – from beginners to design professionals.

And, because I’m passionate about saving our neighbourhoods from colour mistakes, you can enroll in this Masterclass for just…


Lifetime Access

You get:
18 Video Lessons ($2400 value)
Course Workbook ($97)
Go-To Exterior Paint Colours ($97)
Exterior Project Checklist ($97)

Total value of over $2,600!

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Save $100 when you sign up today!

Frequently Asked Questions

I need help choosing my exterior colours, should I buy your Exterior masterclass? Or one of your eDesign packages?

This course has been created for the design professional or the do-it-yourselfer. If you have a pretty straightforward exterior, you can confidently get the answer from doing the masterclass with little or no design experience.

And, if you are design-savvy already, the masterclass can help you confidently choose colour for a more complicated exterior.

If you have no design experience and your exterior looks like a difficult project to get right, we recommend trying our edesign packages so that you also get the answer to “why these colour choices are correct” because the advice will be specific to YOUR home.

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 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 where to START. And once you know where to begin, you can also learn how to apply the Killam Colour System to your exterior.

Plus, a cheatsheet of the BEST exterior paint colours for Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams in each undertone category is included! This will help you 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 so you can 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 you can watch the module you need immediately. However, it’s BEST to view the entire set of video lessons in the correct order, which you can do in a couple of sittings if you are pressed for time.

Remember, you can easily go back and quickly watch any module topic 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 finished the Masterclass, you will have more conviction that your choices are right. This means you’ll be less susceptible to being influenced in other directions, which is a common challenge homeowners face.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

This online course is backed by my 14-day 100%, money-back, happiness guarantee. You can try up to 3 modules inside the course at ZERO risk to you.  If you’re not satisfied, and haven’t watched more than 3 modules, we’ll give you a full refund. For more details on our refund policy, click here.

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