Guests Posts for Colour Me Happy in 2012

Thanks everyone for your comments on yesterday’s post! I’ve been thinking a lot about the “likeable” part of that discussion and I agree with you that “nice” doesn’t necessarily get you everywhere, so that’s not it. It’s about being more gracious everywhere I go. My Year of Grace. I like it.


This year I really want to expand my blog to include a lot more guest posting. And here is what I’m looking for. People already use Colour Me Happy as a resource to make colour decisions on everything from sofas to cabinet hardware to countertops, etc, so I’m looking for you, the expert in your niche to educate my readers even further.

If you are a commercial designer and you have a strong opinion on concrete floors and what colour they should be, we want to hear from you. If you specialize in decorating children’s rooms, you’ll have all kinds of opinions on everything from cribs to carpeting. And it could be as far out as you think all sofas should be pink. If you have a good argument for why, that would be totally fun!


We’re looking for posts that are useful and teach us something. Just like I said in this post Three ways to write a design blog people will read I want you to be bossy but charming and above all, interesting.

And it must be relevant to design and colour. If you are writing about the latest version of the ipad, well, that’s not it.

Anyone who subscribes to Copyblogger knows that it’s hard to distinguish which post is written by Brian (the owner) or by the many awesome contributors. So that’s the the way I want your guest post to look.


It’s okay if you happen to sell the product you are talking about; however, overt sales pitches thinly disguised as colour advice will not be considered (or I’ll have to come up with an advertising fee).

So email us and let us know what you’d like to write about and why you think your post would be a good fit and we’ll get back to you if we want to see more.

I want Colour Me Happy to be the best resource for colour advice in residential or commercial design and I need your help to accomplish that!

Download my eBook, It’s All in the Undertones. If you have a computer, you can download my book!

If you would like your home to fill you with happiness every time you walk in, contact me.

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

If you would like to learn to how choose the right colours for your home or for your clients, become a True Colour Expert.

Related posts:

Colour & Condoms

Interview with Colour Expert; Janice Lindsay

A White Decorating Tip Everyone Should Know



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  1. Not being an expert in anything even though I’m opinionated in everything, I won’t be submitting anything. Just wanted to says thanks for the opportunity you are providing some fledgling bloggers out there. I’m sure you are going to have a lot of fun reading the submissions.

  2. Hi Maria,
    I love your idea about incorporating guest posts on your site. It’s sure to give a fresh and interesting twist to your already amazing blog.
    I just read your previous post, and I congratulate you for your honesty! As a long-time follower of Colour Me Happy, it would mean a lot to me if you could stop by my site and check out my ‘Revealing my True Colours’ series. Your thoughts and comments are truly welcome!
    ~ Wendi ~

  3. “Year of grace”? I love it! How many times have I prayed over the years, “Lord, make me more gracious”? Too many to count. I must say that you always “appear” to be gracious, so you’ve already got that going for you. Happy new year!

  4. I am hoping to add more information regarding lighting This is most important when choosing the right colour. As we all know light can change colour dramatically. Knowing the right light source to use can be the most powerful tool when decorating . Knowing where to position light in a room can significantly change the feeling of the space. I am a colour stylist working as a personal stylist and a Home stylist . The more i get to know about different types of light sources the more confident i become whilst advising clients on how light effects colour , not only in home styling but personal styling.

  5. I too would like to learn more about good lighting that looks great. As you know so well, lighting affects colour so much. Here in Canada, we need really good lighting! As I get older, I find my reading and knitting tasks demand good light, and I struggle as to how to make it all look fabulous. Any help is much appreciated!

    Sabrina in Ottawa

  6. Year of grace, good goal for all. It is all about learning curves, softening, caring less about the preciousness of self. Embrace the quirky, it lightens up all that is too serious.

  7. Accepting guest contributions is a great way to expand! Having varying views and opinions by other people will just make your blog even more informative and useful. Great decision!

  8. Hi Maria,

    I think this is a great idea, Maria. You have so many readers with different areas of ‘expertise’ and it will be fun, and I’m sure informative, to hear from them.

    I just got your book and am so so SO excited to read it. 🙂 Too bad it’s so late. I’m going to download it on my laptop to read on our flight to Seattle.

    Just went shopping at Macy’s for a couple of things to wear up there. (It’s just a wee bit cooler up there than down here in sunny Houston.) I can hardly believe that I’m going to get to spend a whole weekend with you. How fun! I can’t wait to see you again. 🙂

    Wow–what a holiday season. I haven’t been by in way too long. A year of Grace. I love that… We all need more grace in our lives. (I’ll read that post tomorrow.)

    Love you,