Thursday, July 23, 2009

I'm a Winner!!!

I'm so excited! I just found out that I won a give away on the fabulous blog Colour me Happy! Author of the blog and color consultant extraordinaire Maria Killam gave away an on-line course; Interior Colour Consultant Certification from Kate Smith at Sensational Color. And better yet, she featured my post, Pretty In Pink on her blog! Yay!

Here is a segment of the posting I replied to on Colour me Happy that contains the interview with Kate Smith:

Interview with Colour Expert; Kate Smith plus a Giveaway!
Have you ever had the experience of seeing a company name and thinking, “I wish that was the name of mine!”. That is exactly what I thought the first time I came across Kate’s website called Sensational Color which is one of the best sites on colour in the industry! Kate was also my mentor at The Color Marketing Group Conference I attended in April and I’m thrilled to feature her in my blog:

[MK] What is your favourite colour?
[KS ] “I love the colours of water especially the blue-greens. From the darkest, most mysterious teal to vivid turquoise to soothing, subtle aqua. Maybe being born on the cusp of Aquarius (the water-bearer) and Pisces (the fish) predisposed me to being a lover of the oceanic hues.
When Ellen Kennon invited me to be one of 16 designers to have a colour included in her Full Spectrum paint line I chose a complex neutral toned blue-green as my signature hue and gave it the name 'H2 Ahh!' I thought the colour and the name captured how the water-inspired hue soothes my soul and quiets my mind.

[MK] What colour would you like to see banished from all paint decks?
[KS] In the hands of a professional I don't think any colours need to be banished plus hundreds of colours look just beautiful on the rack in the store. However, it could be helpful for the average DIYer if about half of the colours were eliminated, leaving just those that are most likely to work well in the typical home. As counter-intuitive as it might seem for many people when choosing colours more choices = less confidence. Of course people who feel overwhelmed or confused by the process can always call a professional colour consultant to help them find the perfect colours.

To read the rest of the interview, check out her blog.
Thanks Maria for the early birthday present!


  1. Both Kiki and I are thrilled the that you are the Sensational Giveaway winner. We can see you have a keen sense of style and are excited to have you join the program. Congrats! ~Kate

  2. Thats Hilarious and cool...more details later I hope?

  3. Wow how fun is that! I'm excited to check out what you won.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Hey, I have been sleeping to have missed this post! So well done including a clip of it, thanks! You'll have to tell me all about the course when you are done!

  5. Wow, Liza! Congrats on this accomplishment-of course, this just validates what we all already know . . . you are a winner! (Sorry, couldn't resist that one!)