White is Complicated: A Decorator’s Guide to Choosing the Right White

You know how doctors always complain that at cocktail parties they are always asked about symptoms? “Could you take a look at this real quick? Oh sure, put down your drink, I’ll wait”

Well, when designers go to parties we are asked about color. The number one question I get from total strangers is “What color white should I paint my trim?”

I get it so often I put a note in my phone with the information about Cloud White, the number one most specified white.

But here’s the thing about Cloud White. It’s not specified more because it is the best, or even the right color. It is chosen by builder’s because it is easy to make every house the same. Do we all want to live in the same house?

A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Vancouver BC for my friend Maria Killam’s True Color Expert Training. With 5 kids, a full time design business, a YouTube channel and a blog I pick and choose where I travel to very carefully.

Maria and her students (that's me in the back!)
Maria and her students (that’s me in the back!)

Let me tell you, it was worth the trip. Maria knows her colors! I went into the workshop with my degree and credentials and a background in art, but I left with an incredible amount of information I hadn’t known before. I’ve always known myself to be adept at picking the right color for a space, but Maria taught me things about the subtlety of color choice that I’d never realized.

Maria’s blog is always full of a ton of color information, and I definitely recommend you check her out if it’s a topic you’re interested in. Like me, one of the most common questions she gets is about what color white to pick. She has put some of her most useful information about white into an easy to understand and navigate eBook called White is Complicated – A Decorator’s Guide to Choosing the Right White.

I wouldn’t share this with you unless I was 100% confident Maria knows her stuff and that this book was absolutely full of insightful information anyone can understand. With that in mind, I want to share with you a special launch deal for those of you interested in checking out her book.


Check out the book and let me know what you think. I know you’ll learn something new, so be sure to comment below and tell us what it was!

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