Maria Killam portrait by Anna Beaudry PhotographyVancouver-based colour designer Maria Killam advises clients on harmonious hues for a living, and shares her design expertise on her hugely popular blog, Colour Me Happy. Who better to ask for suggestions for a hot, three-colour holiday palette? "Colour creates a feeling," Maria says of the three colours she selected for my festive scheme.Â " Royal blue is energizing and electric; turquoise is cool, upscale and sophisticated and gold is luminous and joyful." MARIA'S ROYAL BLUE:Â Big Country Blue 2066-30, Benjamin Moore, 800-361-5898: TURQUOISE: Aquarium 6767 , Sherwin Williams , 800-474-3794: GOLD: Ale 12-9 , Pratt & Lambert , 877-772-8898 "It`s the perfect combination for conversations that sparkle at the dinner table," says Maria. Taking Maria's colour cues, I scoured the market for ornaments in similar shades... Here's what I came up with! I can't WAIT to decorate!
Photography by Steve RhodesHoliday Collection hand-decorated blue and turquoise glass ornaments, $10 per pack of four, Canadian Tire 101 Glass Ornaments in gold, $20, President`s Choice Home Collection Thanks so much, Maria! For more of Maria's colourful design advice, check out Colour Me Happy ! Follow Style Sleuth on Twitter! Subscribe to Style Sleuth!