Kate’s Expertise

Sensational Color Pro Kate SmithKate Smith is a color expert driven by a personal passion for color. Using knowledge gained over a career in product development and color trend forecasting, Kate has achieved her unique color expertise.
Known for delivering inspirational keynote addresses that give insight into this inner world of color, Kate shares her knowledge with all audiences of professionals and homeowners worldwide.
Kate has spoken in front of groups of both professionals and consumers at many events including those put on by House Beautiful magazine, the Color Marketing Group, Asian Paints, In-cosmetics Asia, Highpoint Furniture Market,  Inter-Society Color Council Conference, Hirshfields Paint, L’Oreal, Allmilmo, the Las Vegas Furniture Market, IWCE and NHBA International Builders Show.
Kate is a regular contributor to many of her clients publications and websites: a featured column for DaVinci Roofscapes “Color From the Top Down”, is one of the “top blogging noggins” writing for Wayfair.com  and has a special area on Basco Products website devoted entirely to color.
Articles, advertorials and quotes by Kate are regularly featured in publications such as House Beautiful, InStyle, Family Circle, and  Asian Paints Colour Quarterly magazine.
With quotes and interviews regularly appearing on air, you may recognize Kate from appearances on CBS Sunday Morning, Great Day Houston, Coast-to-Coast AM and the Christopher Lowell Show among others. Or perhaps you read about her in The Washington Post, Miami Sun Sentinel, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, as well as many other publications.
Kate is an internationally sought after  color expert and corporate consultant. She currently is a member of the Pratt & Lambert Design and Color Council, on the Board of Advisors for Mood Factory and previously participated on the Armstrong Design Council.
Kate is a Chairholder and active leader in the Color Marketing Group, where she has mentored others in the industry, led several committees and has served as the Chair for the International Color Trends Forecasting Summit.
As an engaging speaker and workshop leader, Kate’s sessions are always well attended and produce excellent results for the event organizers.

Finally, Kate also has expertise in being, well, a person. Despite her color expertise, Kate believes that no one should be intimidated by using color, and that anyone interested in color should learn more about it. If you’re one of these people, Kate’s “Color Training, Education and Events” page is a good place to start.

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