Professional Color Certificate Program

For the designer or decorating professional who is ready to use his or her talent to gain new clients, increase profitability and make more money!

Yes, that's me. Tell me more!

Would you like to increase your credibility, earn professional credentials and expand your understanding of color? Then you're in the right place!

Dear Design Pro,

Do you have a talent for using color but would like to be recognized as a color specialist or color expert?

Would you like your customers to feel more confident in following your color and design recommendations?

Do you have a talent for selecting colors but don’t feel as skilled when it comes to explaining why the colors work well together?

Are you tired of charging lower fees than you desire, but are afraid you won’t get the business if you charge more?

What if I told you that there was a simple, proven, step-by-step path to:

  • Enjoy a thriving business working with clients that value your time and design talent
  • Charge what your services are truly worth without fear, guilt or hesitation.
  • Attract clients who seek you out and are happy to refer you to others
  • Be able to easily find exactly the right words to explain and support your color recommendations.
  • Spend less time working with more clients

Get ready to be excited – because that proven path exists! And it all comes down to ONE key strategy that can change everything.

So What’s The Secret?

“When you are able to educate your client about color and it’s role in their design project in a way that celebrates the passion, life and vitality that color brings to their lives you exponentially increase their confidence in you and your ability to help them to make excellent color and design decisions. ”

Here’s Why and How This Program Helps You To Succeed

Time tested and proven. Everything in the Professional Color Certificate Program comes directly from my own successful business and has been used by my clients and students to sell millions of dollars in color services and products collectively.

Longevity. I was one of the first color experts to mentor others in their design business and teach this simple but effective strategy that I’ve used for the past 15+ years in my own business to make over six-figures year after year.

Comprehensive. While most programs leave out critical pieces (leaving you to figure it out on your own), we get rave reviews from clients on our trainings and the quality of our materials.

Our Action Plan makes it easy! We lay out for you exactly what to do, step-by-step, to talk about your business, products and services more powerfully in less time, plus you’ll take actions that will gain you new clients, right in the program! There are LIVE group coaching with Kate to help you to implement the Action Plan and increase your revenue right away!

No going it alone! We’ll be walking through the plan together. As you take action, you’ll be surrounded and supported by our team and your program colleagues, both in LIVE Q+A calls and in our Sensational Color Pros Facebook community.

Less frustration, more productivity. When working on your own 90% of your work time is spent trying to figuring how to do the work. Our Action Plan clears any confusion you may have and allows you to spend the majority of your time productively moving forward doing the work you love.

Your Action Plan

This is your blueprint for success! This course is the step-by-step plan for taking what you know and using it to sell yourself and your services for the fees you deserve.

You will LOVE the Action Plan because it lays out for you, exactly what to do to get new clients, earn higher fees and make more profits starting from wherever you are in your business right now.

Simply follow this plan to take positive action without overwhelm! Begin seeing results before you even complete the course as you implement small changes each week.

LIVE Online Q+A Coaching Sessions with Kate

No going it alone! A key component of this program is implementation and action. Which is why we’re going to walk through the Action Plan together.

When you register, you’ll receive instant access to the entire training. Then after you’ve had a little time to settle in and get started, we’re going to implement the Action Plan as a group.

You’ll get get access to a  group LIVE Q+A time with me every week for 8 weeks, where you can get your questions answered and the coaching you need to take action! Plus you’ll also have access to me and our team in our secret Facebook group.

The Color Pros Facebook Community

In the same way LIVE events provide an environment for connecting with and learning from other successful design professionals, you’ll get access to a thriving virtual community of color professionals to learn from, connect with and grow.

This group includes current participants and program alumni. It also serve as a place to interact with me personally and get your questions answered while you implement the plan. That way everyone will have the opportunity to benefit from your questions and the answers I provide.

By the end of the program you will have

  • A proven technique for positioning yourself as the expert that makes it easy for clients to hire you and follow your design and color recommendations.
  • The skill to share your ideas in a way that enables your clients to make confident color decisions and feel in control of their project.
  • An effective method for guiding your clients through the design process that guarantees they will love the end results.
  • The best way to explain the “why” behind a color scheme that will bring the vision your client has for their home to life.
  • The confidence to set clear boundaries that keep the responsibility of the final color decisions right where they belong — with your client.
  • The ability to communicate your services and prices so that clients can easily say “Yes!” to working with you.

The steps to becoming a color pro

  • Success From The Start
    Right from the beginning of the course, we give you the steps to be successful with selling color services.
  • Be Part Of The Color Community
    Immediately upon registration you will be invited to join our secret Facebook group so that you can easily connect with others students and graduates of this course. It is a place to ask questions, give feedback, share ideas and meet other color professionals. It is also a great place to get advice from other students as well as Kate and the community leaders on anything related to color consulting or running a successful business.
  • Discover the 6 Things Every Home Color Consultant Must Do
    It is important to be seen as a professional both by your clients and suppliers. Follow the steps outlined and you’ll be on your way to positioning yourself as a “go-to” color expert or specialist.
  • Learn The Best Way To Sell Color Services
    I let you in on my philosophy for selling color and show you why it has been so successful in attracting clients from individual homeowners to major corporations.
  • The Top 10 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Choosing Color
    The best way to solve someone’s problem and thus get them to hire you is to first understand exactly what is causing the trouble. We show you exactly where homeowners go wrong with color so you can position yourself as the solution.
  • No More Giving Away Your Services
    You’ve invested time and money in gaining your expertise. It is only right that you want to be paid for sharing that expertise with you clients. We tell you exactly what information to share freely and what to share only with the clients who hire you.
  • Color Tips And Techniques That Build Your Confidence
    Learn about why having a solid understanding of color and how having knowledge of color theory, interactions of color and color systems will make your job as a designer or consultant easier.
  • No Need To Guess
    We tell you exactly how to use the information in the course to generate more revenue, more quickly. Nothing is held back!
  • Build On What You Already Know
    Last, we’ll give you a great way to take what you already know and use it more effectively to fast forward your success and get your clients to say yes to color!
  • Gain A Solid Foundation Of Color Knowledge And Know-How
    When you specialize in color, you will want to know more about color than the average designer or consultant. In this course you will get a solid understanding of the art and science of color. But we take it a step further and show you how these concepts have practical application in your business.
  • Understand How Color Affects Behavior
    Learn about how we perceive the colors in the world around us and why we react to colors the way we do.
  • Define The Ways We Organize All Colors
    Learn to identify the color, value, intensity and temperature of any color. You will also learn about how paint color systems are organized.
  • Clearly Understand Undertones
    Gain several strategies for determining the undertone of any color. You will hone your skills to be able to see undertones in colors that your clients (and many other designers) can’t. This is especially helpful when choosing the right whites and neutrals.
  • Create Harmonious Color Combinations And Schemes
    By learning tried-and-true color relationships and using them as a starting point, you will be able to create unlimited combinations and put your own design style into your color schemes.
  • Context, Context, Context!
    Placement, finish, sheen, material, texture, and lighting all play a role in how color appears. As a color specialist, you will have the expertise to know how different surfaces and substrates as well as lighting impacts the appearance of color.
  • Learn How People Relate To Color And Why
    You may be amazed to find that your color intuition is often based in research, and history. Even culture, where one color can have vastly different meanings across societies, has an effect on how we relate to color.
  • Change The Mood Of Any Room
    Go beyond a simple color combination as you learn to incorporate psychology, physiology, meanings, and symbolism into your schemes in a way that creates just the right mood.
  • But It Takes More Than Color To Infuse A Room With Feeling
    Using the moods clients request most often, you will be given the specific design elements and characteristics that are key to creating each mood. This is a valuable template that you aren’t going to find anywhere else!
  • Position Yourself For Success
    For every business there is an optimal balance between the time, money and energy it takes to do business and the benefits received in terms of revenue and profit.
  • Talking About Your Sensational Business
    The message must be clear, compelling and brief. The style should be conversational and authentic. This assignment is geared toward helping you develop your own unique answer that is all of those things.
  • Setting Prices That Both You and Your Client Feel Are Worth It
    Here’s a little secret. Your fee is only part of the pricing equation. How you communicate the value of what you deliver is the other. Finding the right balance between the two is what sets the stage for both you and your clients feeling satisfied. Our step-by-step template for setting your fees, and talking about them with ease and credibility will help you find the right price for any service or product you deliver.
  • Create Your Selling Strategy And Selling Statement
    Understanding how to correctly set your price for profit and how to communicate your pricing to your target customer is perhaps the single most treasured skill you can develop as a business owner. Surprisingly very few business owners put time and attention into getting this right.
  • Turn Callers Into Paying Clients
    When your initial contact with a customer is on the telephone it can be a little trickier to gain their confidence and move them from prospect to client. A few well-crafted questions asked in the right order keeps you from sounding pushy and leads the caller into setting an appoint. It also helps you to steer clear of giving free color advice.
  • The Consulting Process Step-By-Step
    Every consultation takes on a life of its own but I have found that these steps are the one that give the best results.
  • Why And How To Confirm Your Appointments
    Booking the appointment does not guarantee that your client won’t come up with any number of reasons to cancel. We show you how to reassure your client that they have made a good decision and that you are the solution to their problem.
  • How To Create Your Own Tip Sheets
    By sending this out to your clients before the appoint you keep them engaged and can begin setting client expectations before you even arrive.
  • Your Face-T0-Face Meeting
    The most successful consultations are methodical and transparent. The customer knows what to expect and the consultant is able to clearly articulate the thought process behind your recommendations. My years of experience as a color expert have given me a process that can work for you. I’m going to walk you through it.
  • Creating Your Clients Ideal Scheme
    Successful color schemes for the home depend on getting the hues, values and proportions of color right. You’ll learn the secrets to creating a harmonious whole home color scheme. You will also discover how creating a cohesive scheme can create the feeling of more space, make a scheme easy to update, and create a more comfortable environment.
  • Learn How To Create Flow
    You will see why the conventional design advice about creating flow that you have probably heard more than once over the years is outdated and doesn’t give you a true formula that works for most residential design projects. Our method shows you how to create flow for today’s homeowners.
  • You’re The Color Pro; Your Client Is The Color Decision Maker
    We show you how to guide your client through the process, educating and advising them at every step, helping them to confidently make the choices that will transform their living spaces.


  • #1

    We want to continue to support you in being a successful color pro even after the course is over. To that end — for a limited time only — upon graduation from the course we are gifting you 2 months of access to Kate’s monthly mentoring group calls.

    $250.00 value

  • #2

    This ebook summarizes the keys objectives of being a professional color consultant. Gain insight into how to work with your clients and use the takeaways to set the bar for your own consulting practice.

    Learn how to move your clients toward making good color decisions – smoothly, efficiently, and confidently.

    $47.00 value

  • #3

    As a graduate of the Color Consultant Certification program one of my gifts to you is to provide an online directory. This has been a great opportunity for you to be found by customers looking for a color consultant. I have passed on many referrals to Color Consultant Certification graduates and have received feedback from others who have had people visiting my websites contact them directly.

    This is also a big benefit of being a Sensational Color program graduate because the links from this page can directly bring you new business. Plus because of my websites ranking your listing can improve your visibility in search engines, which could mean more business from other sources, too!



Painters, Decorative Artists, Contractors & Industry Professionals

Interior Designers & Decorators

Design & Color Consultants

Window Fashion Professionals, Home Stagers, & Organizers

If you’re someone who is ready to use your color know-how and knowledge to gain new clients, increase profitability and make money we invite you to say "YES!" to yourself and this program.

Yes, I'm ready to enroll!

Would you prefer to learn in a LIVE class or take the course ONLINE?

In the LIVE classes you will complete the work in 2 information-packed days with the guidance of your instructor every step of the way.

When you take the ONLINE course you have the ability to absorb all of the information at a more leisurely pace and work with your instructor remotely during the group Q&A coaching calls.

Both options have advantages and some students have chosen to do both. Unlike other courses, if you enroll in the online course and later decided you would like to attend one of the live classes we will apply your entire payment for the ONLINE course towards the fee for the LIVE class.

You can begin the ONLINE course immediately and then attend in person and have the LIVE experience, too. Many past students recommend this option because they said they could digest the material at their own pace ONLINE and then get direct feedback on their color work in the LIVE class.

Scroll down to begin ONLINE today or register for a LIVE class.

Still not sure if this course is right for you?
Kate would be happy to speak to you briefly to answer your questions and tell you more about what you can expect from the course. She would not want you to enroll unless you know this can be a benefit to you and your business. Call the office at 703-244-4499 or select a date/time on Kate’s calendar.

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Professional Color Certificate Program ONLINE
Reg $1297

Savings — $300 off


You will have access to the online classroom upon registration. You can begin working on the course whenever you are ready.

Complete the course at your own pace anytime within 10 months from your start date. This course is packed with information and having access can make it easy for you to work through the materials and course content at your own pace. You will continue to have access for the full time even if you complete the course long before.

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Kate is a fabulous engaging instructor & down to earth. Very thorough course and by having it online it makes it much easier to complete in your own time frame.

The course was both informative and challenging. As an interior professional I was interested in gaining new knowledge and an intensive review of color specification. This study went beyond my expectations with the personal attention and input received from Kate Smith. The best benefit was the practical application of marketing yourself, meeting with clients and tools to expand your business, including a network of highly qualified professionals in the field of color.

Kate covered a lot of information in a fresh way, that felt fun and informative. I looked forward to each module. The project at the end does a nice job of having you work through the process.

Professional Color Certificate Program ONLINE
Reg $1297

Savings — $300 off


You will have access to the online classroom upon registration. You can begin working on the course whenever you are ready.

Complete the course at your own pace anytime within 10 months from your start date. This course is packed with information and having access can make it easy for you to work through the materials and course content at your own pace. You will continue to have access for the full time even if you complete the course long before.

Register Now