Speaker Kate Smith


Color Explained

by an expert in a way that everyone can understand

Spe​aker Kate Smith

Kate Smith is known for inspiring, delighting, and empowering her audiences and now, you can book Kate to present at your next conference, seminar, or event!

Kate Smith speaking in China

As a color expert, inspirational keynote speaker, and seminar leader, Kate blends her color knowledge and know-how into entertaining and information-packed presentations that bring color to life for your audience.

Once again I would like to thank you for the wonderful presentation that you gave at the IFDA’s Color seminar that was held on August 19th at Javits (Center) during the NY Now Gift Fair and Home Textile Market week.

The presentation was perfect. Your presentation was very well received by the audience…

Susan Hirsh

Chairperson IFDA Color Event

Vice Chair for IFDA Educational Foundation

Kate’s Commitment to You

Beginning with a personal phone consultation, Kate will listen to the goals you have for your even​t. She will talk to you about the program and audience then work with you to select a topic that will make your event a success.

Kate will expertly prepare, and dynamically delivered a talk that focuses on weaving color into a presentation that achieves exactly the outcome you and your audience desire. The program will be supported by a beautifully designed handout.

We Make it Easy for You to Promote Your Event

To make it easy to promote Kate Smith as your event presenter, we have put together the information you need to promote your event and make it a success! Everything you or your even planner needs is sent immediately upon engaging Kate for your event.

Thank you for joining us for another Design Institute. Your presentations are always entertaining and insightful. It wouldn't be the same without you.

Kate Kelly Smith

Executive Publisher

Hearst Design Group

Are You Ready to Book Your Next Event?

Prior to your event, we will share an announcement about Kate's participation at your event on our website and social media channels to give your event added additional visibility.

A quick follow-up communication after the event will allow me to make sure I exceeded your expectations.

Kate's talks and training sessions draw on her years of professional experience and weave that expertise into stories that will entertain, educate, and motivate your audience.

Here are some of the topics recent audiences have raved about:

  • The Power of Color: Using Color to Evoke Feelings and Set the Mood in Any Space"
  • Color Confidence: Colors for Your Home Interior
  • Color Trends: What’s Now, What's Next"
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: the Messages and Meanings of Colors"

Thank you for considering me for your event. You can take the next step by clicking here to send me an email or give me call. I am always happy to answer your questions and work with you to develop a program that fits both your audience and your budget.

Examples of Previous Speaking Engagements

Below is a small sampling of the many different types of companies and professional organizations who have engaged Kate Smith to speak at their events

  • House Beautiful Color Institute
  • Hearst Design Group Design Institute
  • Yarn Market News
  • AMA Michiana
  • International Furnishing and Design Association
  • High Point Furniture Market
  • The Woodlands Home & Garden
  • Cyfair Home & Garden Show
  • Colored Pencil Society of America
  • Caesarstone
  • Apartment Therapy
  • Buildex
  • Printing Industries of America
  • Calico Home
  • Minneapolis Home & Garden Show
  • International Window Coverings Expo
  • Sugarland Home & Garden Show
  • NAHB International Builders Show
  • JAB International Sales Conference