A childhood love of color turned into a college-age fascination with the interaction of colors, then into a career of color trend forecasting and product development. Today, Kate Smith, CMG, CfYH, is president and chief color maven at Sensational Color, a company that provides color knowledge and know-how to corporations primarily in the home industry. Kate is an inspirational keynote speaker and seminar leader, blending color theory and psychology into entertaining and informative talks that bring color to life. Interviews, appearances and articles keep Kate in the media. She has been featured in publications, such as House Beautiful, InStyle, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. Kate’s on-air appearances include CBS Sunday Morning, the Christopher Lowell Show, and Great Day Houston. She is a member of the Color Marketing Group.
Add this beautiful rug to your dining room for instant Zen.
Use these fabulously shaped baking dishes to let your food speak to your guests without interference.
Nothing says serenity better than a beautiful wood vessel sink.
A warm rose-colored duvet offers a soothing resting zone at the end of your day.
Hang this lighting above a fabulous vanity for instant spa appeal.
Filled with shades of green candy, this hurricane lends itself beautifully to your wedding display.
Natural greenery always fabs up a wedding.
Nothing adds sparkle to a green wedding like Emeralds.
Stay reminiscent of your special day with these stunning green curtain panels bellowing in the wind.
Let your guests remember spring greens long after the big day, with an organic nest hand towel.
Nothing says Nautical more than these beautiful, bold ships on your mantel.
Hang these in a row to create a functional, seaside entryway.
Add these to a white or red sofa for an instant Nautical touch.
No Nautical bedroom is complete without this sophisticated striped duvet. Add a few red pillows to punch up the theme.
Adding this light fixture to a nautical bathroom or entryway would be a classic nod to old ship lighting.
Add rich color and texture to your space with this area rug.
Made to order + velvet equals the ultimate in ombre luxury.
Try this shower curtain to add some ocean breeze to your bathroom.
These eco-friendly flameless candles are high on earthy romance and can be left on all night, worry-free!
Stripes have never looked better than on this ombre area rug!
This soft, pink rug will instantly bring your space chic sophistication, without overpowering the room.
Use this robin’s egg blue ottoman as a coffee table to create stylish double-duty in your family room.
Nothing sets a stage better than this stunning pastel green paper with metallic texturing.
Bring in spring with this lilac-edged bedding, setting the tone to introduce other purple tones in your space.
Introduce pale yellow with this lovely lemon leather lounger.
Nothing says luxury like this beautiful chair in an empty reading corner.
Set on top of a mantle, or on a coffee table, these beautiful vases will add color and visual interest with their feminine shape.
A small dot of color on the floor adds an unexpected pop.
Adding this beautiful toss pillow will become inspiration for an entire room!
Bring nature inside adding color and interest to an otherwise plain wall.
Fabulous pattern and textiles always brighten up a dark space organically.
A work of art on its own, using a glass table brings mod-style to a room.
Heavy ‘metal’ creates rings of style on an otherwise plain, black table lamp. Use metal in other areas of your space to bring it all together.
Achieve more drama and romance than you could have ever dreamed, when you add a mirror chest.
Infuse your space with sparkle and texture using this decorative pillow.
A perfect way to give roses that will last a lifetime.
When you want to give a rose that is as extraordinary as the recipient this might just be it.
Add a touch of the romance of roses to your decor with this three-dimensional rose pillow.
I like this vase because it gives a very modern feel to a traditional bouquet of roses.
Make your gift of roses special by delivering them in a gorgeous crystal vase.
Yellow and baking both make for a cheerful kitchen.
Add structure and style to mint green with a classic pattern.
Michael Graves has been a long time fan of this medium blue.
A metallic framed mirror is a eye-catching way to use emerald green.
Soft yellow bedding makes for a soothing night's sleep.
With so much decorating to do, a pre-lit tree is a must for homemakers in a hurry.
You can never have too many candles. The scent of spiced cider makes this a yummy treat for yourself or as a gift.
It makes the holidays easier if everything is organized.
My holiday decor wouldn't be complete without a nutcracker.
Even my favorite pooch can get in on a little red & green action!
A kid can never have too many bath toys and this one is especially fun!
I'm not sure if the infant or parents will like the back-to-sleep bear better.
Any kid is sure to whip up some fun with this colorful kitchen set.
Making perfumes is a great way to get kids interested in science.
Playing "Go Fish" is not a whole lot more interesting.
Bring in old Hollywood glamor by placing a pair of mirror ottomans at the foot of the bed.
A retro clock says timeless style.
Wrap yourself with the soft, feminine feel that drives this trend.
A prima ballerina embodies glamour, femininity, and beauty.
For the woman who has her own ideas about entertaining.
I love the classic gourd shape and pumpkin color!
The orange seat adds a bold twist to the modern aesthetic elegance of this stool.
What tummy-warming soup or stew wouldn’t taste better served from this pumpkin dutch oven?
This pair of mercury glass pumpkins is perfect for every season.
My pumpkin bread would look fantastic baked in this loaf pan!
The organic lines meet retro colors.
Inspiration for a lovely lavender based scheme.
An unexpected mix of color and pattern gives this room real personality.
An updated version of an heirloom quilt opens up endless color scheme possibilities.
A pillow usually is one of the last additions to a room scheme, but when it's this interesting you could build an entire room scheme around it.
I really like that this bedding set looks like it has been pulled together rather than parts of a collection.
The Strawberry Red & Blue Tablecloth adds a vintage touch to a red, white and blue scheme.
The Ocean Stripes rug sets the stage for a red, white, and blue room.
Alessi 9093 Signature 67oz Kettle with Bird Whistle by Michael Graves.
The Union Jack leads the charge of design from the UK that is so on trend right now.
Its nice to have a whole set that matches but is neutral enough for any kitchen.
Entertaining is also much more fun with a nice set of silverware. Plus, this set is affordable by all.
Having an everyday pitcher will come in handy for sure. Especially, when you have the occasional house guest stop by for chat.
Having a few sets of sheets for the house allows you to switch it up a bit and also have extra for guests. These Wildon sheets are super comfy and come in a bunch of colors.
You can make tons of things with a food processor from cooking to baking so this Cuisinart pick will be very useful in the kitchen.
An uncluttered white and glass desk can open your mind to clear thinking.
Pintucks and ruffle create texture a calming place to lay your head to enjoy your full color dreams.
White dishes are always a favorite because they allow the food to take the spotlight.White towels in a bathroom are fresh and inviting.
White towels in a bathroom are fresh and inviting.
Keep white white. Using slipcovers rather than upholstered seating.
An updated shape lamp in red.
A mix of patterns in red and white look crisp and fresh.
The Alvar Aalto vases stays true to the original design while taking on a bright hue.
A suzani inspired design right for today.
Traditional with a colorful twist!
A touch of color makes any beverage more refreshing!
Clock watching just got a whole lot more fun.
Add a few Color Cubes to instantly liven up any room.
Perfect for anyone as hung up on color as I am.
The perfect accent to pull your multi-color scheme together.
Blond or light woods are a mark of the Swedish Style.
Beloved blue is woven into this striped cotton rug.
Cutwork designs are reminiscent of the traditional crafts of Sweden.
Candles, lamps, and mirrors are all placed to add light during the long winter days.
Traditionally the finishes were were lime-washed.
The stone and forged ironwork of this coffee table are a fit for Hacienda style.
This counter stool has the distressed finish and saddleseat often seen south of the border.
Iron and candlelight chandelier would be my pick for shining light on my Mexican rugs.
The artist Frida Kahlo embodies the Mexican aesthetic.
With Fiestaware you can mix and match colors. Tangerine gets the party started.
Even if nothing else in the room was yellow this table could work into the scheme.
A bright yellow tea kettle adds a spot of color to your stovetop.
The modern floral design is versatile enough to be used in any room of the home.
Create a happy nursery in classic yellow and white around this adorable rug.
Give your bath an instant facelift with butter yellow towels.
Recreate the beachy look of weathered wood planks with wallpaper in minted green.
I love the flirty coil of delicate flowers spiraling around the mint green ceramic base of this lamp.
The color combination is classic, but the scale of the design makes this rug perfect for todayʼs home.
Cool mint green will warm you up when itʼs the color of a plush throw.
This is the perfect pillow to be shown in mint green, the king of the pastel color
No need to save gilded flatware for Sunday best. This one is dishwasher safe.
Your favorite picture deserves to be framed in silver!
This little side table is big on glamour.
The neo-classical French lines of the base and shape of the shade make this a lamp that can work across design styles.
The gold overlay on this carved console table gently reflects that light while showing off every detail.
Jonathan Adler has an eye for fabulous color, clean lines and perfect proportions. This lamp would be at home in any home.
I have one of these stools inspired by Tiki mugs from the 60s and it comes in handy. The adorable piece works indoors and outdoors both as a stool or side table.
This pillow is a modern take on the interwoven designs found in the classic Celtic Knot patterns I have always loved.
Tangy citrus green combined with bright pink, yellow, or orange is upbeat and fresh.
Warmer days will soon be here and if you love iced coffee I'm going to let you in on a little secret; brewing it cold rather than hot gives you a delightfully smooth flavor. It will have you trading in that hot mug of joe for a tall, ice-filled glass of java.
Delicate and sheer fabrics add to the romantic feel but don't need to be fussy.
A chandelier adds sparkle and this barrel shade keeps it contemporary.
This soft colored pillow can bring charm and sophistication to any room that needs a feminine touch!
Soft colors and curved lines are the perfect underfoot.
This botanical print's painterly design add the calming tones of nature.
You can't help but smile when you see the Le Creuset Tea Kettle in cheery Dijon sitting on the stovetop.
Put the fun into getting organized by using bold orange fabric baskets.
The tranquil, restful and relaxing qualities of blue make it a perfect choice for the bedroom.
Purple adds a touch of luxury and this vase is as beautiful without the flowers as it is filled with a gorgeous bouquet.
Green is natures neutral and can be a neutral in your decorating scheme too. Shades of green that are muted or toned down work well with all other colors.
The bright aqua and lime green are playful against the black, gray and white.
Mixing different colors of Fiestaware makes any meal feel festive.
Fresh, modern and bright, this chair acts as the graphic element that pops in a room full of neutral colors.
This rug would add a splash of attitude to any young girls room.
Pick up the style with post modern color!
These vases bring in colorful texture and a bit of energy.
Ornately designed and uniquely colorful, this hot pink chair promises to add excitement to any space.
The pop of orange brings the illustration on this pillow to life.
A large piece of art by an artist you love is another way to add color.
With a contemporary style and bold pattern this side chair could be your signature accent.