Colour for Interior Design
Colour probably has more magical properties than you realise! On this course you will learn how colour can be used to manipulate the perceived dimensions of space, psychologically influence another person and create colour illusions through juxtaposition...
Taught by: Simon Hamilton.
Colour probably has more magical properties than you realise! On this course you will learn how colour can be used to manipulate the perceived dimensions of space, psychologically influence another person and create colour illusions through juxtaposition. This very practical course will guide you through the processes of mixing colour to your exact requirements and develop a colour palette for use in interiors. You will learn about the history of colour, as well as the individual properties of particular colours and how this can affect the way you use them. You will be introduced to the technical terms associated with colour specification and the five basic colour schemes that designers use and why.
You will leave the course able to mix tints, shades and tones, create a successful colour palette and have confidence in discussing colour in a professional context using the correct technical terms. You will also have a greater understanding of the concepts of colour theory and how you can apply it to your own work.
Who Should Attend
Anyone with an interest in interior design who wants to develop their awareness of colour or their knowledge of colour within design generally.
View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [889kb]
Simon Hamilton has over 25 years in the design industry, including running his own interior design company for more than 10 years completing projects internationally for private and commercial clients. His creative work includes numerous projects for the Workplace, Retail, Hospitality and Residential sectors including interiors for the concept Supergreen Superyacht ‘Soliloquy’ and a boutique Hotel in Venice, Italy.
Twice elected to the role of International Director for the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) from 2010 – 2014, Simon has represented Interior Designers through presentations to audiences across diverse cultures and attitudes in Europe, Japan, Canada, Russia, India and the USA. Through exposure to design, Simon creates and hosts reviews for architects, designers, students, manufacturers and design publications.
Since 2014, Simon has been on the judging panel for the International Property Awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
For 2017, Simon was selected as a brand ambassador for Decorex to celebrate their 40th Anniversary in September.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Notebook and pen
Pencils or pens for sketching
Primary Colour Set of Windsor and Newton Designers Gouache paints