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Colour for Interior Design

Colour for Interior Design

Chelsea College of Arts
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Tutor to be confirmed


Join Colour for Interior Design and discover what an important factor colour is within interior design practice. You will learn colour theory, how colour can manipulate space and light, affect our mood; and dramatically transform a room.

This course involves a blend of practical exercises and hands-on creative work. You will learn the technical terms and be taught the rules of colour. With this knowledge you will blend your own personal colour palette for use in an interiors project and be able to create personal colour schemes by making your own personalised paint swatches and interior design mood boards.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to colour
  • Definition of terms
  • Mix and reference
  • Psychology of colour
  • Colour selection
  • Colour schemes
  • Tips and techniques

Course Outcomes
You will leave this course with the ability to recognise successful colour schemes, determine how light and space affect colour and mix your own paint palettes, and will have the confidence to discuss colour in a professional manner. You will also leave with a greater understanding of colour theory and how you can apply its rules to compliment your own work.

Who Should Attend
Anyone with an interest in interiors and those who wish to grow their knowledge of colour theory within design.

Course Level


View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [2938kb]

Tutor Description


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and pen

  • Pencils for sketching

  • Windsor and Newton Designers Gouache Primary Set

  • Synthetic brush set

  • Scissors

  • Glue Stick

Most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

Available dates