Digital Textile Printing Training Courses

Introduction To Colour For Interior Design at Plymouth College of Art

French Printed Fabric c.a. 1890

French Printed Fabric c.a. 1890

Discover the world of colour in Interior Design on this 5 week introductory course, and learn to use colour more confidently and effectively.

This course is for anyone who wishes to gain a general understanding of colour, trend and their application, when creating an interior design scheme. It offers the chance to experience a variety of topics through a combination of informal taught sessions and a creative project.

Subjects include: colour theory, classic trends, exploring style and developing a scheme by learning how to apply colour, pattern and texture.

You will blend your own colour palette for use in an interiors scheme, and be able to create personal colour schemes by making personalised paint swatches and interior design mood boards.

By the end of the course you will have the ability to recognise successful colour schemes, determine how light and space affect colour and mix your own paint palettes. You will also leave with a greater understanding of colour theory and how you can apply its rules to compliment your own work.

Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 17:45
End Time: 20:45
Start Date: 08/05/2019
End Date: 05/06/2019
Day: Wednesday
Fee: £150

Course Content

Week 1
Introduction to colour theory - including the historic, scientific/psychological aspects of colours in interiors. Introducing the 5 week project, students to think about a room they want to create a scheme for.

Week 2
Colour and Trend - exploring current trends as well as classic styling to help you gain inspiration for your own scheme, and learn the design process of a designer.

Week 3
Develop a colour scheme for a personal project that will be incorporated into a mood board. Scheme planning and swatch creating from inspirational images.

Week 4
Continued concept/mood board development considering materials and finishes. Source furniture to be included in the design, sample sourcing and soft furnishings/window dressings.

Week 5
Finish materials palette to include samples of finishes to be used within the scheme. Finishing up and sharing mood boards.

Please note, the above course content should be viewed as a guide. The tutor may choose to alter content according  according to student needs.

Entry Requirements
This course is suitable for beginners and improvers.  Whether you wish to study this subject for your own interest or wish to apply to further interior design courses, the course will provide you with an ideal opportunity to gain a good knowledge of colour, how they work together as well as in a space.

Materials and Equipment
Students will be asked to bring along visuals of interiors that they love from magazines or online for discussion and inspiration for their own scheme. It would be useful if students could bring any old interior design magazines that they don’t mind being cut up. Some paints will be provided, but please bring along any colours/swatches that you would particularly like to work with. Students should also bring along a sketchbook, pencil, pens, rubber, ruler and paintbrushes.

Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.