Learn about colour from the experts with this course designed alongside Haymes Paints. Gain knowledge of terminology, psychology, and the complexities of colour relationships in action. Understand how to apply colour to space through spatial planning and mood. Understand the impact of light, architectural design influences, the basics in various paint technicalities. Culminate in analysing numerous client scenarios and providing a complete colour scheme to a brief.

What you learn

  • How to use colour terminology and theory within an interior design context
  • How to use general historical architectural knowledge to develop appropriate colour solutions
  • Use both colour theory and colour psychology to create effective palette solutions that meet a specific brief
  • Explore the successful application of colour combinations
  • Create a colour scheme for a brief

How you learn

Our online courses are designed to optimise your touch points and create a dynamic and engaging learning experience. All your support is through a dedicated online learning portal. When studying online with iscd you will become a member of a community allowing you the opportunity to share, learn and network with other students.

Your enrolment is a subscription-based model, with full access to all published resources for the published duration of the course. (See the specific course page for more details.)

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Course Price: $650 inc. GST. Use Promo Code ‘SPRING21’ at checkout to get 30% off. Offer valid until 31 October 2021.

Course Duration: 6 Modules, approx. 3 hrs each
Subscription Duration: 6 weeks from date of purchase



Module 1: Colour theory and tools


  • Colour wheel, dimensions, systems
  • Colour temperature
  • Tone and tonal moods
  • Colour terminology

Module 2: Colour psychology and trends/strong>

  • Colour wheel and dimensions of colour
  • Colour psychology, symbolism and cultural meaning
  • Colour trend forecasting
  • Trends and styles

Module 3: Colour relationships

  • Colour schemes – creating mood
  • Different colour relationships
  • Whites and neutrals

Module 4: Spatial design and creating mood

  • Colour for interiors
  • Creating a colour scheme
  • Tonal manipulation and mood
  • Patterns, texture, whites and neutrals

Module 5: Interior and exterior architecture


  • Interior + Exterior architecture
  • Match colour to era
  • Paint systems

Module 6: Colour communication and developing a complete scheme

In this module, you will bring everything into practice and work on a final colour project designed by Haymes Paints


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