Online Design Courses for Adult Learners

Color Consultant

Color Consultant

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A good Color Consultant has many avenues to offer their colour consultant services. Color is the strongest visual detail in every area of design and visual communication and that’s why more people choose to hire a professional Colour Consultant.

Whether you prefer to work with interior design projects, graphics, clothes and/or products – poor choice of color can create a visual effect that is cheap and garish. That’s why using a skilled Color Consultant who can find the right colour balance for any situation is often considered critical to achieving a successful design (visually at least!).

First launched in 2000, this was the first online color course of it’s kind to tackle the subject of colour in a complete way. This color consultant course will benefit anyone who is seeking a deeper understanding of color and how to use it successfully. This university level course will teach you how to:

  • make any color look good (to save client’s money and increase business sales!)
  • use colour to disguise, emphasise and create illusions
  • practically apply color (and colour psychology) within your field or industry to produce results that benefit your client
  • visually communicate with clients in a way that demonstrates your professionalism and sells your ideas

Above all else a Color Consultant must be creative and this university level course presents the information in language that is easily understood, enjoyable and inspiring. You’ll complete a number of dynamic and practical assignments that will tap into your creativity and help you to achieve your best potential as a Colour Consultant. This is a must-do course if you would like to become a certified Color Consultant and its ideal for anyone who wants to develop skill and confidence working with color, including designers, branding/marketing consultants and home design enthusiasts. Color Consultancy is a fast-growing niche market so enrol today and give yourself an edge over the competition… 

STUDY METHOD: 100% online with 1 to 1 tutor support

START DATE: Enrol anytime and work to your own pace and schedule

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: None – just the ability to read & write clearly, commitment and a willingness to learn

DURATION: You will have 8 months to complete the course. Paid extensions are available if required.

HOW IT WORKS: Continuous Assessment/No Exams – There are 6 Modules in this course. Each module has an assignment so you can put into practice what you have learned. You’ll receive personal feedback from your tutor for each assignment so you continually improve. At the end of the course you will complete a Final Project bringing together everything you have learned throughout the course and integrating your skills. The work you complete is deliberately structured so that as you complete your projects you will simultaneously build a great portfolio.

WHAT YOU’LL GET: An internationally recognised qualification (with university credits) and a fantastic portfolio. This will provide you with a powerful tool to SHOW what you can do and help you get work as quickly as possible.

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Introduction

“Like the air that we breathe, colour is all around us, filling our lives with its powerful energy and affecting our moods and emotions in ways that we don’t even realise…” So begins the opening chapter of “Colour Your World”, the book written by Maria Flynn, leading Colour Consultant, Principal of The Design Ecademy and the creator of this course.

For the vast majority of people, colour remains something of a mystery and the few gifted and talented people that can create fantastic colour schemes are treated with awe and admiration for their obviously magical talent! The general consensus is that you either have a natural flair for colour – or you don’t, but these skills can be learned, and successful use of colour is something that everyone can master. Whether you are working with interiors, graphics, clothes or products – finding the right colour balance is critical to achieving a successful design visually and this course will teach you how to do just that. Following is an overview of what you will learn on this course… 

Introduction

“Like the air that we breathe, colour is all around us, filling our lives with its powerful energy and affecting our moods and emotions in ways that we don’t even realise…” So begins the opening chapter of “Colour Your World”, the book written by Maria Flynn, leading Colour Consultant, Principal of The Design Ecademy and the creator of this course.

For the vast majority of people, colour remains something of a mystery and the few gifted and talented people that can create fantastic colour schemes are treated with awe and admiration for their obviously magical talent! The general consensus is that you either have a natural flair for colour – or you don’t, but these skills can be learned, and successful use of colour is something that everyone can master. Whether you are working with interiors, graphics, clothes or products – finding the right colour balance is critical to achieving a successful design visually and this course will teach you how to do just that. Following is an overview of what you will learn on this course…

VISUAL COMMUNICATION

The demand for skilled Colour Consultants exists because clients want to avoid the expense and setbacks that result from the wrong choices – in short, they want to get it right first time. While this may seem like a high demand, the role of a Colour Consultant is built on the assurance of success and the ability to deliver on this promise is something that can be learnt. However, many consultants find that the real challenge lies in communicating their ideas effectively to clients and fellow team members, and falling short in this regard can sometimes prevent a project from progressing before it ever really gets off the ground…

Above all else colour is visual, and while knowledge and ability is imperative, you must also learn how to communicate your ideas visually so that your clients can see the direction you are taking them. Fortunately there is a secret to success, which will be revealed to you on this course as you are taught how to use a variety of simple tools to create an accurate “picture” of your colour ideas and suggestions. By helping your clients to envision how colours will be applied in practice, you will have the peace of mind that they comprehend your recommendations and you can both proceed with confidence! Topics covered include:

  • Visualisation – how to envision the end result and make the right colour choices
  • Mood & Concept Boards – using traditional designer’s tools to communicate visually with your clients
  • Client Presentations – How to create presentations that sell your style ideas and concepts
  • Client briefs – giving substance to your suggestions and selling your ability

COLOUR SCIENCE & THEORY

Most people are familiar with warm and cool colours as terms, and you may be surprised to discover that certain colours really do make us feel physically warmer or cooler and they can be used to help us control temperature among other things. It makes sense once you realize that colour is actually a form of energy, and a firm understanding of the science and theory of colour is a must for anyone working with colour…

The scientific study of colour is ordinarily a very technical subject, but throughout this course, Maria Flynn explains the key principles in simple terms with everyday examples to illustrate the relevant points for you as a Colour Consultant. You will take a close look at the science of colour, and examine how our brains perceive colour and how it can produce physiological responses in individuals. You will also explore the nature of colour, the relationship between colour and light and how the basic colours of the spectrum make it possible for us to see and re-create the millions of colours that exist around us in our environments. Once learned, this knowledge will give you confidence in colour, and topics covered include:

  • Electromagnetic Radiation – Colour as an energy
  • Colour & Light – understanding the relationship between the two and how this affects colour choices
  • The Colour Wheel – what it is, how it works and how to benefit from it in everyday practice
  • The Natural Order of Colour – identifying relationships between individual colours
  • Colour science – understanding how colour is perceived by the brain

WORKING WITH COLOUR

Colour is the singular element that is fundamental to every area of design and visual communication, and regardless of the application or the cost of materials, poor choice of colour can create a visual effect that is cheap and garish. Interior designers may work with existing furnishings, graphic designers may work around existing corporate colours and stylists and visual merchandisers are frequently required to work with products and clothing lines that have “unattractive” colours and designs. In this context it’s easy to understand how the ability to create harmonious colour combinations every time is what makes skilled colour consultants so highly sought after…

Maria Flynn boldy states, “There is no such thing as a bad colour, just bad use of colour, and a skilled colour consultant can make any colour look good!”. In this course you will learn how to work proficiently with colour, by developing an understanding of how individual colours interact with each other and how different colours can create visual illusions and effectively change people’s perception of space and proximity. Once you know how to exploit these characteristics, then you can apply these effects ingeniously to achieve practical and valuable results. Whether creating a colour combination anew or working with existing colours, this course will present you with a proven formula for success that works every time. Topics covered include the following:

  • Advancing & Receding Colours – how certain colours affect our perception of space and distance
  • Colour Characteristics – how the impact of any colour can be altered or modified by considerate placement
  • Simultaneous Contrast – the secret to making any colour look good
  • Working with the Colour Wheel – Using the colour wheel to create winning colour combinations every time
  • Colour Contrasts – a close look at the relationships between various colours & how to use this in practice

COLOUR PSYCHOLOGY

It’s no accident that we use certain colours to describe how we are feeling, such as “I’m a little blue” or “I saw red!” As well as accurately describing our moods and emotions, colour can strongly influence those mood and emotions in profound and unusual ways, and what’s more, many blind people are affected by colour in the same way that sighed people are…

While it may seem miraculous at first, colour psychology is the scientific study of colour and its subsequent effect on our physical and emotional state. As a result of her practical application of colour psychology, Maria Flynn has been consulted by top companies around the world and in this course she will show you how colour can produce powerful effects on our moods and emotions. You’ll discover how this can be practically applied to produce measurable benefits for individuals and companies. Colour psychology is fast becoming the secret weapon used by the leading consultants in the industry and if you are serious about understanding colour, then it is essential for you to develop skill in this area. On this course you will learn the following:

  • Colour Science – A scientific explanation of colour psychology and how colours affect us the way they do
  • Colour Personalities – A look at the psychology & characteristics of individual colours
  • Colour positives and negatives – Recommendations for using specific colours and when to avoid them
  • Practical Application – Applying colour psychology to achieve practical and measurable results such as, raising children’s IQ, increasing business revenues, and even reducing heating bills!

COLOUR NOTATION

Take a look at the various examples of the colour blue shown. Then, taking each image in turn, see how accurately you can describe each colour without making comparisons to the other examples shown. If you are like the majority of people, you will find it quite difficult to describe these colours in a way that sounds convincing or knowledgeable, yet if you are going to work with colour that is precisely what you need to do…

The key to describing colour accurately lies in understanding what it is that defines colour and what exactly are the properties that make one colour different from another…? Colour science has identified the individual components of colour and developed ways methods of describing colour that are so precise they allow colours to be accurately reproduced anywhere in the world. Ordinarily, colour notation can be a highly technical and complex subject, but in this course, you will be introduced to a modified system of colour notation and it’s practical value will be demonstrated. This knowledge will provide you with the appropriate vocabulary so that you can communicate professionally with clients and justify your colour choices in a way that is informed and persuasive. The following points are among those covered in this topic…

  • Hue, tone and chroma – Understanding the individual components of colour and how to identify them in different colours
  • Colour Notation – The Munsell Colour System and it’s value to Colour Consultants
  • The Language of Colour – communicating professionally using colour terminology the right way
  • Colour mixing processes – an explanation of how various colours are created and how these mixing processes affects the visual properties of colour

Conclusion

This colour consultant course has been training people to become successful colour consultants for almost 20 years. It is the first course of it’s kind to tackle the subject of colour in a complete way, and present the information in language that is easily understood and enjoyable. It will benefit anyone who is seeking a deeper understanding of colour and how to use it successfully in practical applications. Whether you want to develop colour skills for yourself or your clients, this course will help you to achieve immediate results as you build your colour confidence. Enrol now and Colour Your World!

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IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to become a qualified Color Consultant. Job opportunities include providing services to private clients (residential & commercial), working as a consultant in specialist retail outlets and more. This course is also recommended for anyone working in the following industries…

Designers of all Disciplines (particularly for CPD)
Anyone involved in Marketing, Advertising & Branding
Anyone who wants to 'GET INTO' colour consultancy

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