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Colour for Interiors

This exciting foundation course has been designed specifically for home renovators, decorating enthusiasts and colour lovers alike. Created by professional Colourists, this course will inspire you and give you the essential skills you need to design residential interior schemes. Whether you want to work in the industry or just need that extra boost of confidence for your own home, this course has it all.

Accredited online short course
3 hrs per week / 12 weeks

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Why learn with us?

We’re passionate about providing personal support and encouragement. Throughout your course you can reach out to our Educators for help. As Interior Designers and Decorators themselves, they can give you real world insights into how they use colour in their own projects.

What does the course cover?

  • Have a thorough understanding of colour theory and the use of colour tools
  • Be able to create a variety of colour schemes to meet differing needs of clients
  • Understand how to apply colour proportionally and create unity throughout an interior
  • Have a thorough understanding of colour psychology and its effects
  • Design colour schemes to evoke specific moods and atmospheres in an interior
  • Visually manipulate an interior space using colour
  • Create an exterior colour scheme for a client brief
  • Specify colour palettes for residential interiors using commercial colour tools
  • Understand the role of a Colour Consultant

How does it work?

Colour for Interiors is delivered through our online eCampus. The eCampus is easy to navigate and accessible from anywhere there is an internet connection. It is filled with inspirational images, practical colour resources, video presentations and lots of real life examples.

You will work through a range of activities using the resources supplied in your Colour Workbook (which you will need to download and print). The activities cover the essential colour theory and tools that are used by industry professionals to create successful and beautiful interior schemes. Each activity carefully guides you step-by-step through the creative process, gradually building your knowledge and confidence.

Along the way, our Educators – colour professionals who are working in the industry –  will be on hand to provide guidance and answer questions during your creative journey. When you’ve completed all of your activities and assessments, you simply upload your work for marking and feedback.

What skills do I need?

You will need basic computer knowledge and the ability to navigate the internet. In terms of equipment you will need a computer or laptop with Microsoft Office, access to the internet (preferably broadband), access to an A4 printer and scanner (Min 1000+ DPI) and a digital camera or phone camera.

You are required to upload your assessments as a PDF so you will require software on your phone such as Turbo Scan or Genius Scan.

To study with Interior Design Online you will need a strong command of the English language (verbal, written and comprehension) and, if required, be able to score at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test here or an equivalent.

If required, our team will be in contact with you by telephone to assess your English language proficiency, prior to an enrolment confirmation being sent. If your application is not successful due to your language ability your payment will be refunded in full.

This course is developed by our partner Sydney Design School, Australia’s award-winning interior design school.

Receive a Statement of Attainment
with an accredited competency.
Registered Training Provider 91446

What tools will I need?

  • Scissors, cutting knife and glue stick
  • Strong double sided tape used for mounting fabrics onto card
  • 1 x A3 1mm (thick) white sturdy card
  • 1 x A3 2mm (thick) white sturdy card
  • 2 – 3 interior magazines
  • Commercial paint chips (free from a hardware or paint store)
  • A commercial paint fan deck

What are the career opportunities?

  • Colour Consultant to interior design and architecture firms
  • In-house Colour Consultant for paint showrooms
  • In-house Colour Consultant for home decorating showrooms
  • Self-employed Colour Consultant

You will receive a Statement of Attainment with an accredited competency.

CUADES301 Explore the use of colour
MSFID4016 Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces

What is the cost?

  • Pay AUD $995 in full (GST free) or pay a deposit of $395 followed by 2 monthly instalments of $300 via Ezidebit.
  • A credit card transaction fee will be applied at checkout.

Meet a Student

Charlotte Cropper
International Colour Consultant for paint brand Lick / Milan, Italy

“The Colour for Interiors course was fantastic! Great content with case studies to put into practice what you learn. The online platform is very easy to use and the online resources are excellent. My Educator was so helpful when I had questions and always readily available. I couldn’t recommend the course highly enough!”