How to Use Color Like a Pro
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How to Use Color Like a Pro

Interior Design Color Schemes Made Easy
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4.4 (3,012 ratings)
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14,517 students enrolled
Created by Erikka Fogleman
Last updated 7/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create the ideal color scheme for any room in your home using a tool that has been designed to guide you through this process easily!
  • Use the color wheel like a pro.
  • Use the psychology of color to create the perfect mood in your home.
  • Use texture to change the way a color appears.
  • Mix patterns successfully in a room.
  • Choose from a plethora of popular color schemes for different rooms in your home based on the orientation of the room, your interior design style, or the function of your room.
  • Choose the right paint colors, including how to effectively test them out before you start, and how to transition those colors effectively in your home.
Requirements
  • Students should have some paper and a pen or pencil ready for the activities.
  • Students should come ready to engage themslves fully in a fun-filled training on color.
Description

Do you find yourself struggling to create a cohesive color scheme in your own home?  

Do you wonder how interior designers use colors to create a certain mood or feeling in a room?  

It's no secret that color is one of the most important elements of great interior design.  To that end, this course has been created to help you create fantastic color schemes for your own home.  This course will cover everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe what you didn't know that you wanted/needed to know!) about color in the world of interior design, including:

  • Color theory / color psychology

  • How to use the color wheel in a very practical and useful way

  • How to use color to create different moods in a room

  • How to use color to make your rooms appear larger or smaller than they actually are

  • How to mix patterns like a pro

  • Learn about beautiful color scheme selections for every room in your home based on various factors

  • Learn everything you need to know about paint

We delve deep into the topic of paint, including discussing how many different paint colors you should be using in your home, how to narrow your paint choices, the best white paint colors, how to effectively test out paint colors, and how to transition paint colors from room to room.

Finally, there are exercises in this course as well, to provide you with opportunities to create your own beautiful color schemes. 

This course is a great choice for the novice or aspiring interior designer, or for anyone who is interested in learning more about how to create beautiful interior design color schemes like a pro. 

Join me for a fantastic journey into the world of interior design color schemes!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • If you are interested in taking most or all of my courses, I have a recommended order in which to watch them (although it's certainly not required).  I would start with "How to Design a Room in 10 Easy Steps" because most of my other courses are in-depth classes of the concepts touched on in this 10 step class.  Following the 10 Step Course, I suggest moving on to "How to Use Color Like a Pro", followed by "How to Work with Interior Design Styles Like a Pro", then "How to Use Lighting Design to Transform your Home", and finally "Design is in the Details".  My other two courses, "How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life",  "Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Improve Your Life", and "How to Design Your Dream Kitchen" are stand alone classes on specialty topics within interior design, and therefore, can be taken in any order.

  • Please be aware that this course, or any of my courses, is not intended to provide all of the knowledge needed to become a professional interior designer.  As with any professional field, there is a significant amount of education and/or experience that is needed to achieve competency in this field.  My intention with these courses is to provide some solid foundational knowledge to assist either those individuals interested in "DIY" interior design to work on their own projects more effectively, or to provide supplemental education to both interior design students and professionals.

Who this course is for:
  • This is best suited for individuals with minimal to moderate knowledge of interior design.
  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to use color effectively in interior design to accomplish any or all of the following goals: create a certain mood or effect in a space through color, find the right color scheme for a particular room, and choose the right paint color every time.
  • This course would also be a great choice for anyone who is new to the interior design field and would like more in depth information on color.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 02:06:45
+ Color Background: Basic Theory, Psychology and Using the Color Wheel
5 lectures 32:09

After this lecture, you will understand all the common terms utilized regarding color and color schemes in interior design.

Basic Color Theory
03:29
Quiz on Color Terminology
7 questions

This lecture will teach you how to use the color wheel to create fool proof color schemes for your own interior design projects.

Use the Color Wheel in a Very Practical and Useful Way
12:30

In this lecture, you will learn about how other colors can change the way a specific color looks or feels.  Specifically, we will examine the color blue and how using this color in different color schemes, changes the way that the color blue looks and feels.

Blue: A Case Study
01:59

After completing this lecture, you will have a solid understanding of how each major color can affect your mood and feelings.

Preview 13:33
Activity #1 - Create Your Own Interior Design Color Schemes
00:38
+ Popular Color Schemes
5 lectures 28:39

In this lecture, you will learn about great color schemes for North and South facing rooms.

Popular Interior Design Color Schemes for North and South facing rooms
02:45

Get some great ideas on color schemes for the popular interior design styles today in this lecture - everything from contemporary to traditional!

Popular Interior Design Color Schemes for Different Interior Design Styles
13:39

After this lecture, you will walk away with some great color scheme options for the different rooms you have in your home.

Popular Interior Design Color Schemes for Different Types of Rooms
09:29
What's in a Color Scheme?
01:35
Activity #2 - Create a Whole House Interior Design Color Scheme
01:10
+ Using Color for Mood and Effect
5 lectures 23:42

This lecture will teach you how to use color to create a certain mood or feeling in a room. 

Use Color to Create a Certain Mood in a Room
03:29

This lecture will teach you a simple approach for using color to make your rooms appear larger or smaller than they actually are.

Use Color to Make a Space Appear Smaller or Larger
03:25

After this lecture, you will understand how texture changes the way a color appears.  You will also learn about 2 easy and successful ways to mix and match patterns with ease.

Use Texture to Change Color and How to Mix Patterns in Your Home Effectively
06:34
Activity #3 - Solve 2 Interior Design Color Scheme Dilemnas
01:30

This is definitely one of the most important lectures of this course, as this is where everything you've learned so far gets tied together.  More specifically, you will receive a downloadable tool that will help you to create your own custom color scheme through a series of specific questions.  In this lecture, I will walk you through how to use this tool 

Pulling it all Together - Create Your Home's Ideal Interior Design Color Scheme
08:44
+ All about Paint
5 lectures 26:24

This lecture will lay out for you how many different paint colors you should have for your home based on the size of your home.

How Many Paint Colors Should You Have in Your Home?
03:29

This lecture will give you a simple, fool proof approach for creating a whole house paint color palette.

Narrow Down your Paint Color Choices / Which Paint Sheens to Use
08:44

Given that most people have white paint somewhere in their home, this lecture will lay out my favorite white paint colors available today.

Best White Paint Colors
04:10

After this lecture, you will know exactly how to test our paint colors effectively before you commit.

Effectively Test Out Paint Colors Before You Begin Painting
05:34

An often overlooked detail, this lecture will teach you how to effectively transition paint colors in your home from room to room so that you end up with a beautiful, cohesive paint scheme.

Preview 04:27
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 02:41

This quiz will test the student's knowledge on some of the key points in the course.

Final Quiz: Testing Your Interior Design Color Scheme IQ
8 questions
Final Conclusion: Thank You For Choosing this Color Course!
01:53
Bonus Lecture - Do You Love Interior Design?
00:48