How to Use Color Like a Pro!
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Interior Design Color Schemes Made Easy
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Created by Erikka Fogleman
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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.
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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?  Or perhaps 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!

Who is the target audience?
  • 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
02:30:57
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Welcome and Introduction
3 Lectures 10:50


In this short lecture, you will learn how painting one area of your room will completely change the look and feel, and take your room to the next level!

1 Easy Paint Hack to Take any Room to the Next Level
04:34
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Color Background: Basic Theory, Psychology and Using the Color Wheel
7 Lectures 33:52
Introduction to Section 2
01:23

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

Basic Color Theory
03:20

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
12:22

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.

A Case Study of Blue
02:08

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

Preview 13:24

Activity 2 - Create your own Color Schemes
00:38

Conclusion to Section 2
00:37
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Popular Color Schemes
6 Lectures 28:35
Introduction to Section 3
02:05

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

Popular color schemes for different interior design styles
12:55

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

Popular color schemes for different types of rooms
09:03

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

Popular color schemes for North and South facing rooms
02:36

Activity #3 - Create a whole house color scheme
01:20

Conclusion to Section 3
00:36
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Using Color for Mood and Effect
7 Lectures 25:46
Introduction to Section 4
00:54

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
03:08

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
04:18

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 effectively
06:25

Activity #4 - Solve 2 Design Dilemnas
01:39

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
08:44

Conclusion to Section 4
00:38
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All about Paint
7 Lectures 27:41
Introduction to Section 5
00:53

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?
03:19

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
08:38

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
04:11

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

Effectively test our paint colors out before you start
05:26

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.

Transition paint colors in your home like a pro
04:18

Conclusion to Section 5
00:56
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:39
Final Conclusion
01:39

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

Final Quiz
8 questions
About the Instructor
Erikka Fogleman
4.5 Average rating
225 Reviews
990 Students
4 Courses
Interior Designer

While Interior design is my main career and passion, I also absolutely love to teach others, so I am thrilled to have found Udemy so that I can share that passion and knowledge with others just like you. 

Are you a design enthusiast yourself? 

Do you wish you could design rooms in your own home that are both beautiful and functional? 

Do you wonder how interior designers make it look so effortless? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are my ideal student! 

Through my classes, I show you how many areas of interior design can be broken down into simple-to-use processes and formulas.  In every class, I share some of my favorite processes and formulas so that you can be successful in creating beautiful rooms all on your own using an easy, systematic approach.

I’ve been designing and redesigning rooms for as long as I can remember – first for myself, then for friends and family, and finally decided to make it my full-time career.  Today, I own my own thriving interior design business in San Diego, California.  I primarily work in residential design, but have recently expanded to commercial work as well.  I also graduated from the Interior Design program at the New York Institute of Art and Design.

I hope you’ll join me in one or all of my classes, so you too can learn how to create your dream home!