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What Will I Learn?

Understand the psychology of colour and be able to influence with creative use of colour
Learn to apply the knowledge gained to diverse commercial design projects, corporate marketing or branding and product designs
Gain an extensive level of knowledge and skills when applying colour to provide a higher impact
Lean the different colors that make up the color wheel
Learn the different technicalities involved in concentrating on warm versus cool colors
Learn how to assertively choose, apply, and transform palettes of dazzling shades

Learn how to create professionally presented colour design solutions for a range of clients

What is Colour Design?

Colour Design is about understanding the psychology of colour and the application of colour to wide-ranging environments. This knowledge be applied to commercial or residential design projects, corporate marketing and branding, colour development for product ranges, and product design.

So how can I become a Colour Designer?

One of the world’s leading online training providers, Global Edulink, provides the answer. When you study our Colours for Designing course, you first gain the fundamentals of colour and design. Then you will build on this foundation to develop extensive knowledge and skills in applying colour to provide impact. You will also look at which colours make up the colour wheel and chart and how these colours can be applied in design. The technicalities are also considered, with a focus on warm versus cool colours. Effective use of colour is also important – which colours work well together in which settings, and which do not. You will also learn what different colours mean. Finally, distinct roles are highlighted (make-up artist, personal stylist, and event planner), and how these professionals use colour to fantastic effect in their work.

This course truly removes the mystery from colour theory and shows artists and non-artists alike how to confidently choose, apply, and modify palettes of eye-catching hues. The training provides clear advice on how to create colour schemes based on current trends and the tastes of different target audiences. You are also shown how colour can attract attention and affect mood and meaning.

Who is it for?

  • Those new to, or already working within, a profession where colour and its use within design is paramount.

Benefits you will gain:

  • High quality e-learning study materials and mock exams.
  • Tutorials/materials from the industry leading experts.
  • 24/7 Access to the Learning Portal.
  • Benefit of applying NUS extra Discount Card.
  • Recognised Accredited Qualification.
  • Excellent customer service and administrative support.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course learners will take an online multiple choice question assessment test. This online multiple choice question test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate in Colours for Designing.

Career Path:

This qualification is extremely useful for professions which use colour, such as:

  • Colour Designer
  • Consultant for interiors, corporate branding, and products
  • Consultant to residential, property developers and large-scale commercial clients

Course Curriculum

module 1- influence with creative use of colour
Module 1- Influence with creative use of colour 02:20:00
module 2- understanding colours
Module 2- Understanding colours 02:30:00
module 3- colour dimensions – hue, value and chroma
Module 3- Colour dimensions – hue, value and chroma 02:30:00
module 4- classifications for undertones
Module 4- Classifications for undertones 02:00:00
module 5- how to use colour combinations
Module 5- How to use colour combinations 02:10:00
module 6- definitions of colours
Module 6- Definitions of colours 02:10:00
module 7- handling colours as a make-up artist, hair stylist or nail
Module 7- Handling colours as a make-up artist, hair stylist or nail 02:10:00
module 8- identifying personalize tones
Module 8- Identifying personalize tones 02:30:00
module 9- how to use colours as a stylist or personal shopper
Module 9- How to use colours as a stylist or personal shopper 02:20:00
module 10- how to use colours as an event planner
Module 10- How to use colours as an Event Planner 02:20:00
mock exam
Mock Exam: Colors for designing 00:30:00
final exam
Exam: Colors for Designing 00:40:00
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Course Reviews


2 ratings
  1. Trudie Oram


    Thoroughly enjoyed this course. It covers the basics teaching you about colour theory, colour pschology and how to apply this knowledge to various design fields. Also if your an artsit that paints you can use this knowledge for understanding how to paint mix and what colours, you understand how to invoke emotions and how to comminicate this through your art

  2. Anna Young

    Interesting material, poor presentation

    The course material was not typeset and spell checked very well and some of the questions in the final exam were repeated. However, good material, a good basic overview of colour theory