How to Use Color Like a Pro

Interior Design Color Schemes Made Easy
How to Use Color Like a Pro
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2.88 GB
Total length :
2h 7m



Erikka Fogleman


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How to Use Color Like a Pro

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 popular color schemes for different rooms in your home based on the room’s orientation, 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.

How to Use Color Like a Pro


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.


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: How you can use color to positively impact your emotions, improve decision making, curb your appetite, and more!How to use the color wheel in a very practical and useful way to create beautiful, cohesive color schemesLearn and understand key color vocabulary and color theoryHow to use color to create different moods in a roomHow to use color to make your rooms appear larger or smaller than they actually areHow to mix patterns like a proWalk away with beautiful color scheme selections for every room in your home based on popular interior design styles, the type of room (e.g., living rooms), and the ideal color schemes for north and south facing roomsLearn everything you need to know about paint so you can feel confident in your selections and applicationWe 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 five courses, “How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life”,  “Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Improve Your Life”, “How to Design Your Dream Kitchen”, “How to Design Your Dream Bathroom”, and “Everything Small Home Design” are all 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.


Section 1: Welcome and Introduction

Lecture 1 Introduction: How to Use Color Like a Pro

Lecture 2 Overview of the Course Content: What to Expect out of this Color Course

Lecture 3 Frequently Asked Questions

Lecture 4 1 Easy Paint Hack to Take any Room to the Next Level

Section 2: Color Background: Basic Theory, Psychology and Using the Color Wheel

Lecture 5 Basic Color Theory

Lecture 6 Use the Color Wheel in a Very Practical and Useful Way

Lecture 7 Blue: A Case Study

Lecture 8 Use the Psychology of Color

Lecture 9 Activity #1 – Create Your Own Interior Design Color Schemes

Section 3: Popular Color Schemes

Lecture 10 Popular Interior Design Color Schemes for North and South facing rooms

Lecture 11 Popular Interior Design Color Schemes for Different Interior Design Styles

Lecture 12 Popular Interior Design Color Schemes for Different Types of Rooms

Lecture 13 What’s in a Color Scheme?

Lecture 14 Activity #2 – Create a Whole House Interior Design Color Scheme

Section 4: Using Color for Mood and Effect

Lecture 15 Use Color to Create a Certain Mood in a Room

Lecture 16 Use Color to Make a Space Appear Smaller or Larger

Lecture 17 Use Texture to Change Color and How to Mix Patterns in Your Home Effectively

Lecture 18 Activity #3 – Solve 2 Interior Design Color Scheme Dilemnas

Lecture 19 Pulling it all Together – Create Your Home’s Ideal Interior Design Color Scheme

Section 5: All about Paint

Lecture 20 How Many Paint Colors Should You Have in Your Home?

Lecture 21 Narrow Down your Paint Color Choices / Which Paint Sheens to Use

Lecture 22 Best White Paint Colors

Lecture 23 Effectively Test Out Paint Colors Before You Begin Painting

Lecture 24 Transition Paint Colors in Your Home Like a Pro

Section 6: Conclusion

Lecture 25 Final Conclusion: Thank You For Choosing this Color Course!

Lecture 26 Bonus Lecture – Do You Love Interior Design?

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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Udemy | English | 2h 7m | 2.88 GB
Created by: Erikka Fogleman

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