How to Use Color Like a Pro

Erikka Fogleman, Interior Designer

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27 Videos (2h 8m)
    • Introduction

      3:00
    • Overview of the Course Content

      3:41
    • 1 Easy Paint Hack to Take Any Room to The Next Level

      4:34
    • Introduction to Section 2

      1:23
    • Basic Color Theory

      3:29
    • Use the color wheel in a very practical and useful way

      12:30
    • A Case Study of Blue

      1:15
    • Use the Psychology of Color

      13:33
    • Activity 2 - Create your Own Color Schemes

      0:38
    • Introduction to Section 3

      2:05
    • Popular Color Schemes for Different Interior Design Styles

      13:39
    • Popular Color Schemes for Different Types of Rooms

      9:29
    • Popular Color Schemes for North and South Facing Rooms

      2:45
    • Activity #3 - Create a Whole House Color Scheme

      1:05
    • Introduction to Section 4

      0:54
    • Use Color to Create a Certain Mood in a Room

      3:29
    • Use Color to Make a Space Appear Larger or Smaller

      4:24
    • Use Texture to Change Color and How to Mix Patterns Effectively

      6:34
    • Activity #4 - 2 Design Dilemnas

      1:15
    • Pulling it all Together

      8:44
    • Introduction to Section 5

      0:53
    • How Many Paint Colors Should You Have in your Home?

      3:29
    • Narrow Down your Paint Color Choices / Which Paint Sheens to Use

      8:44
    • Best White Paint Colors

      4:19
    • Effectively Test out Paint Colors Before you Start

      5:34
    • Transition Paint Colors in your Home Like a Pro

      4:27
    • Final Thoughts

      1:53
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About This Class

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!

Important Note:  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.

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Erikka Fogleman

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 Skillshare so that I can share that passion and knowledge with others just like you.

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