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Color Theory in Practice for Residential Interior Decorators


Everyone loves color! It is a key ingredient to any successful residential interior, thus the practicing interior decorator must have a thorough understanding of it and its relationship to form, space and light. They must understand the emotional implications of color. This course will teach fundamental color theory so that the decorator can apply those principles in their design process to not only satisfy the client’s wishes but to also create a pleasing, functional and safe environment. Beyond the theory, the student will learn about color trends – where do they come from and what makes some a classic and others a passing fad. They will learn how to step out of their personal color comfort zone and enlarge their range of color palettes and preferences. The student will learn how to be more observant of colors that surround them and why they work. Students will learn about specifying interior paints – why different applications require different products. Practical application will be taught through numerous projects, lectures and field trips.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring, Summer


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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