April 8, 2009

Off to Colour School…


…and I start tonight!!

One of our favourite bloggers – Maria Killam from Colour Me Happy – posed the question to her readers: “Do You Want to be a Colour Expert?” As I read the title and content of her post I found myself saying “YES!” out loud! HaHa!! To be a colour expert though, means heading to night school with Maria as the instructor (Colour Theory, Vancouver Community College). color wheel claire l evan

Do I have what it takes to become a Colour Expert? If anyone can teach me, it would be Maria!!

So… I’ve taken up the challenge. Yikes!! :-)

Colour Triangle

There’s no doubt that this course will be a challenge, but it’s going to be so interesting, too! I’m so looking forward to learning about the meanings of different colours, complimentary colours, gradations, undertones (dreaded undertones!)…

More specifically, Maria writes that I’m going to learn how to create colour palettes as well as the 3 ways to describe colour. We’ll also learn about a variety of decorating styles like traditional, French Country, transitional (etc.) and the colour schemes that may best suit the style.

And while I’m definitely looking forward to learning everything Maria has to share about colour, I’m really looking forward to the portion of the course where we get to do an on-site consultation with a real client! Daunting but exciting all in one!

How cool with this course be??!!

Maria!! I’m all ready to go…


ripe red apple with green leaf isolated on white

I have my supplies (okay, not really because Maria will give us our supplies list tonight, but I might have to by myself a mega-pack of colourful crayons just for the fun of it!)…

…and I have my yummy teacher’s bribe ;-)

I’ll post every few weeks with updates and thoughts on what I’m learning and experiencing!

Fingers crossed I pass the course!! The apple should help :-)

Victoria from EdinDesign Interiors

Because I’m so excited to learn about exciting colour and interior design I searched out some beautiful, colourful spaces to share:

Colourful Room 1

Living Etc.

Nusery 07-06 Colourful-living-room Kitchen-and-playroom Dining room loft style floor to ceiling windows rustic table colourful Arne Jacobsen designer chairs 3107 series 7 chair wood flooring L etc 03/2007 pub orig White living room unusual fun patchwork upholstered button chesterfield sofa round circular blue rug sash windows glass coffee table chandelier wallpaper feature wall chimney breast fireplace sunburst mirror 1960s standard floor lamp real home L etc 03/2008 not used


qerat said...

amazing how even blogs and posts change with the seasons. Most of the pictures are now vibrant and full of color :)
Love your pictures and all that LIME !! :)

Kat said...

Have fun and learn lots and lots so you can share with us! I know you'll do great. And I love the pictures you posted, especially the nursery - how fun! Kathy

Paul Anater said...

Good luck Victoria; I'm looking forward to reading about your progress. Color theory's fascinating!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Wish I were there to join you in Vancouver. What a terrific course & what a blast you'll have. Can't wait to follow your news (:

Sarah @ Designing Woman said...

Good luck with your course Victoria! When I was in school we had to find magazine pics and "create" the colours with paint using ONLY pure red, blue, yellow, black and white. It gives you a great sense of the undertones and how the colours interact with each other when you do it like that. It was a bit of a pain, but well worth it. Hopefully your teacher gives you a similar exercise. I'm sure you'll do great!

mrsben said...

Art books can also be a great resource for how colors work.

Wishing you the best in your course. It shud be fun!

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