Contrast and Colour Workshop
£150 – £198
Contrast and Colour Workshop

Contrast and Colour Workshop

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British Institute of Interior Design

9 Bonhill Street



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This workshop will provide delegates with a hands-on, interactive approach to principles of colour, contrast and vision. We will explore aspects of colour in the built environment for both interior and exterior spaces. The course will also cover techniques available for successful selection of colour and contrast in creating design palettes.  The delegates will then explore in a short practical session some important strategies for colour application that involve an understanding, and a psychological appraisal of colour for bespoke interiors.


9:00   Refreshments, Introduction & Welcome

9:30   Start
          Facts on Colour, Vision and Contrast
          Application in the Built environment

11:00  Tea Break (15 Mins)
11:15  Colour and contrast measurement for interiors
          Colour usage and psychology

13:00  Lunch, a light sandwich lunch will be provided
14.00  Practical Workshop

15:00  Tea Break (15 Mins)
15:15  Discussions on practical workshop

17:00  Ends


  1. 1 or two pieces of A3 Card for the presentation of work
  2. A carrier bag/or similar filled with colour magazines/printed colour sheets/other colour scrap papers. We will be using this as a resource for the practical colour workshop so bring all you can manage
  3. Pritt-Stik or similar glue stick or pot for easy sticking of paper, colour swatches etc.
  4. Any colouring tools that don’t require water – pencils, markers felt pens
  5. Scissor/ruler/basic drawing instruments as needed


Participants - both experienced and new users of colour and contrast in interior design:

  • will take away valuable fundamental facts about colour design and contrast from the workshop
  • gain an understanding of important ways and principles of colour design usage
  • become confident with how colour can be used in creative work and management of projects
  • experience practical work on an individual colour design project
  • will access information and advice about how contrast is measured, specified and applied in environmental design
  • find out about international standards on contrast usage
  • achieve new skills and techniques on colour design and contrast


Professionals from a wide range of fields who would like to understand more about colour and paint systems as well as contrast application in the built environment for a visually impaired population.

Interior designers who need top up their knowledge about colour palettes, specification and usage.

Designers and architects who need to update their skills in application of contrast in the built environment.

Professional painters and decorators who would like to extend their expertise further into colour and contrast studies for their business


The course is led by Emeritus Professor of Design Hilary Dalke, Director of CROMOCON. Professor Dalke has had over 40 years training designers in colour design, previously running The Colour Design Research Centre at London South Bank University and working on a wide range of consultancies in the field of special needs, healthcare, transport, prisons, and public spaces. She shares her professional experience in the field of colour design and contrast.

Hilary was a speaker at the BIID's 2014 Annual Conference

Terms and Conditions:

  1. If you wish to cancel your booking, please send a refund request via EventBrite. A full refund will be issued if your refund request is received 10 working days before the date of the event.
  2. The full delegate fee will be forfeited for non-attendance (for any reason) without prior notice or cancellation of your booking 10 working days before the date of the event.
  3. A replacement delegate nominated and confirmed by you is permitted, but must be confirmed in writing to prior to the event.
  4. The BIID reserves the right to make changes to the programme.
  5. The BIID reserves the right to cancel the event if unavoidable circumstances arise.
  6. This event may be photographed and videoed. Attendance constitutes consent for these images/videos to be used, by the BIID and its partners, for promotional purposes.
  7. In compliance with the Data Protection Act, we must point out that the information on this form will be kept on a database.
  8. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed under the laws of England and Wales and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.
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