Colour in architecture & interior design

Vocational Training RAL Academy October 12th -13th, 2017 RAL Bonn

Systematic, professional colour design has a decisive influence on aesthetic perception and emotional impact, the quality of the experience and the value offered by architecture. Interested parties from the areas of architecture, interior design and creative trades. English-language seminar.


This two-day sem­i­nar enables par­tic­i­pants to acquire prac­ti­cal knowl­edge and strate­gies for the appli­ca­tion of colours in archi­tec­ture. Select­ed prac­ti­cal exam­ples pro­vide inspi­ra­tion and demon­strate var­i­ous design strate­gies for han­dling colour in spa­tial design. The knowl­edge and colour strate­gies demon­strat­ed in the sem­i­nar are the basis for their suc­cess­ful prac­ti­cal use in all fields of inte­ri­or design.

Content of the seminar

  • Func­tion of colour in nature and cul­tur­al spaces
  • Colour per­cep­tion, light and sens­es
  • The lan­guage of colour and colour effects
  • Colour strate­gies and appli­ca­tion exam­ples

Learning objectives

  • Under­stand­ing the evo­lu­tion­ary func­tions of colour in nat­ur­al envi­ron­ment and recog­nis­ing their rel­e­vance for the design of cul­tur­al spaces
  • Under­stand­ing the cur­rent state of prac­ti­cal research in colour per­cep­tion and link­ing it to design prac­tice
  • Under­stand­ing the effect of colour on all oth­er sens­es and deriv­ing prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tions
  • Being able to analyse the lan­guage of colour and the effects of colours on dif­fer­ent expe­ri­ences and behav­iour of peo­ple
  • Learn­ing about the inter­ac­tion between light and colour and deriv­ing prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion
  • Analysing and eval­u­at­ing colour strate­gies in the mod­ern age and deriv­ing prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tions
  • Learn­ing about dif­fer­ent steps to design a pro­fes­sion­al colour con­cept and being able to apply them


  • Pre­sen­ta­tion, excer­cis­es, dis­cus­sions


Orga­niz­er: RAL AKADEMIE (Bonn)


Reg­is­tra­tion and detailed infor­ma­tion: Link RAL Akademie

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