Color Consultant
Certification Course

QC Design School’s online Color Consultant course allows you to channel your creativity and love of color into home decor to transform any space.

This course teaches you how to create color palettes using color theory and client preferences. With videos featuring award-winning designer, Jane Lockhart, you’ll learn advanced color techniques to transform your client’s home. Study how lighting and undertones affect your color choices, and train your eye to identify colors.

Through hands-on and theory-based assignments, you’ll learn how to conduct expert color consultations and launch your own business!

Upon graduation, you’ll receive an industry recognized certification and the designation of International Color Consulting Professional (ICCP). With your certificate and professional title, you’ll be ready to start your own business or work for an existing design firm right away.

This Course Is Best For You If

  • You love working with color and home decor

  • You want to start your own color consulting business

  • You are a creative professional ready for a career change

  • You currently work in the decorating industry and want to refine your skills

Course Curriculum


Understanding Color

Discover who hires color consultants and what your role entails. Explore color theory from the color wheel to terminology, and learn about color schemes. Study factors that influence color, and discover the importance of color psychology. Build custom color palettes for clients and know how to determine focal points.

  • The Business of Color Consulting
  • Color Terminology & Schemes
  • Color Trends
  • Color Perception & Systems
  • Color Psychology
  • Principles of Color
  • Color Distribution
  • Focal Points & Creating Flow
  • Working with Unusual Color Schemes


Color Elements & Details

Discover the various ways you can bring color palettes to life, such as using furniture and flooring. Understand the difference paint finishes, plus the best ceiling, trim and wallpaper colors. Jane Lockhart reveals her secrets for designing with textiles, accessorizing, and bringing art into the home. Learn to enhance curb appeal through color schemes.

  • Major Color Elements
  • Working with Furniture & Appliances
  • Working with Cabinets & Countertops
  • Working with Flooring, Paint & Wallpaper
  • Designing with Textiles
  • Finishing Touches & Accessorizing
  • Exterior Color Schemes
  • Character & Landscape
  • Color in the Workplace (Offices, Retail Stores, Medical Offices)


Business Training Series

Learn the ways that you can expand you client base as a color consultant, and find out how to consult on corporate color palettes. Study color psychology for office spaces and retail brands. Explore the steps of a color consultation with Jane Lockhart, and learn to work with contractors and color software. Learn how to start your own business, identify your target client, and market your brand.

  • The Consultation: Step by Step
  • Virtual Color Consulting
  • Managing Client Relationships
  • Combining Design Services
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Writing Your Business Plan
  • Financial Statements
  • Marketing Your Services

Sample Video

Choosing Colors

Discover how lighting affects color in this sample course video featuring award-winning designer, Jane Lockhart.

Sample Assignment

QC’s step-by-step program will take you through every aspect of the color selection process. Hands-on assignments are created to put you in the color consultant’s seat. You’ll analyze real-world scenarios that will develop your creative eye as a color expert.

In this sample assignment, you’ll test your knowledge of basic and advanced color schemes, assessing how the color scheme impacts each space.

You will receive a Course Guide with easy-to-follow instructions on uploading your assignments to the Online Student Center and downloading your tutor’s evaluation and audio feedback. Additionally, QC’s helpful Student Support Team is ready and willing to guide you through your assignments and answer any questions you have along the way. Connect with the support team by phone, email or Live Chat – whichever you prefer.

“I love when home owners return to where I work and tell me how much they love the paint color I helped them choose! They often show me photos of the room, too. I love seeing how the right paint color changes the look and feel of a space.”

Wendy GoodmanInternational Color Consulting Professional
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Learn from Industry Experts

When you enroll with QC Design School, you’ll be matched with an industry professional currently working in the field who will review your work and provide you with in-depth feedback and advice on every assignment. These accomplished tutors have years of experience in the decorating industry and are eager to share their professional insight to help you succeed.

Your personal tutor will provide you with in-depth audio feedback on each assignment to let you know what you did well and how you could improve. Use this feedback to guide you through the next unit in your course.

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Your Tuition Includes

  • Online lessons and instructional videos
  • Lifetime access to digital course materials in the Online Student Center
  • Access to student support 7 days a week
  • A complete business training series
  • Your certificate upon graduation


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