Colour Consultant

A colour consultant is a person with exceptional skill in using colour to maximum effect.

The colour consultant’s primary function is to advise interior designers, architects, textile manufacturers and private domestic clients on the effective use of colour.

In addition to familiarity with colour theory, a colour consultant requires sound technical knowledge of dyes, fabrics, fabric production processes, paints and surface treatments (such as different wall and ceiling finishes). Colour consultants are often given the freedom to co-ordinate colour schemes for an entire project.

Personal Requirements

  • an excellent eye for colour
  • creative imagination
  • sound technical knowledge of dye, paints, fabrics and surfaces
  • able to listen to and accurately interpret clients’ ideas


  • paint manufacturers
  • textile manufacturers
  • large interior design and architecture firms
  • own consultancy business

Getting Started

  • make an appointment to speak to a colour consultant about this type of work
  • experiment with colours and fabrics and develop your own portfolio

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