Colour design in the past and present


€1,178.00 ex. VAT

ADVANCED COURSE – How do you apply traditional colour design in a contemporary setting?

Learn and understand how colour design from historical styles can be successfully used and applied in our modern age. Use traditional colour materials and colours to suit your purpose.




Product Description

Greater insight and knowledge of traditional colour materials and colours makes it easier to develop colour design projects that both give us the advantage of understanding why colours looked the way they did in the past, and also find colour schemes for present-day settings with inspiration from historical styles. That spatial prerequisites and expectations mean that we must be able to adapt our colour choices to every situation goes without saying and through awareness and training we can learn to consciously apply the knowledge that history has given us. New words and concepts relating to how colour is experienced also make it easier to describe and market your expertise.

Guest teachers on the course is Ingela Broström. Her knowledge of cultural heritage, building preservation, architecture and the history of printed wallpapers, contains many examples that can inspire confident colour designs of your own. The course’s main teacher is colour expert Berit Bergström, whose in-depth knowledge will make these memorable days.

Who is this for?

The course is intended for people who have experience of colour design in architecture or interior design and want to further their knowledge of time period specific colours and materials for different style eras.

Why take the course?

  • Be more confident and secure in your colour design
  • Tackle colour design commissions in a new way with new insights and methods
  • Use historical colour choices in modern settings
  • Improve your understanding of colour to facilitate colour discussions with new concepts
  • Re-create the experience of historical materials using modern tools


The course fee includes lunch, refreshments during breaks, course materials and a certificate. After completing the course, you receive a certificate for the skills you have learned.


Berit Bergström
berit-bergstrom-web-greyscaleBerit Bergström is Senior Advisor at NCS Colour AB and chair of the international colour research organisation AIC. Berit has taught colour theory, colour design and colour use for professionals for over 20 years. She has also developed courses in colour design for colour specialists and conducted studies and colour research projects at university level worldwide.

Ingela Broström
ingela-brostrom-web-greyscaleIngela Broström is an architectural curator at the County Museum of Gävleborg in Sweden and also a lecturer in cultural history. Ingela has devoted herself to the history of printed wallpapers and is the co-author of the book “Tapetboken” [The Wallpaper Book]. Ingela’s main interest is everything that is typical and genuine in architecture / built environments but above all the home’s interior and cultural history: people’s local environment throughout the ages and in all social classes.


Practical details

  • Duration: 2 days (5 credits)
  • Language: Swedish
  • Venue: NCS Colour Academy in Stockholm

Title programme

The course is also part of the title programme Chartered Colour Designer (43 credits).


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