International Colour Workshop

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3,580.00 ex. VAT

Take your colour design to the next level!

Discover how colour, light and material affect your design, and gain a deeper knowledge as well as tools for how you can work and communicate with colour more easily. For five days together with designers from all over the world, you will work with colour interactively and through various projects you will be taught how to take your colour design to a new level.

DATE –  June 24-28th, 2019

3,580.00 ex. VAT


Product Description

International Color Workshop is held in beautiful Mariefred, beside green meadows and the lake of Mälaren.

We start the workshop on June 24th in Stockholm and before taking off to the workshop venue by bus we start with an introduction course, NCS in Design. Here you will get practical tips and professional tools to be able to work unhindered with colour communication during the upcoming workshop and in your daily work.

The workshop is then continued in Mariefred a Color Trend Talk that culminates in an inspiring project. Together with experts in various fields, we dive into colour, light and material, and work with the entire colour design process. From understanding a colour to how you can work with colour in a context and create harmonizing color combinations.

Truly, the International Colour Workshop is unique in what it has to offer the professional working with colour or anyone interested in the historical and contemporary aspects of colour in our world.” – Marcia R. Cohen, USA

Who is this for?

The course is intended for you who work professionally with colour in e.g. architecture, design, furnishings or education, and want to deepen your knowledge within colour. Through an extensive colour project you will sharpen your theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills to be inspired to work successfully with colour in the different expressions of design.

Why take the course?

  • Take rational decisions about colour in design
  • Tune your colour design skills into immediate application in your design work
  • Improve your creative skills in a project of your own by experiencing a complete design process with teachers and participants from around the world
  • See inside other cultures’ design, thoughts and approaches
  • Discover how the impact of colour, patterns and light affects us and how colours can be combined
  • Learn more about how colour perception, interaction of colours, contrast reinforcement surrounding colours work


The course fee includes meals, single room accommodation, diploma, field trips and transfer to and from the course venue. Stockholm-Mariefred.


Karl Johan Bertilsson has over thirty years experience in colour and education field. He’s experienced in exterior, interior, furniture and products design with colour and colour trends. Karl Johan has been on the board of directors of Color Marketing Group (CMG) in USA. Today he’s the Creative Director at NCS Colour and work with trend forecast and gives lectures at different fairs around the globe

Berit Bergström has a lengthy experience giving colour courses and presentations worldwide in NCS on a very high level. She has carried out colour design courses for countless paint industries worldwide and has carried out a colour research project. Mrs Bergström has also been the Vice President of AIC, during 2006 to 2013

Bengt Ahlin is a colour and light designer who works with projects in both the public and private sectors in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany.
Since 2007 he teaches in colour theory and light design.

Björn Florman comes from the Material Library (Materialbiblioteket) and has a solid knowledge and insight into the material world.
Not least in environmental smart material choices that are one of the parts of the workshop, especially in regard how they affect the environment, how to work sustainably with materials and materials’ relation to colour – and the complexity surrounding this.


  • Duration: 5 days
  • Date: June 24-28th, 2019
  • Transfer: Stockholm – Mariefred
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Gripsholms Värdshus in Mariefred