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SD map.2jpgWe know it’s easy to find classes, seminars and workshops on color that focus only on theory and principles. Important, yes, but this approach is lacking. To become a successful architectural color consultant it s important to know the “why” of color. Specifying color for a human environment requires interdisciplinary study and practical application. In other words, it’s much more than just picking pretty colors! A successful color consultant knows the why of color specification, proper color placement and all of the “rules” but an extraordinary color consultant knows how to design with color and create color stories while observing the rules. In other words the creative process is essential to architectural color!

Gaslamp Home2Because we’re so happy and inspired by our new home, The Color in Downtown San Diego, we ColorPlacehave structured our classes to also be a creative and colorful destination spot! Think of it as a “color retreat” Enjoy the beautiful beaches, restaurants, and city life of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. In fact, bring your significant other and make it a mini vacation!

New at ColorIQ

  • New Tools to get your business off to a quick start when you arrive back home.
  • Breakfast, is now included each day along with coffee, beverages and snacks to keep you going! Healthy, fresh and yummy from local markets.



Let’s face it. Working with color in design is more than a  fundamental understanding of color theory. It is a discipline that requires proficiency in abstract thinking and creative process.  In addition to the core curriculum, ColorIQ  offers a  series of practical exercises and lessons to strengthen your creativity and shake loose the habits of thought that inhibit the creative process.

testimonial-max-01-01-02We also believe that understanding the business relationship of color consulting is extremely important to your success. It’s no secret, we will fill in the blanks and answer such questions as; Where do I go from here? How do I begin? how do I create a marketing campaign? What should I charge? What are others doing? …And much more!

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ColorIQ is the most thorough and comprehensive color consultant certification program for serious color professionals anywhere.

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ColorIQ ScholarshipScholarships | Throughout the year we extend scholarship opportunities to those that exhibit a passion for color and are preparing or advancing their skills as an architectural color consultant. Please email to request an application.

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