The art and skill of true color design is often lost in programs that teach color, yet it's the most important skill you need to be a highly respected color designer


What is the difference between Color Specification and Color Design?

Color Specification is, the art of selecting colors and coordinating materials such as tile, textiles, and flooring for a cohesive and harmonious palette.

Color Design is, color specification plus the integration of color in the entire design of any space, in a thoughtful, purposeful, and creative way! 

Frequently Asked Questions

CACD is a comprehensive, advanced certification course in Architectural Color Design that will take your design skills and build on them to elevate your business to an exciting, new level!. Explore color through design projects, collaboration, lecture and more. Learn how color behaves in the human environment and then apply it to a comprehensive design scheme.

You will learn how to use and incorporate the Color Context Modeltm in your design as well as busting the many myths of architectural color.

The Certified Architectural Color Design Course will benefit Architectural Color Consultants, Interior Designers, Interior Decorators, Home Stagers, Architects, and Advanced Architectural Color Students. If you are proficient at selecting color, determining undertones, and placing colors in a pleasing color scheme, than this course is for you.

The "live" class consists of 3 full days with 3 distinct modules; Color Science, Advanced Color, and Commercial Color.

The full rate for 3 days, including all materials, pro tools, and catered lunch each day is $1375. A payment Plan is available, just click to register to access link to pay via a payment plan

The Creative Spark

 Find your Creative Voice

Breaking Color Rules

Color Classification

Color Perception

Creating Custom Color

 Color & Light 

Static vs. Dynamic Design

Seven Principles of Design

Breakthrough Principles of Composition


Principles of Color Design

Advanced Color Placement

Advanced Palette Development

Specifying Product 

Why Pigments Matter

The Myths of Undertones & Neutrals

 Advanced Color Composition

Residential Color Solutions

Incorporating Color into Design

Group Projects in Practice 

Color in Retail, Healthcare and Commercial

Color Plans for Public Spaces

Color in Healthcare and Schools

Palette Developmemt for Retail, Commercial

Working with HOA's And Design Committees

Colors for Health & Aging 

Contracts & Workflow

Setting Your Fees for Maximum Profit

What Will I Get

Workbook, Forms, Worksheets and Projects

Benjamin Moore Architectural Set

Proprietary Color Tools

CACD Appellation and Logo

Press Release

Swag Bag Tool Kit

Personal Mentoring with Teresa Tullio After Class Completion

Catered Lunch each day

Earn 2 CEU credits (AIA, IDCEC)

About the ColorIQ Instructors

Teresa Tullio

Teresa Tullio's 20+ years of experience includes working with numerous high-profile clients and completing over 5000 successful projects from urban townscapes, restaurants, residential homes, commercial businesses to healthcare institutions.

As a graduate of IACC-NA (International Association of Color Consultants), Teresa studied under the direction of the highly respected, Professor Frank Mahnke.

Teresa was also the creator/owner of Pure Home Color Bar in Kirkland, Washington where her full-spectrum paint line and custom colors became the popular choice for thousands of home and business owners.

Gloria Robertson

Gloria Robertson has over 20 years of experience as a Certified Architectural Color Consultant, Designer, and Educator. Gloria holds professional certifications from the International Association of Color Consultants (IACC-NA), the Eiseman Institute for Color Information and Training, and the Business of Color ColorIQ program (CACC level 3).

In addition to founding Colors for Health and her Architectural Color Consulting practice, Gloria Robertson has taught at the Boston Architectural College in Boston, Massachusetts and the ColorIQ Program in San Diego, California.


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