Colour: Creating Commercial Colour Palettes

Colour plays an essential part in the development of fashion and homeware ranges, it can literally make or break a season.  The aim of this course is to give learners an understanding of the theory of colour, colour trend prediction, as well as how colours can be combined with core/neutral colours to create commercial colour palettes for a season.

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What you will learn

  • How we see light and colour
  • How we measure and talk about colour
  • How colour plays a part on our culture and psyche
  • How trend prediction companies develop trend colours
  • How to build a commercial colour palette for a season that works with core/neutral colours

Modules in more detail

Colour Theory and the Psychology of Colour – the science of light and colour, the colour wheel, colour schemes and the impact of culture on our psyche

Colour Predictions and Colour Palettes  – who are the major colour prediction companies and what do they do? How to create a seasonal colour palette for womenswear, menswear, kidswear and homeware

Who is this course for

This course would benefit those wishing to get a job in a fashion or homeware buying department, or someone who has been working in merchandise planning/stores etc. who wishes to transition into buying.


$125.00 excl GST

or 4 payments of $31.25 with Wizit learn more

4 x fortnightly payments of $34.38(inc GST)

Unsure if a course is right for you...

If you are uncertain whether a course is at the right level for you, then take an assessment through the Numensa Assessment Centre.  We have six different assessments, three for buying and three for planning.  

  • Entry – for anyone new to retail or working in a buyer’s admin or allocator level
  • Intermediate – for anyone working at the assistant/junior buyer/planner level
  • Advanced – for anyone working at a buyer/planner or senior buyer/planner level

At a glance...

  • 2 online modules
  • Total learning time =  45 minutes
  • Works across PC, tablet and phone
  • Audio voiceover
  • Interactive e-learning with visual exercises and quiz
  • Full access for 6 months
  • Developed by retail buying professionals
  • Digital certificate on completion
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Or call 1300 969 560 to speak to Beverley Chambers about the best course for you.