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ID-102 - Applied Color for Designers - Patrick Tremblay

Course:Applied Color for Designers
Professor:Patrick Tremblay
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths
  • 16 Week



Hello, I have been instructing for 15 years at College of the Canyons, and I have been in this industry for 35 years as a business owner and designer. I expect you to come to class prepared to learn the methods of using color in design to become a successful designer, decorator, home stager, and consultant. 

Course Description


Students will show use of vocabulary associated with color theory and color systems through projects and/or quizzes. Students will be able to identify, create and change hues, and values through the use of pigmented and/or digital color. Students will show how to create color harmony appropriate for applications using textile, textures, and other surface finishes through projects and color boards.

Students will develop an understanding of the psychology of color as applied to the emotional needs of the user or client, creating a 2-D and/or 3-D presentation to convey design solutions in a professional and appropriate manner.

What to Expect in this Course

Everything is scheduled weekly, including assignments, PowerPoint exams, and finals. Please read your schedule, your reading assignments, and complete your assignments as specified in your schedule for this course.

We expect you to have the internet, a reliable computer, and a means to communicate with your instructor and fellow students. You will also need ZOOM with the class weekly.

Take part in class discussions, do your assignments, and follow along with the schedule. 

You can download a free copy of a ZOOM account at

Types of Assessments

There will be weekly written assignments, Power Points, exams, discussions, journal entries, and class participation.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Color In Interior

Design by John Pile

Published in 1997 (try to find a used one)

Publisher: McGraw Hill.

ISBN: 978-0070501652


The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition: Expert Color Information for Professional Results

by Leatice Eiseman Oct. 26, 2017

$23.13 to 26.99 

ISBN: 978-1631592966

Other Relevant Course Information

All questions will be answered in 24 hours from requests made through CANVAS. 

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

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Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 01/05/2022 Sub#: 1212