INT909 - Colour Theory and Accessories for Home Staging

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Last revision date 2018-07-20 11:33:49.497
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Subject Title
Colour Theory and Accessories for Home Staging

Subject Description
This workshop provides students with the larger principles of choosing colour palettes and accessories when staging a home. Lighting and maximizing appeal with various accessories such as furniture, flowers, and textiles are discussed.

Credit Status
This is a required credit in the Home Staging ROA

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify sources of inspiration for a staging colour palette
  2. Express differences in style through material and accessory selection
  3. Illustrate functional space design in effective home staging
  4. Analyze lighting as an integral part of home staging to maximize appeal

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Topic Outline

  • Colour pallettes
  • Material selection
  • Accessory selection
  • Space design and functionality
  • Lighting

Mode of Instruction

Prescribed Texts

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Discussions and hands on activities will be completed during the workshop and students will receive a SAT or UNSAT grade for participation and attendance.

Approved by: Lisa Somers