Colour Council

Informing the industry about the importance of colour

Teaming up with industry colour experts, the SBID Colour Council was created as a platform to inform and educate designers, architects and manufacturers. The council will act as a collective voice on the influence of colour in design, aiming to facilitate the discourse on colour and address key areas to provide specialist advice for design professionals. Consulting with industry experts in psychology, science and manufacturing, the council will provide evidence-based research to support best practice advice for trends and product development.

Carolina Calzada
Global Colour Research Specialist

Carolina is an expert in colour marketing and strategies for creative businesses. She has worked in colour consultancy for the last 10 years as the Managing Director of Global Color Research and Colour Hive. Through her work, she has helped companies implement colour strategy into their product development process and marketing initiatives.

Marianne Shillingford
Creative Director for Dulux

Marianne is the Creative Director of Dulux in the UK and Ireland with a career spanning 30 years. From studying Art at College to gaining a City & Guilds qualification in signwriting and decorating, she now works closely with creative disciplines while pursuing her career in colour, always seeking new ways of imagining the world through a palette of possibilities.

Markus Frentrop
Global Head of RAL Colours

Markus is the Global Head of RAL Colours and RAL Academy. Working in the field for more than 20 years, he has contributed his expertise to the colour world and to professionals who use colour in the areas of design. Under his leadership RAL Colours has evolved from a colour standardisation company to a design-orientated, award-winning company.

Vasiliki Petrou
Executive Vice President and Group CEO of Unilever Prestige

Vasiliki is a Group CEO of the Prestige Division of Unilever with 25+ years of international experience, leading a portfolio of 6 companies with global P&L responsibility and managing a networks of brands. She is a Fulright Scholar, recipient of the Kellogg Foundation Fellowship recognising female leaders and current Chairwoman of the Cosmetic Executive Women UK.

David Higham
General Manager of Craig & Rose

David is the General Manager of Craig & Rose with a career spanning 40 years. Through this experience internationally, David has worked with a number of retailers implementing colour strategy, including the product development process and marketing communications.

Lucy-Claire Cann
Contract Sales & Luxury at DEDAR MILANO

Lucy graduated from Staffordshire University with a degree in Psychology, focusing on the psychology behind colour and its effect on mood. Over the past 7 years she has worked for manufacturers within the Interior Design industry, working alongside award-winning Interior Designers on projects across the UK and Internationally.

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