SBID Colour Council

Informing the industry about the importance of colour

A collective voice on the influence of colour in design; The SBID colour council consists of colour experts from across the design industry. From psychology and science to colour theory, forecasting and manufacturing; the SBID colour council sets the standard in the way interior design works with colours. They provide a knowledge of resource to designers for product development and share their experience on the influence of colour across all levels of design.

From news articles, journals and Q&As to live talks, debates and seminars, the SBID colour council provides expert guidance, inspiration and accuracy as well as helping each designer to improve their standards of practice.

If you are interested in joining the council, get in touch

Latest Colour blog posts

  • Residential interior design image by Design Studio of Yuriy Zimenko - Colour Blocking featured in Dr Vanessa Brady article on Fashion and Interiors
    Fashion Design merges with Interior Design
    It is no coincidence that Fashion Designers eventually, once recognised as a ‘Designer Luxury Brand’, merge into interior design beginning with stylising and décor products. The super luxury homes of London will be adorned with the most exquisi...
  • Intro by Chak, Power of the Colour residential design project images for SBID interior design blog, Project of the Week
    The Power of the Colour in Mediterranean Holiday Apartment
    This week's instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features a 90 square metre apartment, set on the Mediterranean Sea, not far from Alicante. This quirky holiday home is located in an apartment block surrounded by lush greenery; the ...
  • SBID Colour Council feature image by Cyril Architecture Design Co on SBID interior design blog
    Global brands join the SBID Colour Council
    Created as a hub for colour knowledge, the Society of British and International Design (SBID) teamed up with global industry colour experts to join the SBID Colour Council. Acting as an international platform dedicated to serving the design community...

The SBID Colour Council Experts

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paul Nulty
Founder of Nulty & Nulty Bespoke

Paul Nulty started his career within lighting design 19 years ago. In 2006 FX Magazine named him one of the top six young lighting designers to watch. In May 2011 he founded Nulty, followed by Nulty Bespoke in 2016; specialising in the design and manufacture of custom-made handcrafted luminaires of the utmost quality.

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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