Learn Professional Colour Analysis: 7 Top Tips

People decide to train in a new subject or to sign up for an educational course or diploma for many different reasons. In our article below, we give you our 7 Top Tips for How to Study for Professional Colour Analysis Now.

Whatever your motivation, it’s quite possible that you may not have been actively in education for a while. Getting started again may feel a little daunting.

TIP 1: 

Choose the right course. It’s not just about what you’ll learn – it’s about how you’ll learn. A self-study or home study course (also known as distance learning) can be a good way to start. The Pros are that you will generally be working at your own pace. You won’t have strict deadlines to stick to – unless of course, you set them for yourself. This means that self-study is ideal for fitting around work or family commitments. These courses are cheaper to follow as you won’t have travel and accommodation costs to factor in.

TIP 2:

There’s a lot of misinformation on the internet. Colour Analysis is a visual process…so any worthwhile course must include practical sessions, with assessment and feedback. You can learn theory from books…but it’s really not the same as hands on experience. Make sure your course includes practical sessions.

TIP 3: 

Some people find it difficult to keep to a pattern when studying alone, so plan your learning and develop good habits from the start and set yourself some reasonable goals (talk to one of our tutors if you are not sure how to go about this). We offer a no obligation Discovery Call so you can speak to one of our team before you commit to our course.

TIP 4: 

Break your reading up into short periods, say half an hour at a time and then take a break. You may like to follow the POMODORO technique that we reviewed in our July newsletter to Consultants. Remind yourself what you have read at the beginning and end of a reading period.

TIP 5: 

There are various Accelerated Learning systems to help you study. One of the simplest is to listen to music which has 60 beats to the minute while you are studying. This increases the ability to memorise dramatically. For other people it may be that your brain is most retentive first thing in the morning – or it may be that you can only get peace and quiet when your family is asleep.

The key to learning well is to be relaxed while you study – but this can be different for everyone – so work out if you need complete silence or work better with music on.

TIP 6: 

Make your own notes and used coloured pens and highlighters to mark what you need to remember and start to put into practise what you have read as soon as possible, even if you feel a bit awkward at the beginning.

TIP 7: 

Having a tutor which is part of all the courses with Imagination can really help you focus – and you can share your goals with your tutor to help you stay on track. Our tutors are professionals in this field and have run their own colour businesses for several years, so they can really help you and give you really good advice. They are there to help you and are happy to answer questions at any time


We don’t put a time limit on our courses. People have taken between two months and two years, when it has been necessary to take a break, through illness or family commitments. However, depending on the course, most complete easily within six months. And most students do this alongside working full-time. You will benefit from keeping up the momentum. If you have to stop for any time, you can let our tutors know and get advice when getting started again.

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Helen Colour Analysis Tutor @TrainingwithImagination

December 2021, Updated 11/22, 08/23, 06/24