Color applied to Interior Design

A course by Miriam Alía
Interior designer. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 11/08/2019
, Interior designer

Learn how to create strong chromatic combinations for interior projects

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% Positive reviews (29)
  • 1886 students
Color applied to Interior Design

Learn how to create strong chromatic combinations for interior projects

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% Positive reviews (29)
  • 1886 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 12 Lessons (1h 23m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Miriam Alía’s interior designs are characterized by her bold use of color, bringing light and joy to the space she works on. Color psychology is a fundamental aspect in her designs, meticulously working on fresh color palettes using textures, light, and structure, but above all, it’s the passion that she puts into her interiors that shines through her work. She has been recognized for her work in editorials such as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Interiores, and many more.

In this course, Miriam shares her love for interior design, going through her unique method of researching and working on a color scheme to find the ideal combination for each of her projects. Discover how to organize your ideas and harmonize a space. Work your own style in a room with confidence, by working on a mood board using Miriam’s expert techniques.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Official presentation: hello color
  • U3
    U3. Enjoying the color
  • U4
    U4. The hour of creativity
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get to know Miriam, how she got started in interior design, and how she developed her own style by taking bold decisions with original color palettes and her unconventional use of light. Get to know her influences and where she finds inspiration to set trends to create fresh new concepts.

Begin with Miriam’s three essential ingredients needed to carry out an interior design project: passion, motivation, and enjoyment. Get started in your project by analyzing color, with an emphasis on how important it is to fine-tune the little details in your concept for a successful end result. Revisit color theory and work on a chromatic circle.

Make a start on your own color palette, by experimenting with different color combinations such as monochromatic, analog, complementary, triad, and tetrad.

Explore the psychology of color, identifying the sensations that colors provoke to communicate a feeling throughout your design. Identify the different areas and textures, where you will apply the colors you choose for your palette, understanding how it impacts your overall design.

Discover how to organize your ideas by creating a mood board for your design. Learn how Miriam goes from the initial chaos of ideas to structuring them into a mood board to define a concept.

Next, see how to research the space for your interior design, seeing what questions to ask your clients. Get to know the space itself, analyzing its strengths and weaknesses, using all this information to make the final edits to your mood board.

Once you have determined all the aspects of your interior design, you can apply it to the space of your choice and share them with the course’s community!

What is this course's project?

Learn how to develop your own color palette and integrate different materials and textures in the context of an interior design project, by using a mood board to organize and plan your project.

Who is it for?

This course is for architects, design professionals, as well as anyone passionate about interior design, that wants to venture into creating an interior design project that stands out.

What you need

Previous knowledge in interior design is not necessary. You will only need the motivation to develop your creativity and delve into the world of interiors.


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Miriam Alía

A course by Miriam Alía

Interior designer

Miriam Alía is an interior designer from Spain, known for her unconventional use of color and light in her work. After finishing her studies in Interior design and working for several studios to perfect her style, she founded her own interior design studio in 2016: Miriam Alía Studio & Showroom in Madrid, Spain, where she works on projects for both commercial and residential interiors.

Through her unwavering commitment and passion, she has built a successful career and has worked on many grand interior design projects, including the interiors of an entire hotel in Moscow, which was recognized by Spanish magazine Interiores. She recently inaugurated her own furniture collection with her own brand I AM ALÍA, accomplishing one of her major career goals. Her work has been published in magazines such as Elle Decor, Nuevo Estilo, and Architectural Digest.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Trends and references
    • What will we do in the course?  
  • U2

    Official presentation: hello color

    • For tastes, primary, secondary and tertiary colors
    • Sometimes yes, sometimes no: color combination
    • Color fever and its psychology
  • U3

    Enjoying the color

    • 3D color and interior design
    • Shaping ideas and emotions: mood boards
    • The importance of materials
  • U4

    The hour of creativity

    • In order to create you have to know how to listen
    • Know and connect with space
    • Inspiration & mood boards
  • FP

    Final project

    • Learn how to create a color palette to decorate a space

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Color applied to Interior Design. A Architecture, and Spaces course by Miriam Alía Best Seller

Color applied to Interior Design

A course by Miriam Alía
Interior designer. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 11/08/2019
  • 97% Positive reviews (29)
  • 1886 students