Bernay Laity

Interior Colour and Design Consultant, Applied Colour Psychology and Colour for Design Educator

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Joined February 2021

My Teacher Intro

Hello! I’ve been working in the interior decorating and design world for more than twenty years providing colour advice and educating individuals and businesses on the use of colour in design and the psychology of colour.

I began as a freelance interior decorator and paint effects specialist, when inspired by my clients’ colour choices, I decided to learn more in-depth about the subject of colour. I studied with foremost colour psychologist Angela Wright of, before founding my own consultancy in 2006 to advise on the use of colour in design, creating interior colour specifications for private and corporate clients and colour ranges for paint companies.

As well as working for many lovely clients (I love the fact I was once described as ‘the colour ninja’!), including as brand spokesperson and consultant for Painthouse, I’m a keen advocate for developing colour education. I’ve delivered specialised courses and workshops on the effects of colour in design for professional designers and agencies, home improvement companies, homeowners and design students, in addition to educating on colour theory, colour psychology and trend forecasting for KLC Design School, London.

Qualifications & Experience

University of the Arts London – Central St Martins (2012)
Interior styling 3D Cert. O.A.

Colour Affects Teaching Certificate (Angela Wright, Colour Affects, London 2010)
Accredited teacher for Colour Affects System of Colour Psychology

NCS Natural Colour System certificate (NCS Colour UK 2006)
Understanding colour, colour specification and NCS-Natural Colour System

Colour Affects Diploma in Colour Psychology (Angela Wright, Colour Affects, London 2003)
Qualified to work as a colourist advising clients on the effects of colour in different design disciplines, and varied applications including interiors, styling and branding.

City and Guilds Working Designs & Interior Decorative Techniques (East Surrey College 1999)
The study of interior design and decorating including space planning, drawing plans and elevations, design development. Professional level specialist paint techniques.

NVQ L1 Painting & Decorating (East Surrey College 1999)
Professional level decorating skills and techniques.