Color By The Numbers™ | Online Course

Want to learn how to choose the best interior paint colors for your home? Color By The Numbers™ is a self-paced, online course that teaches you how to use the science of color to get the paint results you want!


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No more staring at tiny paint chips in the store trying to guess what hidden undertones may be lurking in the background. We teach you the science basics of color in 7 simple, easy-to-understand lessons and how to apply that knowledge in a practical, useful way.

You’ll also learn how to navigate the same color system that paint manufacturers use to make and manage their product. Once you understand the process, you’ll never look at color the same way again. You’ll have the confidence that comes from knowing how to choose paint colors with purpose and intention.


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Here’s What You’ll Get

  • 7 video lessons that teach you the science of color and how to use it to choose interior paint colors
  • 7 practice activities and quizzes to test your skills
  • Downloadable workbook of cheat sheets, infographics, checklists, and worksheets
  • 100% online, on-demand, and completely at your own pace, with a full year of unlimited access

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Who is this course for?

This course is designed specifically for homeowners and color lovers!

While home stagers, e-designers, painters, and paint store pros will learn new strategies for predicting and managing how color will render in a space and are absolutely invited to enroll, please understand this is not a professional-level course and does not provide any certification or CE credits. It does provide lots of practical, evidence-based information about color in a straightforward, easy-to-understand format.

Is this course 100% online?

Yep! Even your Workbook is a fillable PDF! (We strongly recommend using a desktop or laptop computer, though. Some features may be harder to use or access on a mobile device.)

How do I access the course?

Create an account at checkout, and you’ll be able to download your Course Workbook (a fillable PDF) and Instructions to Access the Course (PDF) immediately after purchase. You’ll also receive links to download these documents via email. You can log into your account on our website to download at any time. Your course access is valid for one year from date of enrollment.

How long will it take me to finish the course?

Many students finish the course in one day, but it’s self-paced so you can go as slow or fast as you like! The course is comprised of 7 videos that average about 10-minutes each. Re-watch as many times as you want. You’ll have access to the course for a full year from your date of enrollment.

Will this course teach me how to choose exterior colors as well?

Not necessarily. While many of the basic color principles you’ll learn can be applied when selecting exterior paint colors, in this course our emphasis is on choosing interior paint color with respect to lighting and interior finishes.

Will I learn how to mix paint colors in this course?

No. We teach you how predict and manage paint color that’s dry on the walls. Handling the complex chemical composition of pigments and base formula is best handled by the experts at the paint store, and we teach you how to maximize the potential of what they have to offer.

Are you trying to trick me into taking chemistry? Will I have to do a bunch of complicated math and formulas?

No way. There’s very little math involved (nothing a third grader couldn’t do). It sounds and looks a little overwhelmingly scientific and mathematical at first blush, but the process really isn’t that complex. You just need someone to show you how to apply it to choosing paint colors…and we’re pretty good at teaching people!

Does the process your course teaches only work for certain paint brands? Do I need a fan deck?

Nope – our process works for all of them! What we teach you in this course applies to all paint brands! No more eyeballing those tiny little chips trying to see invisible undertones. Once you learn how the science of color works, tools like fan decks just become fun bonuses.


“I’m Vannessa Rhoades, creator of the Color By The Numbers™ online course. Since 2013, my company has specialized in providing positive and empowering home staging and color consultations for hundreds of homeowners in Houston’s western suburbs and online across the country. Here are 7 great reasons to enroll!

Color By The Numbers™ will…

  • ….teach you a practical, evidence-based approach to evaluating color.
  • …remove the guesswork and subjectivity.
  • …teach you how to locate spectral data and use it to find the color you want.
  • …inspire confidence in your color choices.
  • …simplify choosing the perfect white paint.
  • …decode the mystery of neutral paint.
  • …explain how light can change the look of your paint color.