Welcome to the SDC

The SDC is the world’s leading independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour worldwide. Our mission is to communicate the science of colour in a changing world. SDC is a professional, chartered society. Becoming a member gives access to SDC’s Professional Coloration Qualifications including the elite Chartered Colourist status. We have an international network of regions and activities.

Engaging with Colour
Engaging with Colour 2013-14 covers a wide range of our activity. The past year however was a notable one as we celebrated 50 years of the SDC Royal Charter – the granting of it means we are the only organisation in the world able to award the Chartered Colourist status.
Latest SDC News

New Award for Former President

James Keaton MBEProfessor James Keaton MBE, who is standing down as Pro-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool at the end of 2014 was the recipient of a 3rd honorary degree at the University’s December degree ceremonies.  He will continue his association with the University as Pro-Chancellor Emeritus and chair several subsidiary boards.

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SDC Pakistan – Principles of Colour Measurement

School of Textile Design, University of Management, Lahore, Pakistan

SDC London Region heat of the International Design Competition 2015

Fashion & Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street London SE1 3XF

Malcolm the Weaver
MTW Everybody has a favourite colour and Malcolm the Weaver can make them all. Muted colours from the past, bright and vibrant colours for now and for the future and unusual colours in your dreams. Buy Now
Instrumental Match Prediction
Merchant Adventurers' Hall To celebrate 50 years of digital colour match prediction the original article on Instrumental Match Prediction IMP from ICI is reproduced by permission from Dystar and from the collection of Dr R Hirschler. Read Now
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