About Gloria Robertson

Gloria Robertson has over 20 years experience as a Certified Architectural Color Consultant, Designer, and Educator, and has also spent over four years researching and specifying the effects of color, light, and texture on senior populations and patients with dementia.

This in-depth experience and targeted expertise provide the foundation of Colors for Health, her practice providing education and consulting services to senior centers, colleges, universities, architectural & interior design firms, social work agencies, and other professionals interested in using strategic color design  to create or manage more therapeutic and more cost-effective  senior living environments.

Gloria’s Background

In addition to founding Colors for Health and her Architectural Color Consulting practice, Gloria Robertson has taught at the Boston Architectural College in Boston, Massachusetts and the ColorIQ Program in San Diego, California. She also recently served on the Board of the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA), including as Vice President of the IFDA Education Foundation.

Gloria is a Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) graduate and holds professional certifications from the International Association of Color Consultants-NA, the Eiseman Institute for Color Information and Training, and the Business of Color ColorIQ program. She has also spent four years researching the neuroscience and sensory effects of aging and dementia on senior populations with Paul Raia, PhD, former Vice President of the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter, also incorporating the works of other noted specialists in the field.  Ms. Robertson has also been featured in The Boston Globe, Design New England, and MARCH magazine.


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