Individual Membership

Open to anyone with an interest in colour, Individual Membership is the start of your membership journey, whether you are from a technical background, retail, fashion/design or the wider coloration industry.

If you are actively engaged in the coloration industry and hold a relevant qualification or have substantial relevant experience, you can upgrade your membership and progress towards an SDC qualification.

All individual members receive the SDC’s quarterly magazine – ‘The Colourist‘ with news, features and profiles. You also receive regular email updates and a monthly e-newsletter. In addition you have access to our Knowledge Vault and are eligible to discounts on a wide range of publications, training and events.


Data Protection laws have changed, with GDPR effective from 25 May 2018. Everything we email you about is a member benefit and to have the best experience of membership you will need to opt-in to receive communications from SDC. For more information about how we use the data we collect please refer to our Privacy Policy and Fair Processing Policy.

Membership fees

For a list of membership fees see the documents section.

In a number of countries there are local regions. This means that in addition to the core package of benefits delivered centrally by SDC, additional activities and events are delivered locally; countries include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. In the UK there are regions in the Midlands, London and North of England.

Tax relief is available on our membership subscriptions.

Next steps

You can either join today or if you would prefer you can download an application form from the documents section and email or post it back to us. We offer 10% discount for payment by Direct Debit if a UK bank account holder, please contact for more details. Alternatively, you can pay by debit or credit card, cheque or bank transfer; please see payment methods in the document section.

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