The RISD Color Lab is a proposal for the next addition in this network of academic spaces. The aim of the Color Lab - to provide undergraduate and graduate education in color study, conduct applied and fundamental research on color study, and maintain an active liaison between academia and industry. Anticipated to situate on the ground floor of 30 Mainstreet Design Center, this space will act as the hub for all-things-color on the RISD campus.

Over the course of its history, the Rhode Island School of Design has prided itself on a series of transdisciplinary laboratory and education spaces (Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, Visual + Material Resource Center, RISD CoWorks, RISD Writing Center). The main intent of these spaces focuses on breaking within academic art and design silos by providing the space, resources, and knowledge to foster collaboration.