The Little Book of Colour

Illuminating the science, psychology and emotional significance of colour, with key assessments for finding your own true colour compatibility, this book will help you to rediscover meaning in everything you do through the joy of colour.

Author: Karen Haller

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024135286X

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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A SUNDAY TIMES DESIGN BOOK OF THE YEAR _________________________________________ The definitive guide for harnessing the power of colour to improve your happiness, wellbeing and confidence Wouldn't you like to boost your confidence simply by slipping on 'that' yellow jumper? Or when you get home after a stressful day, be instantly soothed by the restful green of your walls? The colours all around us hold an emotional energy. Applied Colour Psychology specialist, Karen Haller, explains the inherent power of colour; for example, looking closely at the colours we love or those we dislike can bring up deeply buried memories and with them powerful feelings. A revolutionary guide to boosting your wellbeing, The Little Book of Colour puts you firmly in the driver's seat and on the road to changing the colours in your world to revamp your mood and motivation. Illuminating the science, psychology and emotional significance of colour, with key assessments for finding your own true colour compatibility, this book will help you to rediscover meaning in everything you do through the joy of colour. Get ready to join the colour revolution, and change your life for the better.

The Colour Book

Using a series of step-by-step exercises, this book explains why this dissonance occurs, providing a freesh look at the key terms and concepts artists require to appreciate their chosen craft.

Author: David Lloyd

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861269744

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 136

This study enables the reader to understand the associations between different colors in a new way, closing the gap between theory and successful practice. Art students and artists alike will be familiar with the conventional theories of color mixing and may well have been disappointed when putting these theories into practice. Using a series of step-by-step exercises, this book explains why this dissonance occurs, providing a freesh look at the key terms and concepts artists require to appreciate their chosen craft.

Colour and Language

We may now ask whether the list of 271 colours referred to above which could easily be increased with every successive issue of " VOGUE ” informing its readers of the coming “ new colours " for autumn , winter , spring and summer is ...

Author: Siegfried Wyler

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823342199

Category: Anglais (Langue) - Sémantique

Page: 203

View: 789

Love Colour

This book also includes removable colour chart booklet so you can note and match your perfect colours anytime you are out and about.

Author: Anna Starmer


ISBN: 178240578X

Category: Color guides

Page: 256

View: 452

"International colour expert Anna Starmer's new book, Love Colour: Choosing Colours to Live With, combines advice and eye-catching photography with a pull-out colour chart to help give you the confidence to transform your home into a haven of hues." - House Beautiful "Having worked with top interior brands including Anthropologie, Dualit, John Lewis, and Marks & Spencer, Anna Starmer's expertise in tones and accents is unparalleled. Love Colour: Choosing Colours to Live With is a complete guide to help you to embrace colour and choose the right hues for your home with confidence." - Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms "The ultimate inspirational read for design-loving couples setting up home." - Wedding Ideas magazine Choosing colours for your home can become an overwhelming and confusing process--there is just so much on offer. Love Colour will help you to bring your favourite colours to life by successfully making all those challenging decisions. Renowned international colour expert Anna Starmer takes you by the hand and guides you through this lavishly illustrated rainbow world of colour combinations, teaching you everything you need to know about hues, tones, accents and foundation colours along the way. Start by simply choosing a colour you love, then take your inspiration from our accessible and practical palettes to create your own colour combinations. This book also includes removable colour chart booklet so you can note and match your perfect colours anytime you are out and about.

The Secret Lives of Color

In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh’s chrome yellow sunflowers or punk’s fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization.

Author: Kassia St Clair

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704946

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 326

One of USA Today's “100 Books to Read While Stuck at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis” A dazzling gift, the unforgettable, unknown history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-colored volume. “Beautifully written . . . Full of anecdotes and fascinating research, this elegant compendium has all the answers.” —NPR, Best Books of 2017 The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes, and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso’s blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh’s chrome yellow sunflowers or punk’s fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture. “This passionate and majestic compedium will leave you bathed in the gorgeous optics of light.” —Elle

Colour Design

Colour design provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of colour, from the fundamental principles of what colour is to its important applications across a vast range of industries.

Author: J Best

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857095536

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

View: 844

Given its importance in analysing and influencing the world around us, an understanding of colour is a vital tool in any design process. Colour design provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of colour, from the fundamental principles of what colour is to its important applications across a vast range of industries. Part one covers the main principles and theories of colour, focusing on the human visual system and the psychology of colour perception. Part two goes on to review colour measurement and description, including consideration of international standards, approval methods for textiles and lithographic printing, and colour communication issues. Forecasting colour trends and methods for design enhancement are then discussed in part three along with the history of colour theory, dyes and pigments, and an overview of dye and print techniques. Finally, part four considers the use of colour across a range of specific applications, from fashion, art and interiors, to food and website design. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Colour design is an invaluable reference tool for all those researching or working with colour and design in any capacity. Provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of colour in textiles Discusses the application of colour across a vast range of industries Chapters cover the theories, measurement and description of colour, forecasting colour trends and methods for design enhancement

Colour Perception

colour appearance (cont.) material colours 415, 432 mental attitude 416 metallic appearance 415, 418 object colours 34, 35, 140, 384, 397, 412 reddish-green 487, 490, 507 seeing two colours at the same location 414 surface colours 388, ...

Author: Rainer Mausfeld

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191660426

Category: Psychology


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Colour has long been a source of fascination to both scientists and philosophers. In one sense, colours are in the mind of the beholder, in another sense they belong to the external world. Colours appear to lie on the boundary where we have divided the world into 'objective' and 'subjective' events. They represent, more than any other attribute of our visual experience, a place where both physical and mental properties are interwoven in an intimate and enigmatic way. The last few decades have brought fascinating changes in the way that we think about 'colour' and the role 'colour' plays in our perceptual architecture. In Colour Perception: Mind and the physical world, leading scholars from cognitive psychology, philosophy, neurophysiology, and computational vision provide an overview of the contemporary developments in our understanding of colours and of the relationship between the 'mental' and the 'physical'. With each chapter followed by critical commentaries, the volume presents a lively and accessible picture of the intellectual traditions which have shaped research into colour perception. Written in a non-technical style and accessible to an interdisciplinary audience, the book will provide an invaluable resource for researchers in colour perception and the cognitive sciences.


The Oxford English Dictionary quotes Reid , who , in 1764 , stated succinctly : Philosophers affirm that colour is not in bodies but in the mind ; and the vulgar affirm that colour is not in the mind , but a quality of bodies .

Author: Hazel Rossotti

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691023867

Category: Science

Page: 239

View: 414

Discusses the colors of the natural world, the mechanism of color vision, uses of color in technology, and the psychological effects of color

Principles of Colour and Appearance Measurement

Object Appearance, Colour Perception and Instrumental Measurement Asim Kumar Roy Choudhury. usual to represent the gamut of a colour reproduction system graphically as the range of colours available in some device-independent colour ...

Author: Asim Kumar Roy Choudhury

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857099248

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 236

Colour and appearance perceptions are very complex psychological phenomena. Written by one of the foremost authorities in the field, Principles of Colour and Appearance Measurement is a major two-volume work addressing the key topics required to understand the issues and manage colour effectively. The book addresses how objects appear to viewers, how viewers perceive colour, and the major types of instrumentation used to measure colour. Chapters detail the characteristics of light sources and object colour and appearance attributes. They encompass the complexities of human visual perception, including the various causes and types of colour blindness, and other unusual visual phenomena. The book also covers colour measurement instruments and methods, as well as fluorescence and whiteness. Principles of Colour Appearance and Measurement is a comprehensive resource for designers, colour technologists, colour quality inspectors, product developers, and anyone who uses colour in their work. Addresses the key topics required to understand the issues of colour measure and management Examines how viewers perceive colour and how objects appear to them Reviews the major types of instrumentation used to measure colour

Colour Vision

being coloured is a relational property ( see the final section of Chapter 3 ) . Second , neurophysiological subjectivism provides only a narrow account of the perceptual content of colour vision , but the ecological phenomena reviewed ...

Author: Evan Thompson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415117968

Category: Psychology

Page: 354

View: 669

Thompson provides an accessible review of the current scientific and philosophical discussions of colour vision and is vital readingfor all cognitive scientists and philsophers whose interests touch upon this central area.Colour fascinates all of us, and scientists and philosophers have sought to understand the true nature of colour vision for many years. In recent times, investigations into colour vision have been one of the main success stories of cognitive science, for each discipline within the field - neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, computer science and artificial intelligence, and philosophy - has contributed significantly to our understanding of colour. Evan Thompson's book is a major contribution to this interdisciplinary project. Colour Vision provides an accessible review of the current scientific and philosophical discussions of colour vision. Thompson steers a course between the subjective and objective positions on colour, arguing for a relational account. This account develops a novel 'ecological' approach to colour vision in cognitive science and the philosophy of perception. It is vital reading for all cognitive scientists and philosophers whose interests touch upon this central area.

The Colour Light and Contrast Manual

NCS colour notations are based on how much a given colour seems to resemble two or more of these six elementary colours. NCS was the notation system used for the initial research work in Project Rainbow (Bright and Cook, 1999).

Author: Keith Bright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319835

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 229

Endorsed by the Society of Light and Lighting, this practical bookoffers comprehensive guidance on how colour, light and contrast canbe incorporated within buildings to enhance their usability. Thebook provides state-of-the-art, clear guidance as well as avaluable information source for busy professionals involved in thedesign or management of new and existing environments. The ways colour, light and contrast are used within builtenvironments are critical in determining how people interact withthe space, and how confident, safe, and secure they will feel whendoing so. They also have a major influence on a person’ssense of well-being and their ability to use the environmentindependently and without undue effort. Understanding how to use colour and contrast and how they areinfluenced by both natural and artificial lighting is vital for allthose involved in the design and management of the environments andspaces we all use. In recent years there has been a considerable amount of workundertaken to further our understanding of how colour, light andcontrast affect emotion and sensory abilities, and how they canassist or hinder people in their everyday lives. Other publications consider these issues individually but TheColour, Light and Contrast Manual: designing and managing inclusivebuilt environments draws knowledge and information together toproduce a unique, comprehensive and informative guide to how thethree elements can work together to improve the design andmanagement of environments for us all. Supporting website at:

Progress in Colour Studies

Introduction to Section 1 The section comprises chapters reporting recent empirical studies that explore phenomena in colour perception and colour cognition. It opens with a chapter by Jan Koenderink entitled “The colours and the ...

Author: Lindsay W. MacDonald

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027263825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

View: 798

This volume presents authoritative and up-to-date research in colour studies by specialists across a wide range of academic disciplines, including vision science, psychology, psycholinguistics, linguistics, anthropology, onomastics, philosophy, archaeology and design. The chapters have been developed from papers and posters presented at the Progress in Colour Studies (PICS2016) conference held at University College London in September 2016. The book continues the series from the earlier PICS conferences, which have become renowned for their insights into colour in language and cognition. In the present book all chapters have been rigorously peer-reviewed and revised to ensure the highest standards throughout. The chapters are grouped into three sections: Colour Perception and Cognition; The Language of Colour; and The Diversity of Colour. Each section is preceded by a short introduction drawing together the themes of its chapters. There are over 120 colour illustrations.

Animal Colour Changes and Their Neurohumours

202 Kropp , B. and Crozier , W. J. , sources of Parker , G. H. and Porter , H. , colour crustacean neurohumours , 61 changes in elasmobranchs , 92 Parker , G. H. and Pumphrey , S. M. , Lebistės genetics , 281 nerves and pulsation of ...

Author: George Howard Parker

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9781001284958

Category: Animals

Page: 377

View: 838

Colour and the Optical Properties of Materials

33 Light and Colour the eyes of all animals, rhodopsin, is a dipolar molecule with an optical axis. These molecules absorb polarised light energy maximally when the direction of polarisation is parallel to the optical axis of the ...

Author: Richard J. D. Tilley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119554691

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 768

The updated third edition of the only textbook on colour The revised third edition of Colour and the Optical Properties of Materials focuses on the ways that colour is produced, both in the natural world and in a wide range of applications. The expert author offers an introduction to the science underlying colour and optics and explores many of the most recent applications. The text is divided into three main sections: behaviour of light in homogeneous media, which can largely be explained by classical wave optics; the way in which light interacts with atoms or molecules, which must be explained mainly in terms of photons; and the interaction of light with insulators, semiconductors and metals, in which the band structure notions are of primary concern. The updated third edition retains the proven concepts outlined in the previous editions and contains information on the significant developments in the field with many figures redrawn and new material added. The text contains new or extended sections on photonic crystals, holograms, flat lenses, super-resolution optical microscopy and modern display technologies. This important book: Offers and introduction to the science that underlies the everyday concept of colour Reviews the cross disciplinary subjects of physics, chemistry, biology and materials science, to link light, colour and perception Includes information on many modern applications, such as the numerous different colour displays now available, optical amplifiers lasers, super-resolution optical microscopy and lighting including LEDs and OLEDs Contains new sections on photonic crystals, holograms, flat lenses, super-resolution optical microscopy and display technologies Presents many worked examples, with problems and exercises at the end of each chapter Written for students in materials science, physics, chemistry and the biological sciences, the third edition of Colour and The Optical Properties of Materials covers the basic science of the topic and has been thoroughly updated to include recent advances in the field.

Colour Healing and the Human Soul

Understanding colours and using them for health and therapy Gladys Mayer ... This ancient wisdom taught that colour, both in the outer world and in the inner life of the soul, arises through the mingling of darkness and of light.

Author: Gladys Mayer

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855845652

Category: Religion

Page: 68

View: 328

In a delightful study – originally comprising two separate booklets – the accomplished artist and teacher Gladys Mayer explains that colour is nothing other than the very substance of the soul. Just as the body is made up of mineral, water, air and warmth, so the soul is made up of colour. This is revealed in the emotions of sadness and joy and the many shades in between, as expressed in human language – for example: ‘seeing red’, ‘rose-coloured spectacles’ and ‘jaundiced view’. Mayer discusses the basis of colour theory and its methodology, and the importance of colour for everyday life and health. It is as fundamental to the soul as air is to the body. By increasing our awareness of the spiritual laws of colour, we can acquire a balanced and enriched life of soul. Thus, colour can become a healing force in life, enabling us to tackle the deadening, grey aspects of our mechanised civilisation. Based on the work of Rudolf Steiner, which she studied intensively for many years, Mayer offers an approach to colour that is of value to painters and artists, as well as to those interested in psychology, health and healing, spirituality and personal development.

Love Pattern and Colour

Love Pattern & Colour sets out to seduce. Filled with images of beautiful interiors and beguiling prints, its aim is to inspire you to bring pattern into your home and make it part of your life. But it is also a practical book dedicated ...

Author: Charlotte Abrahams

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 0711257493

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 656

Whether you want to fill your home with a riot of different patterns, or are looking for a single motif for a feature wall, there’s an amazing array to choose from, and Love Pattern and Colour is the perfect place to start. Bursting with beautiful images of pattern designs from all over the world, this book shows how clever use of pattern can change a room: it can create a bold and striking space filled with drama, a cosy, comforting corner, or a cheery, colourful place that lifts the spirits. Being creative with pattern doesn’t just mean choosing it for your walls: there’s a feast of styles displayed here for furniture, lampshades, floors, tableware, curtains and cushions. Looking at eight popular themes and how they can be used in a huge variety of ways, Love Pattern and Colour shows you designs and styles that can transform your home. Chapters and motifs featured include: Abstracts – brush strokes, marbling, random swirls Botanicals – trees, leaves, grasses, seedheads Scenes and Stories – Chinoiserie, toile du jouy Florals – spectacular blooms, country garden Cultural Travellers - paisley, Ikat, Islamic arabesques Geometrics – stripes, spots, squares Animal Kingdom – animal motifs and prints Textures – visual and tactile Charlotte Abrahams loves pattern and wants you to love it too. With her expert advice on how to choose and use pattern, and how to make it work in different spaces, you can find your personal style and decorate your home with flair.

Colour and Healing

COLOUR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS What is colour ? What has it to do with healing ? These are questions about which an attempt will be made to find appropriate answers . The answers should be significant . For whilst colour is becoming ...

Author: Gladys Mayer

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787305918


Page: 35

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Plus How Colour Affects Us. Contents: the Importance of Understanding Colour; Colour Questions & Answers; Colour in Everyday Life; Colour, Healing & Health; How to Use Colours; Bibliography.

Sicily Herald and the Blazon of Colours Renaissance Colour Symbolism I

One has to consider whether the coloured material is dry or moist or middling. If dryness has predominance in the material, it is transmuted by warmth into the colour white; if the material is transmuted by coldness, then the colour ...

Author: Roy Osborne


ISBN: 1326639854

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 433

'Sicily Herald and the Blazon of Colours' brings together the original texts with original English translations of two closely related primary sources on Renaissance colour symbolism. 'Le Blason de toutes armes et éscutz' (The blazon of all arms and shields) was completed about 1420 by Jean Courtois (c. 1375-1436), the Sicily Herald, and printed in Paris in 1495. The second, 'Le Blason des couleurs en armes, livrées, et devises' (The blazon of colours in arms, liveries and devices), by Gilles Corrozet (1510-68), was published in Paris in 1527 by Pierre Le Brodeur. They were first two books on colour to be printed in Europe, and are now available in English for the first time in five centuries. Roy Osborne is an artist, educator and historian, and author of books on colour. He was awarded the Turner Medal of the Colour Group (Great Britain) in 2003, and the Colour in Art, Design and Environment Medal of the International Colour Association in 2019.

Colour in Sculpture

Early Colour Symbolism and Colour Theories. 187. feasible: firstly, the chromatic range of colours was extended and more fully applied and, secondly, black and white came into their own as colour values and in sculpture found their ...

Author: Hannelore Hägele

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443852651

Category: Art

Page: 369

View: 667

This book introduces the reader to the art of sculpture across five millennia up to the present, and from the Near East to the west. In each of the eleven chapters, a number of selected works are discussed to exemplify the circumstances and conditions for making pieces of sculpture – objects peculiar to place, time and context. Within each cultural framework, characteristics are observable that suggest various reasons for the use of colour in sculpture. These encompass local preferences, customs or cultural requirements; and others point to an impulse to enhance the expression of the phenomenal. Whether colour is really necessary or even essential to sculpted works of art is a question especially pertinent since the Renaissance. Surface finishes of sculptural representations may allude to the sensory world of colour without even having pigment applied to them. What makes polychromy so special is that it functions as an overlay of another dimension that sometimes carries further encoded meaning. In nature, the colour is integral to the given object. What the present survey suggests is that the relationship between colour and sculpture is a matter of intentional expression, even where the colour is intrinsic – as in the sculptor’s materials.

The Colour Divine

If we look within our culture, we see colour everywhere. In temples, the clothes for gods and goddesses are bright and colourful; even their skin colour is prominent. What is the history of this, and why is colour such a big deal for us ...

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9385990551

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 10

View: 348

The Indian tradition of colour has two branches–the vairagya (the ascetic) which keeps things simple, and the grihastha (the householder) which features a riot of colours to rival the rainbow. Colours signify well-being, prosperity and good luck. Perhaps that’s why Indian gods are steeped in a tradition of colour symbolism. Why is Krishna as blue as the sky, and Shiva the grey of ashes? Why do Laxmi and Durga wear bold red saris while Saraswati wears white? Why is black considered inauspicious by some, but the colour of Kali Ma? Walk through the many shades of meaning in this short, sweet read from Devlok.