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The Munsell Color order system is designed for the way you see and process color. That means you can literally take a color notation and visually imagine how it will look. After all, the developer of...
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A Life With Complete Color Blindness
Neil Harbisson can’t see color. He never has. He was born with achromatopsia, a condition that only allows him to see in grayscale. Now think about that for a minute. Can you imagine a world where there is no color? It makes you realize how much color is tied to our reality, whether it’s the implied meaning of traffic lights and signs, the aesthetic of a harmonious color palette in the décor of a room, or even knowing the difference between a day with a blue sky or a grey one. Now while you’re wrapping your head around the concept of never perceiving color, let’s confuse your senses and let’s imagine you hear color. read more »
We continue with our series of excerpts from the 1921 book, A Grammar of Color. The previous excerpts covered the chapters written by A.H. Munsell himself, entitled “An Introduction to the Munsell Color System”. The next series of excerpts will cover sections of the chapter, “A Practical Description of the Munsell Color System with Suggestions for its Use” which were written by T.M. Cleland, an American book designer, painter, illustrator, and type designer. He explains in detail the definition of hue, value, chroma – the three dimension of color in the Munsell Color System. read more »
Classical archaeologists studying ancient ceramics and terracotta roofing elements in Greece and Italy have been using the Munsell Soil Color Charts since the early 1970s as a standard point of reference in describing the appearance of clay-based objects and their painted decoration. read more »
The term “smoke” can be thought of as the presence of light-obscuring material in an environment’s airspace. The situation that most comes to mind is black smoke, tiny solid particulate material seen in campground fires, barbecue grills, and the occasional consumer firework.
Color is an integral part of a product’s brand identity as it creates an emotional connection with consumers. It’s also one of the top key influences in consumer buying decision as it reflects self-expression and personality. Just as materials and finishes make a difference in the product design, so does color.
I have had a passion for color for as long as I can remember. I am fascinated by its use, meaning and how it affects human behavior.
A couple of months ago I suffered from a pretty exhausting viral infection. Every half-hour I found myself with one of those Vicks thermometers in my mouth waiting to see what color the little round display would show. I didn’t pay any attention to the actual numerical temperature reading. If it turns red I’m gonna die and where’s the closest ER. Yellow, OK I might survive. Green, phew.
The Color Chocolate History
The questions I have been investigating lately is when did, “chocolate” become a word to describe a color and what color was that, exactly? These questions are not as simple as they may seem; the answers have much to do with the cultural history of chocolate and how color gives flavor to our lives.