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Arches of colors from indigo, to blue, to green to yellow, orange, red and maroon

Color in a New Light Exhibition

We sat down with Jennifer Cohlman Bracchi, Reference Librarian at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, to talk about the exhibit, Color in a New Light. The exhibition follows the theme of color through the vast collections … Continue reading

A Review of the Nickerson Horticultural Fan Deck

This review of the Nickerson Horticultural Fan Deck first appeared in, The Bulletin of Popular Information of the Arnoldia Arboretum, Harvard University, September 20th, 1957. It is still relevant today to show the reasoning behind creating a color standard for Horticulturalists … Continue reading

A diagram of the Munsell hue circle showing principal and intermediate colors

Munsell Hue Circle Poster

“Popular color names are incongruous, irrational, and often ludicrous.” – Albert Munsell Hue is the quality by which we distinguish one color from another, as a red from a yellow, a green from a blue. In science it can be … Continue reading

A stack of colorful books

Color in Books 2015 Roundup

This is the third installment of the Munsell’s “Color in Books Series,” where we look at new releases in the field of color. If you are looking for last minute gifts, books never disappoint. From color history and education to … Continue reading

The Nickerson Color Fan Guide

This is an accompanying guide to the 1957 Nickerson Color Fan, a horticultural color chart created by color technologist Dorothy Nickerson. It describes what fields will benefit from the use of the fan deck, how to use the deck as … Continue reading