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Color Theory & History

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