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Color Theory & History

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

Colour as a Puzzling Guide to Our World

In a recent post on this blog, philosopher C. L. Hardin discusses why it is problematic to think of colour simply as a physical property, constituted by spectral power distributions. It is common knowledge that two pigments that appear to … Continue reading

A vintage Munsell water colors set

The Munsell Water Colors

The Munsell Water Colors were created around 1914. The set contains 10 scientifically measured colors inside metal tins along with a No.7 camel hair brush and info sheet all tucked inside a metal case with a color sphere printed on the … Continue reading