If you turn to a dictionary in hopes of some clarification, you’ll find a definition similar to this:
1. an attribute of things that results from the light they reflect, transmit or emit in so far as this light causes a visual sensation that depends on its wavelengths.
Not terribly helpful, is it?
It becomes easier to define colour when you take a closer look at its origins, history and meanings. And let’s not forget those who create, communicate or influence through colour – there’s lots to learn from them too.
COLOUR STUDIES is intended to be an exploration – so please join me as I examine these elements, and others, from the engrossing and informative world of colour.
Back Story: the stories behind “colourful” people, places & things
Art & Design: people playing with colour
Science & Nature: colour in its purest form
Noteworthy: recent news about colour
Word Origins: the etymology of “colourful” words
Gallery: my own photographs
Name-dropping: unusual names given to colours
Charts + Guides: Found colour references
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