Interesting Colour Links
A collection of interesting links from the field "colour". Browse through an equally colorful as interesting topic!
An interdisciplinary society that draws together those concerned with different aspects of colour – its measurement, reproduction and perception
German research institute for the graphic industry and initiator of the ICC standard. Amongst others you can find ICC profiles for the standardized offset printing from FOGRA/BVD here.
Commission internationale de l'éclairage(CIE)
This commission has been developing the theory for the CIELAB colour space since the 1930s. This site includes information to the different CIE colour models and the publications.
International Color Consortium
Union of all well-known producers in the graphic industry to reach an identical standard for colour profiles (ICC standard). The downloads are always up to the current specifications of the ICC standard. VisionScience
Virtual Color Museum
The virtual colour museum based on the book „Coloursystems in art and science“. The information spans from cultural history of colours to the virtual walkable colour space (Java). Really worth seeing.
Many merits are due to Harald Küppers in the field of colour theory, although he is also known to be very dogmatic and is not entirely without controversy. You can read him here from a safe distance. He describes his findings as well as his suggested model of the rhombohedron-colour space.
colormanagement.de – Jan-Peter Homann
A repository for the subject colour: literature index, many links and an overview of all service providers in the area of color management.
This website possesses a great repertoire of information concerning colour history, chromatics and colour in general. To top this off it also includes different tools like colour mixer, colour picker and colour converter.
Several areas of colour will be addressed in short form from building center to colour theory. Practical topics stand in the foreground.
Colour theory and colour design
All about colour theory and colour design including colour harmony, effect of colours and guidelines for the optimal usage of colours.
The online jounal for colour in science and practice including introductions to colour systems, theory, science, practice and effect.
Dr. Ludwig Gall, colour metrics
Annotations of colour and colour metrics directly from the developer of the RAL DESIGN system. Absolutely advisable. Dr. Gall also offers calculations spreadsheets for colour metrics on CD-ROM.
Metacolor.de: Tutorial for chromatics
Brigitte Hallenberger (Kommunikationswirtin) and Hartmut Rudolf (Webdesigner) offer detailed information about chromatics which includes practical aspects (for example „How do I design my own website?“).
Dr. Andreas Schwarz
Here comes the new „pope“ of colour theory! The art historian Dr. Andreas Schwarz from Essen is one of the best experts in the history of colour models, from the one-dimensional colour beam of Aristoteles to the three-dimensional CIELAB-model.
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Paint Quality Institute
Tips and hints for the successful work with colour. The right choice of colour, solutions for colour problems, decorating with colour, how to paint right and much more.
Is there a connection between musical harmonies and colour harmonies? In the 50’s Lili Eberhard developed literature and practical colour selectors on this topic, with which one could (for example) show C major in light red. Urich Hoegg, the executor of the inheritance, has developed a software solution.
"The colour music concerts from Hanspeter Kruesi delight both lovers of classical music as well as lovers of more popular styles of music." The website offers both peaceful and fitting compositions to individual colour areas. Worth hearing!
European Color Initiative
Mostly german association of colour management users. Focus lies on the media neutral picture databases and colour management in the field of gravure printing.