Cataloging & Notation

Look at this Color Space Atlas! an artist and team of designers/printers has made a perfectly square book of colored pages that catalogs Color Space!

I. HUE, VALUE, SATURATION in SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
  1. Here's a link to introduce you to the 3 Dimensions of color .

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2. WATCH this video about HUE, VALUE, SATURATION (INTENSITY) by founder of Gamblin Artists Colors, Robert Gamblin. Go to https://www.gamblincolors.com

  • click on Tip & Techniques
  • scroll down to Navigating Color Space to watch the video

3. This is really cool: a full free online edition of Albert Munsell's important book "A Color Notation" (1905) It has lots of great diagrams.

HUE TEST

Here's a fun little game that will test your skill in HUE, VALUE, and SATURATION.

Are you among the 1 in 255 women and 1 in 12 men who have some form of color vision deficiency? If you work in a field where color is important, or you’re just curious about your color IQ, take our online challenge to find out. Based on the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test, this online challenge is a fun, quick way to understand your color vision acuity. The X-Rite Color Challenge

II. COLOR TRACKING IN 1692

This is Colossal ran a great story about the diligent artist & color-tracker known only as "A. Boogert" who created this book in 1692. Read the whole story on  Erik Kwakkel's site.

III. Seven Color Contrasts
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1. Contrast of HUE
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2. Contrast of light & dark or VALUE
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 3. Contrast of SATURATION (INTENSITY)
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4. Contrast of TEMPERATURE
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 5. Contrast of COMPLIMENTS
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 6. Contrast of PROPORTION & EXTENSION
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7.  SIMULTANEOUS Contrast & LUMINOSITY

Learn more about the 7 Color Contrasts Here.

IV. Pantone Colors
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