Cataloging & Notation

I. COLOR PIGMENT DATABASE

The Color of Art Pigment Database is a valuable reference for all artists working with color, and it is the the most complete pigment resource with color index names available for free. This collection of pigment information is an indispensable resource for all artists and art conservators interested in art restoration or making permanent works of art. Whether an artist uses oil paints, watercolor or acyclic, knowing the pigments and their properties is essential for all the visual arts from oil painting, watercolors or acrylics, to printing, and indeed, any craft or art that uses color. Artists interested in making paint in the studio should find this information useful too.

http://www.artiscreation.com/Color_index_names.html#.WtTU6C-ZPUo

II. HUE, VALUE, SATURATION in SUBTRACTIVE COLOR

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!

III. THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF COLOR

Here's a link to introduce you to the 3 Dimensions of color .

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IV. GABLYN Navigating Color Space 

VIDEO about HUE, VALUE, SATURATION (INTENSITY) by founder of Gamblin Artists Colors, Robert Gamblin. Go to https://www.gamblincolors.comclick on Tip & Techniques & scroll down to Navigating Color Space to watch the video

V. ALBERT MUNSELL'S "A Color Notation" (1905)

This is really cool: a full free online edition of important book. It has lots of great diagrams.

VI. 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

VII. 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.

VIII. Seven Color Contrasts

  • ONE: Contrast of HUE
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  • TWO: Contrast of light & dark or VALUE
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  • THREE: Contrast of SATURATION (INTENSITY)
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  • FOUR: Contrast of TEMPERATURE

To explore the range of HUE temperature go to https://www.gamblincolors.com click on 'Tip & Techniques' scroll down Color Temperature List

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  •  FIVE: Contrast of COMPLIMENTS
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  •  SIX: Contrast of PROPORTION & EXTENSION
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  • SEVEN: SIMULTANEOUS Contrast & LUMINOSITY
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LEARN more about the 7 Color Contrasts Here.

IX. Pantone Colors

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X. Color-Online Chart

Click on the link below to see samples of the sheets of colors.

http://www.coloraid.com/allsheets24x36.aspx 

HUE & TINT section 1 LIGHT TINT
Rw-HUE Rw-T1 Rw-T2 Rw-T3 Rw-T4 RO-LT O-LT
RO-HUE RO-T1 RO-T2 RO-T3 RO-T4 YO-LT Y-LT
O-HUE O-T1 O-T2 O-T3 YG-LT G-LT
YO-HUE YO-T1 YO-T2 YO-T3 BG-LT C-LT
Yw-HUE Yw-T1 Yw-T2 Yw-T3 B-LT V-LT
Y-HUE Y-T1 Y-T2 RV-LT R-LT
Yc-HUE Yc-T1 Yc-T2 EXTRA HUE
YGw-HUE YGw-T1 YGw-T2 R-EX Y-EX
YG-HUE YG-T1 YG-T2 YG-T3 B-EX G-EX
YGc-HUE YGc-T1 YGc-T2 YGc-T3 YO-EX Yc-EX
Gw-HUE Gw-T1 Gw-T2 Gw-T3 Gw-T4 Gw-EX BG-EX
G-HUE G-T1 G-T2 G-T3 G-T4 Rc-EX RO-EX
HUE & TINT section 2 GRAY section
Gc-HUE Gc-T1 Gc-T2 Gc-T3 Gc-T4 WHITE 10 GRAY 9.5
BG-HUE BG-T1 BG-T2 BG-T3 BG-T4 GRAY 9 GRAY 8.5
C-HUE C-T1 C-T2 C-T3 C-T4 GRAY 8 GRAY 7.5
Bc-HUE Bc-T1 Bc-T2 Bc-T3 Bc-T4 GRAY 7 GRAY 6.5
B-HUE B-T1 B-T2 B-T3 B-T4 GRAY 6 GRAY 5.5
Bw-HUE Bw-T1 Bw-T2 Bw-T3 Bw-T4 Bw-T5 GRAY 5 GRAY 4.5
BV-HUE BV-T1 BV-T2 BV-T3 BV-T4 BV-T5 GRAY 4 GRAY 3.5
V-HUE V-T1 V-T2 V-T3 V-T4 V-T5 GRAY 3 GRAY 2.5
RV-HUE RV-T1 RV-T2 RV-T3 RV-T4 GRAY 2 GRAY 1.5
M-HUE M-T1 M-T2 M-T3 M-T4 BLACK(1)
Rc-HUE Rc-T1 Rc-T2 Rc-T3 Rc-T4
R-HUE R-T1 R-T2 R-T3 R-T4
SHADE & PASTEL section 1
R-S1 R-P1-1 R-P1-2 YO-S1 YO-P1-1
R-S2 R-P2-1 R-P2-2 R-P2-3 YO-S2 YO-P2-1 YO-P2-2
R-S3 R-P3-1 R-P3-2 R-P3-3 YO-S3 YO-P3-1 YO-P3-2
RO-S1 RO-P1-1 RO-P1-2 YO-S4 YO-P4-1 YO-P4-2 YO-P4-3
RO-S2 RO-P2-1 RO-P2-2 RO-P2-3 Y-S1 Y-P1-1
RO-S3 RO-P3-1 RO-P3-2 RO-P3-3 Y-S2 Y-P2-1 Y-P2-2
O-S1 O-P1-1 O-P1-2 Y-S3 Y-P3-1 Y-P3-2
O-S2 O-P2-1 O-P2-2 O-P2-3 Y-S4 Y-P4-1 Y-P4-2 Y-P4-3
O-S3 O-P3-1 O-P3-2 O-P3-3 YGw-S1 YGw-P1-1
LIGHT PASTEL section YGw-S2 YGw-P2-1 YGw-P2-2
R-LP O-LP Y-LP YG-LP YGw-S3 YGw-P3-1 YGw-P3-2
G-LP BG-LP B-LP V-LP YGw-S4 YGw-P4-1 YGw-P4-2 YGw-P4-3
SHADE & PASTEL section 2
YG-S1 YG-P1-1 YG-P1-2 B-S1 B-P1-1 B-P1-2 B-P1-3
YG-S2 YG-P2-1 YG-P2-2 YG-P2-3 B-S2 B-P2-1 B-P2-2 B-P2-3
YG-S3 YG-P3-1 YG-P3-2 YG-P3-3 V-S1 V-P1-1 V-P1-2 V-P1-3
G-S1 G-P1-1 G-P1-2 V-S2 V-P2-1 V-P2-2 V-P2-3
G-S2 G-P2-1 G-P2-2 G-P2-3 RV-S1 RV-P1-1 RV-P1-2 RV-P1-3
G-S3 G-P3-1 G-P3-2 G-P3-3 RV-S2 RV-P2-1 RV-P2-2 RV-P2-3
BG-S1 BG-P1-1 BG-P1-2 M-S1 M-P1-1 M-P1-2
BG-S2 BG-P2-1 BG-P2-2 BG-P2-3 M-S2 M-P2-1 M-P2-2 M-P2-3
BG-S3 BG-P3-1 BG-P3-2 BG-P3-3 M-S3 M-P3-1 M-P3-2 M-P3-3
C-S1 C-P1-1 C-P2-3 DARK SHADE
C-S2 C-P2-1 C-P2-2 C-P2-3 R-DS Y-DS
C-S3 C-P3-1 C-P3-2 C-P3-3 G-DS B-DS V-DS