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Colour Design

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Given its importance in analysing and influencing the world around us, an understanding of colour is a vital tool in any design process. Colour design provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of colour, from the fundamental principles of what colour is to its important applications across a vast range of industries.

Part one covers the main principles and theories of colour, focusing on the human visual system and the psychology of colour perception. Part two goes on to review colour measurement and description, including consideration of international standards, approval methods for textiles and lithographic printing, and colour communication issues. Forecasting colour trends and methods for design enhancement are then discussed in part three along with the history of colour theory, dyes and pigments, and an overview of dye and print techniques. Finally, part four considers the use of colour across a range of specific applications, from fashion, art and interiors, to food and website design.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Colour design is an invaluable reference tool for all those researching or working with colour and design in any capacity.

  • Provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of colour in textiles
  • Discusses the application of colour across a vast range of industries
  • Chapters cover the theories, measurement and description of colour, forecasting colour trends and methods for design enhancement

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Contributor contact details
  6. Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
  7. Part I: Colour and colour perception
    1. Chapter 1: What is colour?
      1. Abstract:
      2. 1.1 Introduction
      3. 1.2 Visible light
      4. 1.3 Organising colours
      5. 1.4 Conclusions
    2. Chapter 2: Variability in normal and defective colour vision: consequences for occupational environments
      1. Abstract:
      2. 2.1 Introduction
      3. 2.2 Vision information channels
      4. 2.3 The concept of the luminous efficiency function
      5. 2.4 Photoreceptor contrasts and the CIE (x,y) chromaticity chart
      6. 2.5 Individual differences in colour vision
      7. 2.6 Methods of assessing colour vision loss
      8. 2.7 Anomaloscope variability in the parameters of the yellow match
      9. 2.8 Colour assessment and diagnostics (CAD) test
      10. 2.9 Colour in occupational environments
      11. 2.10 Colour in healthcare
      12. 2.11 Conclusions
      13. 2.12 Sources of further information and advice
      14. 2.13 Acknowledgements
    3. Chapter 3: Colour illusions and the human visual system
      1. Abstract:
      2. 3.1 Introduction
      3. 3.2 Illusions in the context of the human visual system
      4. 3.3 From isolated colour to colour in context: some experiments
      5. 3.4 Examples of the different groups of colour illusions
      6. 3.5 Conclusions
    4. Chapter 4: Colour psychology: the emotional effects of colour perception
      1. Abstract:
      2. 4.1 Introduction
      3. 4.2 Colour preference: the longitudinal perspective 1970–2009
      4. 4.3 Colour and psycho-physiological arousal
      5. 4.4 Colour and subjective time estimation
      6. 4.5 Colour and the subjective feeling of warmth
      7. 4.6 Conclusions and further reading
    5. Chapter 5: Understanding colour perception and preference
      1. Abstract:
      2. 5.1 Introduction
      3. 5.2 The origins and uses of colour vision
      4. 5.3 Colour preference in humans
      5. 5.4 Colour preference in animals
      6. 5.5 Physiological effects of background and illumination colours: ‘warm’ vs ‘cool’ colours
      7. 5.6 Conclusions
    6. Chapter 6: Predicting responses to colour
      1. Abstract:
      2. 6.1 Introduction
      3. 6.2 A different approach
      4. 6.3 The Wright Theory
      5. 6.4 The process of colour specifying
      6. 6.5 Conclusions
  8. Part II: Measuring and describing colour
    1. Chapter 7: International standards for colour
      1. Abstract:
      2. 7.1 Introduction
      3. 7.2 CIE standard colorimetric observers
      4. 7.3 CIE illuminants and sources
      5. 7.4 Standards for measuring reflecting and transmitting materials
      6. 7.5 Expressing colour in terms of chromaticity coordinates
      7. 7.6 Other descriptors of chromaticity
      8. 7.7 Colour difference evaluation
      9. 7.8 Colour appearance
      10. 7.9 Calibration, traceability and measurement uncertainty
      11. 7.10 Future trends
      12. 7.11 Conclusions
      13. 7.12 Sources of further information and advice
    2. Chapter 8: Colour description and communication
      1. Abstract:
      2. 8.1 Introduction
      3. 8.2 Colour order systems
      4. 8.3 Named colour systems
      5. 8.4 Colour naming
      6. 8.5 Instrumental measurement of colour
      7. 8.6 Digital imaging systems
      8. 8.7 Colour constancy
      9. 8.8 Metamerism
      10. 8.9 Colour standards
      11. 8.10 Colour difference
      12. 8.11 Computation of colour co-ordinates
      13. 8.12 Derivation of the CIE 1931 standard observer
      14. 8.13 Future trends
      15. 8.14 Sources of further information and advice
    3. Chapter 9: Colour naming for colour communication
      1. Abstract:
      2. 9.1 Introduction
      3. 9.2 Mapping the terrain
      4. 9.3 Previous colour naming studies
      5. 9.4 Conducting a colour naming experiment over the internet
      6. 9.5 An online colour naming model
      7. 9.6 Colour naming selection guidelines
      8. 9.7 Conclusions and future directions
      9. 9.9 Acknowledgements
    4. Chapter 10: Colour specification and visual approval methods for textiles
      1. Abstract:
      2. 10.1 Introduction
      3. 10.2 Global colour supply chain
      4. 10.3 Colour communication
      5. 10.4 Colour specification
      6. 10.5 Colour vision
      7. 10.6 Tools for colour assessment
      8. 10.7 Conclusions
      9. 10.8 Acknowledgement
      10. 10.9 Sources of further information
    5. Chapter 11: Colour management and approval methods in lithographic printing
      1. Abstract:
      2. 11.1 Introduction
      3. 11.2 Case study: typical procedures of a commercial print company
      4. 11.3 International printing standards
      5. 11.4 Colour management in practice
      6. 11.5 Conclusions
      7. 11.6 Sources of further information
  9. Part III: Colour, design and coloration
    1. Chapter 12: The history of colour theory in art, design and science
      1. Abstract:
      2. 12.1 Introduction
      3. 12.2 The Reformation (c. 1520–c. 1550)
      4. 12.3 The Counter-Reformation (c. 1550-c. 1610)
      5. 12.4 Early Baroque (c. 1610–c. 1645)
      6. 12.5 Baroque Classicism (c. 1645–c. 1715)
      7. 12.6 High Baroque (c. 1715–c. 1770)
      8. 12.7 Neo-Classicism (c. 1770–c. 1815)
      9. 12.8 Romanticism (c. 1815–c. 1845)
      10. 12.9 Victorian Classicism (c. 1845–c. 1885)
      11. 12.10 Early Modernism (c. 1885–c. 1915)
      12. 12.11 Modern Classicism (c. 1915–c. 1955)
      13. 12.12 Late Modernism (c. 1955–c. 1985)
    2. Chapter 13: Enhancing design using color
      1. Abstract:
      2. 13.1 Introduction
      3. 13.2 Importance of context
      4. 13.3 Color influence
      5. 13.4 Color and depth perception
      6. 13.5 Applying color to a surface
      7. 13.6 Future trends
      8. 13.7 Sources of further information
    3. Chapter 14: Understanding and forecasting colour trends in design
      1. Abstract:
      2. 14.1 Introduction
      3. 14.2 Colour trends
      4. 14.3 Colour trend research
      5. 14.4 The colour research process
      6. 14.5 Colour forecasting
      7. 14.6 Conclusions
    4. Chapter 15: Colour symmetry: the systematic coloration of patterns and tilings
      1. Abstract:
      2. 15.1 Introduction
      3. 15.2 Patterns and tilings: a historical perspective
      4. 15.3 Principles of pattern geometry
      5. 15.4 Colour symmetry
      6. 15.5 Counterchange colouring
      7. 15.6 Colour symmetry of higher orders
      8. 15.7 Conclusions
    5. Chapter 16: The history of dyes and pigments: from natural dyes to high performance pigments
      1. Abstract:
      2. 16.1 Introduction
      3. 16.2 Cave paintings
      4. 16.3 Dyes from ancient Egypt
      5. 16.4 Pigments of ancient Egypt
      6. 16.5 Greco–Roman dyes and pigments
      7. 16.6 Medieval dyes and pigments
      8. 16.7 Pigments of the industrial revolution
      9. 16.8 Synthetic dyes
      10. 16.9 Organic pigments
      11. 16.10 Conclusions
    6. Chapter 17: Dye types and application methods
      1. Abstract:
      2. 17.1 Introduction
      3. 17.2 Dye selection
      4. 17.3 Preparation of materials for dyeing
      5. 17.4 Dyeing of cellulosic fibres
      6. 17.5 Dyeing of protein fibres
      7. 17.6 Dyeing of polyamide fibres
      8. 17.7 Dyeing of polyester fibres
      9. 17.8 Dyeing of acrylic fibres
      10. 17.9 Fluorescent brightening agents
      11. 17.10 Dyeing of fibre blends
      12. 17.11 Dyeing machinery
      13. 17.12 Conclusions
    7. Chapter 18: Colour printing techniques
      1. Abstract:
      2. 18.1 Hardcopy colour: analogue versus digital
      3. 18.2 Colour theory in relation to printing
      4. 18.3 An overview of halftoning and digital print technologies
      5. 18.4 An overview and development of inks
      6. 18.5 Inkjet papers and inks
      7. 18.6 Recent and future trends in colour, printing inks and hardware
      8. 18.9 Glossary
  10. Part IV: Colour and design in particular applications
    1. Chapter 19: Colour trends and selection in fashion design
      1. Abstract:
      2. 19.1 Introduction
      3. 19.2 Colour associations
      4. 19.3 Key issues of colour in fashion design
      5. 19.4 Case studies
      6. 19.5 Conclusions
      7. 19.6 Sources of further information and advice
    2. Chapter 20: Colour in interior design
      1. Abstract:
      2. 20.1 Introduction
      3. 20.2 The role of an interior designer
      4. 20.3 Colour psychology
      5. 20.4 In the home: colour and its many moods
      6. 20.5 Colour toolkit
      7. 20.6 Factors that influence colour
      8. 20.7 Colour in the public and commercial space
      9. 20.8 Colour trends
      10. 20.9 How cultural influences affect colour
      11. 20.10 Conclusions
      12. 20.11 Sources of further information and advice
    3. Chapter 21: Colour in food
      1. Abstract:
      2. 21.1 Introduction
      3. 21.2 Colour, evolution and health
      4. 21.3 Appearance
      5. 21.4 Total appearance and expectations
      6. 21.5 Assessment and measurement
      7. 21.6 Halo effects, commercial exploitation and ethics
      8. 21.7 Conclusions
    4. Chapter 22: Choosing effective colours for websites
      1. Abstract:
      2. 22.1 Introduction
      3. 22.2 Choosing effective colours for websites
      4. 22.3 HTML colours
      5. 22.4 Colour harmony
      6. 22.5 Users with special needs (disabled and colour-deficient users)
      7. 22.6 Web content accessibility guidelines
      8. 22.7 Conclusions
      9. 22.8 Sources of further information
    5. Chapter 23: Evolution and colour change in works of art
      1. Abstract:
      2. 23.1 Introduction
      3. 23.2 Art and Collectables
      4. 23.3 Domestic display: commonsense preservation
      5. 23.4 Sources of further information and advice
  11. Index