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dc.contributor.authorGreen-Armytage, Paul
dc.identifier.citationGreen-Armytage, P. 2006. The Value of Knowledge for Colour Design. Color Research and Application. 31 (4): pp. 253-269.

Colour is not one single kind of “thing.” Here I propose a way of categorizing the different kinds of thing that colours are variously understood to be. I further propose that the means used to identify a colour determine what kind of thing it is that is being identified. My proposed categories are conventional colour, substance colour, formula colour, spectral profile colour, psychophysical colour, inherent colour, and perceived colour. I show how these different kinds of colour are the concern of people working in different disciplines and that these different disciplines all contribute knowledge that can be of value in colour design. I also show how recognition of the different kinds of colour can help designers to a clearer understanding of concepts that they use in their own discipline.

dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons
dc.subjectprimary colours
dc.subjectcolour education
dc.subjectnature of colour
dc.subjectcomplementary colours
dc.subjectcolour mixing
dc.subjectcolour design
dc.subjectcolour order systems
dc.titleThe Value of Knowledge for Colour Design
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleColor Research and Application
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curtin.facultyFaculty of Built Environment, Art and Design

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