Friday, June 12, 2009

Websites about Colour

This is especially for those of you who missed out on the book of colour offered on the Giveaway list no 16. Here are three websites I found listed on Librarian’s Internet Index which might interest you and make up for the fact you missed out on the book.

Color Matters

"It's all about the world of color" and its physiological and psychological effects. "This site explores how color affects appetite, vision, sexuality, energy conservation, and its relationship to architecture and interior design." A passion for color and its unique characteristics led the site's author to search for answers to some puzzling questions: Does pink make strong men weak? Can colors create accidents? What colors are predominant in different cultures? Do marketers use color to influence our decisions? Browse Resources and Interact for additional questions and issues on how color really matters. Searchable.”

Causes of Color

“Explores the "fifteen causes of color derived from a variety of physical and chemical mechanisms." Features information on vibrations and simple excitations, ligand-field-effect colors, molecular orbitals, energy bands, geometrical and physical optics, colorblindness, how the eye and brain process color, early theories of color, and what animals see. Searchable”

Pantone Color Think Tank

Pantone "is known worldwide as the standard language for accurate color communication, from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer, across a variety of industries." Its "Color Think Tank" plans and chooses color palettes for businesses. Of interest to the general public are pages on color fundamentals such as how we see color, other ways to define color, how color is reproduced, and psychology of color. Also includes links to some color trend material.