Chapter 12. Harmony of Colors
Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, Second Edition
How to Cite
Kuehni, R. G. (2004) Harmony of Colors, in Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471687448.ch12
- Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
- Published Print: 8 OCT 2004
Print ISBN: 9780471660064
Online ISBN: 9780471687443
- color harmony;
- color intervals;
- complementary color;
- harmonic principles
The final chapter is a review of some historical efforts to solve the long-pondered question of harmonic color combinations in painting and the crafts. Proposed harmonies are shown to be the result of cultural development, lacking a fundamental basis. Major harmonic concepts based on music, complementary colors, and intervals in color order systems are introduced.