Chapter 5. Orderly Arrangements of Color

  1. Rolf G. Kuehni

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471687448.ch5

Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, Second Edition

Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, Second Edition

How to Cite

Kuehni, R. G. (2004) Orderly Arrangements of Color, in Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471687448.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471660064

Online ISBN: 9780471687443

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Keywords:

  • CIELAB formula;
  • color atlases;
  • color order systems;
  • color scaling;
  • color solids;
  • color spaces;
  • Hering space;
  • Munsell system;
  • uniform space;
  • spectral space

Summary

Given the multitude of different color experiences it has been of interest for centuries to order these in a systematic manner. This chapter presents an abbreviated history and discusses the difference between two kinds of systems, one regular but not perceptually uniform and the other isotropic or perceptually uniform. The fact that creating an accurate isotropic system is very difficult is mentioned as well as the failure so far to achieve one. The NCS is mentioned in some detail as an example of a regular, the Munsell and OSA-UCS systems as examples of attempted isotropic systems. Several other systems are briefly introduced, including spectral spaces.