Color in Design

Did you ever wonder what the properties of color are? What are color effects or transpositions? How do you go about researching color when diagrams seem so daunting?  If you have asked yourself any of these questions then you are in the right place! This series of booklets includes research on many aspects of color. This compilation of information will allow the reader to better understand color in the world around us. In areas of graphic design, home decor, preferences and even color forecasting, this research will allow for reflection on what is already known and what curiosities you have to continue to learn about color.

Above you will see a diagram of the books the order in which I recommend reading them. The covers transform from cool to warm, reflecting a learning curve covering a wide spectrum of valuable knowledge. By reading the materials covered in the following booklets, you will leave with a balanced understanding of the color in the world around you.

In the book Color Image Research you can learn about the ways professional Colorists research markets and businesses to help drive sales. In this section the actual diagrams used throughout my research are included to help to further your education of color.  When looking into color image, Color Forecasting comes into play as a key component to design creation and marketing of products to consumers. The forecasting section explains the main companies around the world that work to forecast color with the goal of mass-produced trends for their clients. The last section of this series is the Color Reflections booklet. This section explains the overall reflection of my research including areas of interest that have grown through my research.

Materials used: Hand crafted White Acrylic laser cut box. The series of seven booklets were printed on FSC Certified Cougar White Paper in Smooth Finish 100 lb. Cover


Research bibliography

Anderson Feisner, Edith. Color Studies. 2nd. New York: Fairchild Publications, Inc., 2006.

Hadden, Peggy. The Quotable Artist. Allworth Press, 2002.

Holtzschue, Linda. Understanding color: an introduction for designers. 4th. Mexico:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.

Kobayashi, Shigenobu, A Book Of Colors, Matching Colors, Combining Colors, Color
Designing, Color Decorating. Kodansha Amer Inc, 1987.

Kobayashi, Shigenobu. Colorist, A Practical Handbook For Personal And Professional Use.
Kodansha Amer Inc, 1998.

Stewart, Mary. Launching the Imagination. 4th. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011.

Stone, Terry Lee, Sean Adams, and Noreen Morioka. Color Design Workbook, A Real-world
Guide To Using Color In Graphic Design. Rockport Pub, 2006.