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Rhode Island School of Design

Color: Theory, Terminology, Science, and Symbolism: Science | Nature

A resource guide exploring the many facets of color

Color Science

Science in Color : Visualizing Achromatic Knowledge

also available as an ebook 

Explore these subject links to the scientific aspects of color:

Color science (ebooks)

Color - physiological effect

Colorimetry at RISD

Search Colorimetry in worldcat

Browse virtually by Call Number QC 494 (color science)


Color Labs & Collections

RISD Color Lab

RCA Colour Reference Library

Rochester Institute of Technology's Munsell Color Science Laboratory

University of Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour

Color & Nature

Color Catalogue for Field Biologists

Animals -- color

Color in nature

Human skin color  See also: Angelica Dass' Humanae Project

Color in the Flower Garden (Gertrude Jekyll)

Harvesting Color: How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes

Natural Dyes: Sources, Tradition, Technology & Science

Nature's Palette: The Science of Plant Color (ebook)

Prismatic Ecology: Ecotheory Beyond Green

Structural Colors in the Realm of Nature (ebook)

Wild Pigment Project promotes ecological balance & regenerative economies through a passion for wild pigments, their places of origin, & their cultural histories. The project connects artists to the land by providing resources, education & inspiration to integrate plant & mineral pigments, hand-gathered & prepared in local landscapes, into studio practice.

Werner's Nomenclature of Colours: Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts

Werner's Nomenclature online

See also: A Nomenclature of Colors for Naturalists (1886, digitized copy) - color plates start on page 168

Many field guides are arranged by color, such as Wildflowers of New England