A Resource Book with Over 2500 Sample Color Schemes
This handy practical colour combination book is an easy-to-use, one-stop resource for choosing colour schemes and combinations for a variety of uses. From designing packages for sweets or cosmetics, to developing merchandise and using colour as a marketing communication tool; from picking colours for graphics/fashion/textiles or looking for colour scheme ideas for your arts and crafts, this book is an essential tool for designers, decorators, marketers and advertisers, as well as people interested in colour and crafts.
Practical Color Combinations introduces 125 color palettes that have each been created using approximately ten different individual colours.
These colour palettes are categorised by images usually associated with each colour scheme. Nearly 1,100 individual colours are introduced in this book and the CMYK and RGB values of each colour used are specified. A total of 2,500 unique colour combination samples are offered by presenting two-, three-, four-, and five-colour combinations.
Each colour palette featured is accompanied by a clear explanation of the meaning of each colour used, important points about the colours, and even a list of useful phrases describing each colour to help with presentations.
Practical Color Combinations also includes a keyword index of 15 categories - including flowers, trees, animals, insects, fish, cooking, drinks, jewelry, minerals, clothes, traditions, art, music, myths/legends, science and nature, daily necessities, general goods, trends, sports, etc., which enables convenient searching for ready-to-use colours and colour combinations.
About the Author
Naomi Kuno is the director of the colour planning and design firm, FORMS Inc., Tokyo.