We review Chromaphilia: The Story of Color in Art by Stella Paul, which reprises how color informs artist practices, materials, theory, culture and more.
This post examines Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, as design prompt, as emergent color trend, and symbolic of our collective mood right now.
Yellow book covers are huge again, say the pundits. Why and how - and where's a color fan to locate the sunniest designs out there? Here's your guide.
In the season of eating down a supply of hard-boiled Easter eggs, the author defends the beauty of imperfectly - even haphazardly - dyed eggs.
Some colors yield their symbolism origins easily. Others, like burgundy, do not.
Revealing—and analyzing—Pantone's 2016 Color of the Year selection.
A wunderkammer of recent finds to delight color fans, from online games to infographics to tantalizing color science.
Part 2 in a series on color as data, from infographics to other coolly abstracted uses.
As a subject, color is emotional, turbulent, “hot.” (Don’t believe me? Two posts’ worth of hotheaded quotes by famous people about color should help you revise your opinion in a hurry.) That’s why – paradoxically – it thrills me to consider the flipside of color: its coolly abstracted life as a mere data-point. In...
Jude Stewart offers a reassessment of the color beige. Is it still the modernist color of evil, or does it convey something else?