Japanese Color Harmony Dictionary: Traditional Colors
The Complete Guide for Designers and Graphic Artists (Over 2,750 Color Combinations and Patterns with CMYK and RGB References)
Expert colorist Teruko Sakurai takes you to the end of the rainbow—and beyond—in this inspiring color dictionary!
Over 2,750 traditional Japanese color combinations are presented, organized into 100 different themes associated with the seasons, landscapes and artistic heritage of Japan. Whether it's a shower of pink cherry blossoms, the flutter of a carp flap or the austere and cool tones of Mt. Fuji, flipping the pages of this color dictionary is like taking a stroll through the sensual delights of Japanese culture in all its dazzling tones, hues and palettes.
Each two-page section in this richly-illustrated book presents a different theme with the following information:
- An introduction to the color scheme and a description of how it can be used
- A number-coded nine-color palette board showing the range of shades and hues that complement and comprise the scheme
- CMYK, RGB and HEX (the color code used in Japan) references for all nine colors
- 26 examples including two- and three-color combinations with photos and illustrations
This is an indispensable guide for graphic designers, illustrators, decorators, artists and publishing professionals. It will also be enjoyable and inspiring for readers planning their own home design or art projects.