I mentioned in this post that I depend on color theory the way my seventh grade art teacher taught me to use it — as guidance and inspiration. In this podcast we discuss the origins of Color Theory and ask the question, “Why do we feel such a need to order and understand color?”
Aron Sigfrid Forsius. Forsius’ oldest color system and translation. Date ref. 1611:
Isaac Newton. Newton’s “Hue Circle” , the first color wheel, and Dorian Scale from “Opticks”. Date ref. 1704:
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (pronunciation). Goethe’s Color Wheel. Date ref. 1810:
Albert Munsell and Munsell’s Color Tree. Date ref. 1915:
Natural Color System. Click on diagram for a full explanation of the NCS:
Color Mixing Color Wheel:
Interior Designer’s Color Wheel:
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