Colour Scene Investigation. Colour Communication: Self-Learning Module

Describing colour is extremely difficult, if you have ever tried to accurately describe a colour to someone then you will know just how tricky it is!

Clear and accurate colour communication is essential within the colour using industry so we need an effective way of describing colours. Most systems agree on three attributes of colour, but the names for these attributes vary from one industry to the next. The most recognised method for describing colour is the Munsell system which uses the terms hue, value and chroma.

This workshop is tailored to make you think about your designs in the context of how to promote colour constancy in a chosen product.

Context of the Investigation

Communicating colour with accuracy and precision to facilitate colour constancy in product production on a global scale.

The Task

Watch the videos and answer the questions in the quiz in the course conclusion. If you exceed 80% you will be awarded a certificate which you can print.

Download key words beyond hue, value and chroma for use during the course and for future reference.

The lesson plan on the right will guide you through the course. Click on Colour Communication to begin your learning.

Course Covers:
  • Comparison of colours using the terms of hue, value and chroma.
  • Identification of fibre types, their properties and the dyes / dyeing processes required.
  • Evaluation of relationship deduced between colour constancy and the environmental impact of a product in production and end use.

Course Materials

The video transcripts are available where necessary.