Japanese Color Harmony Dictionary: Modern Colors of Japan
The Complete Guide for Designers and Graphic Artists (Over 3,300 Color Combinations and Patterns with CMYK and RGB References)
An indispensable guide to the colors and combinations of contemporary Japanese design—by one of Japan's leading colorists!
Color consultant Teruko Sakurai finds inspiration everywhere—in the foods, landscapes and everyday objects of her native land. Flipping through the pages of this book is like taking a tour through modern Japan. The tones, hues and palettes will dazzle and inspire you.
Over 3,300 different color combinations are presented in over 125 different themes. Each two-page section in this book presents a different theme with the following information:
- An introduction giving a brief background on 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.