5. Colour Contrasts

5. Colour Contrasts

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COLOUR CONTRASTS – Training in colour phenomena and colour influences

The fifth of a total of six colour exercise kits from NCS Colour Academy.

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Answer sheet

Description

Learn how the contast between a light and a dark colour will differ when combined with other colours.

Lightness is not an elementary property. It is a value defined in relation to the grey scale.

This exercise trains your ability to register and explain colour phenomena and how colours influence each other when they are seen at the same time.

The exercise sheets are not included in packaging, these will need to be downloaded separately and can be found under the section “How to use”.

Key features
  • The difference between whiteness and lightness, lightness assessment, colour phenomena and simultaneous contrasts.
Specifications

5.1 Lightness Similarity

  • 24 colour samples
  • Sample size: 23×23 mm
  • Old product reference: K1

5.2 Simultaneous contrast in: Lightness

  • 13 colour samples
  • Sample size: 23×23 mm
  • Old product reference: K2

5.3 Hue & Nuance

  • 10 colour samples
  • Sample size: 27×52 mm
  • Old product reference: K4
Size & weight

  • Size: W 12 x L 8 x H 1 cm
  • Weight: 0,04 kg
How to use

5.1 Lightness Similarity Trains your ability to judge the lightness of chromatic colours.

5.2 Simultaneous contrast in: Lightness Shows on a grey scale how the lightness of a colour sample is changed through the influence of the background.

5.3 Hue & Nuance Shows how colour changes with different backgrounds.

Download the exercise sheets here