Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
NEUTRAL GREY – AN ABSTRACTION?
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Architecture, Sweden.
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the 11th Congress of the International Colour Association, AIC 2009 / [ed] AIC 2009 Editorial Committee:Dianne Smith, Margaret A. Pope, Nick Harkness, Paul Green-Armytage, Sydney: The Colour Society of Australia, Inc. September 2009, Sydney, Australia. , 2009, 1-4 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents part of the research project Greyness and spatial experience. Its main objective is to discuss the concept of neutral grey and to investigate the preconditions for perceiving neutral grey colours in different situations. Neutral grey is defined as having similarity only to black and white, not to the chromatic elementary colours.

Greyish colour samples have been observed with different backgrounds and in different light. One of these series is presented in detail in the paper, the conclusions from others are considered in the discussion, together with relevant literature. Greyish colours are seldom perceived as neutral, but rather tend to get a perceived hue, which depends on the observation situation. Inherent neutral grey colours are not found in nature. In production of materials and artefacts no tolerance level can assure a total lack of hue.

In conclusion we suggest that neutral grey should be considered as an abstraction, its unique but in practice unobtainable quality lying in its absolute lack of hue and chromaticness. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sydney: The Colour Society of Australia, Inc. September 2009, Sydney, Australia. , 2009. 1-4 p.
Keyword [en]
Perceived colour, viewing conditions, unique colours
Keyword [sv]
Uppfattad färg, unika färger, upplevelse
National Category
Architecture Design Applied Psychology
Research subject
Arts, Design
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-3309ISBN: 1877040 76 2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-3309DiVA: diva2:471071
Conference
The 11th Congress of the International Colour Association, AIC 2009, Sydney, Australia 27 September to 2 October 2009
Projects
Greyness and Spatial Experience/ Konstfack, Research and development in the arts
Available from: 2012-02-02 Created: 2011-12-31 Last updated: 2012-02-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

NEUTRAL GREY -AN ABSTRACTIONFinal00236 AIC 2009 Sydney(126 kB)675 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 126 kBChecksum SHA-512
3ff0072b5db15d1b3ab83bee128a3575ccf069c9b05b3816e48a775bf45492ea058659fc09f932f76514f17694c5b1b367c6ff749e5cb64691c2aa4470769526
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Fridell Anter, KarinKlarén, Ulf
By organisation
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
ArchitectureDesignApplied Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 675 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 981 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf