Japanese Color Harmony Dictionary: Traditional Colors of Japan

The Complete Guide for Designers and Graphic Artists

Japanese Color Harmony Dictionary: Traditional Colors of Japan
Teruko Sakurai
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Expert colourist Teruko Sakurai takes you to the end of the rainbow - and beyond - in this inspiring colour dictionary! Over 2,750 traditional Japanese colour combinations are presented, organised into 100 different themes associated with the seasons, landscapes and artistic heritage of Japan. Whether it' s a shower of pink cherry blossoms, the flutter of a carp flap or the austere and cool tones of Mt. Fuji, flipping the pages of this colour dictionary is like taking a stroll through the sensual delights of Japanese culture in all its dazzling tones, hues and palettes. Each two-page section in this richly-illustrated book presents a different theme with the following information:An introduction to the colour scheme and a description of how it can be usedA number-coded nine-colour palette board showing the range of shades and hues that complement and comprise the schemeCMYK, RGB and HEX (the colour code used in Japan) references for all nine colours26 examples including two and three colour combinations with photos and illustrationsThis 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.
Teruko Sakurai is CEO of Tokyo Colors, a company focusing on design, color consulting and corporate training. She advises product and advertising corporate clients as well as color science instructors at universities and design schools, in addition to producing her own color teaching manuals. In 2014, she was the first Japanese person to be certified as an instructor in the Swedish National Standard Natural Color System (NCS). She is a member of the Japan Color Society, a color design master with the International Color Design Association and a certified lecturer for the Color Certification Association and Colorist Association of Japan.