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THE COLOUR DICTIONARY – The colourfulness of the words



Which colours do people consider ‘exotic’, which seem ‘glamorous’ in their eyes and which colours are ‘spirited’? The colour dictionary answers all these questions and translates 360 adjectives into colour compositions linked to the RAL DESIGN System.

The colour dictionary is an indispensable work tool for advertisers, architects, interior designers, designers, professional painters and all those who are fascinated by the world of colour. Axel Venn, Professor of Colour Design and Trendscouting at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, undertook a scientific study where he asked more than 60 participants to link various colours with various words, from comfortable to uneasy, from paradisiacal to useful, from noble to worthless and from trendy to archaic.

For each of the 360 adjectives, the book displays 49 colour images and the respective colour scale in RAL DESIGN System colours. This is what makes Professor Venn’s colour dictionary different from other colour theory books, which usually only list one colour for each concept. The colour dictionary gives the user room to play with and opens up a whole range of possibilities for making colour statements.

Axel Venn is Professor of Colour Design and Trendscouting at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim. The author, who lives in Berlin, has been involved in colour research for many years and enjoys international renown as a colour, trend and aesthetics consultant. Janina Venn-Rosky is a qualified designer, with a degree from the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg.

HE COLOUR DICTIONARY- The Colourfulness of the Words

  • 360 adjectives expressed in colour compositions
  • Displayed in RAL DESIGN System colours
  • Based on a scientific study
  • The standard work for advertising, interior design, design and teaching
  • Bilingual: German and English
  • 864 pages
  • Approx. 20,000 images
  • Format: 24 x 26 cm, hardcover
  • With large poster
  • Authors: Professor Axel Venn and Janina Venn-Rosky
  • Editor: Dr. Wolf D. Karl, RAL gGmbH; published by Callwey-Verlag
  • ISBN: 978-3-7667-1825-9


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