Books to help you understand colour and colour theory more.
I have always been obsessed with colour and colour theory. I got most of the colour theory books and use them a lot in my photography book and my colour stories. It’s pretty easy to find books on colour theory but not so easy to find books that go deeper into colour abut what it really means to use how it helps us and why we need it.
So I have done the work for you and put together a list for you. Each of these books takes a unique look at colour and may have you seeing colour in ways you haven’t before.
Books that go beyond colour theory
Living with Color: Inspiration and How-Tos to Brighten Up Your Home Hardcover – Rebecca Atwood
I love this book because it walks you through getting in touch with your own colour preferences so you can decide what colours that bring you the most joy. As I’ve just moved into my own home that I can decorate myself, this book is a great resource on learning about colour pairings and how the group colours together to make a room look its best.
Interaction of Color – Josef Albers
The Secret Lives of Colour – Kassia St Clair
The Secret lives of colour has been on my bookshelf for a long time now, and it’s one of the most interesting books I’ve ever read. This book tells the stories of colour and what they mean to different cultures, as well as how different colours played a part in history.