Color Theory Book @FromBeeWithLove Bronte Huskinson

Books that go beyond colour theory

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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.

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Interaction of Color – Josef Albers 

Described as “one of the most important books on colour ever written”, Interaction of Color contains 60 different colour studies and takes you through how the feel of a colour can change depending on what the colour is paired with. It’s considered a must-have by many artists.
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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.

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Secret Lives of Colour

Chromophobia – David Batchelor  

Have you every wondered why our surroundings lack colour in Western society? Chromophobia has the answer. This books show how colour has been marginalized by being linked to childishness, femininity and exoticism. Despite loving wearing colour, I can sometimes feel a bit more self-conscious when wearing it. This book helps you understand why that is.
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The Secret Language of Color – by Joann Eckstut and Arielle Eckstut  

The Secret Language of Colour is an investigation into the role of colour in every aspect of not only our own lives, but the entire planet. Colour is absolutely everywhere, it’s in both science and in nature but how many of us actually know what role colour has? This book will answer those questions.
The secret language of colour
Any other colour theory books you would add to the list?