Tag : British Colour Council

Chelsea logo from the 1960s
Aug 4th, 2014 | | Colour Services | No Comments

Chelsea Football Club

The Chelsea Football Club badge (1953-1986)1 One of the joys of working with colour is that it encompasses all aspects of life. Several of my projects take me into areas that I have little experience of and the...

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Colour and Lighting - Gloss Colours
Dec 23rd, 2011 | | Aesthetics | Colour Ranges | 2 Comments

Colour and Lighting in Factories and Offices

In these days, when an ability in Interior Design is often seen to be no more than the selection of a completely impractical 'chalky paint' from a ‘Boutique’ paint supplier and an artfully placed pair of old...

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Fresh Peas - with thanks to Gerry the Cook
Dec 9th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | History | Comments Off

Pea Green

Fresh Peas - with thanks to Gerry the Cook Pea Green is a colour name that immediately conjures up an image, but on reflection is it the colour of fresh peas, frozen peas, tinned peas or (forgive the accent) mushy...

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ISCC-NBS cover
Dec 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | No Comments

A Dictionary of Color Names

The ISCC-NBS Method of Designating Colors and A Dictionary of Color Names was published by the National Bureau of Standards and printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office in 1955. It is a curious work, and...

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Baty Arms
Nov 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Colour Services | 11 Comments

Heraldic Colours (or Tinctures)

Tinctures One of the main aims of heraldry is to provide easily recognisable symbols and this is achieved by using clear colours and by following strict rules. However, not all of these are colours in the true...

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Wilson Colour Chart
Nov 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Colour Services | 5 Comments

The Wilson Colour Chart

In 1938 the British Colour Council issued (in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society) the first volume of a Horticultural Colour Chart, also called The Wilson Colour Chart after Robert F. Wilson, the...

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BCC Cover
Nov 3rd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Colour Services | 7 Comments

Dictionary of Colours for Interior Decoration

The British Colour Council When the British Colour Council came into being in 1930, the declared aims and objects included the placing of colour determination for the British Empire in British hands and the...

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