The first exercise in The Colorist (Shigenobu Kobyashi) is to choose 10 colors you like, and five colors you don’t like:
Then you find these favorite colors on a full spectrum array, and determine if your color preferences are more for different shades of one color, or for different colors of a particular depth or intensity. Yes, this is impossibly difficult to read… but on my computer, I can “right click” on any image and open it in a new tab, in which it will be larger, and I will be able to magnify it even more.
And remember those words that we chose last week – the ones we liked, and the ones we didn’t? Those are all arranged on a grid of mood/styles, which will have colors associated with them in the next exercises:
I found myself in the lower right quadrant – somewhere in the elegant/cool/modern area.
Bear in mind that this entire book is just one man’s opinion on how colors and styles are related. One really INTERESTING man…