Color perception and inventions

Rodger Whitlock
Tue, 27 Jan 2004 05:51:44 PST
On 23 Jan 04 at 23:04, David Fenwick wrote:

> I'm looking forward to the day when we'll get an RHS colour chart
> for metallic colours.

The ancient Repertoire du Coleurs color chart (French, early 1900's)
has some metallic colors in it. However, before everyone runs out
looking for this rarity, let me say that it's not awfully useful for
horticultural purposes.

As for the RHS chart, be aware that it's been through three editions. 
The first was in the late 1930's and made up of separate sheets, with 
named colors. The second was a complete revision around 1970, used 
the fanfold system, had the colors numbered rather than named, and 
included a broader range of colors than the first edition. The third 
came out around 1985, and afaik was the same as the second except for 
the holes in the centers of the color patches.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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