It primarily contains reports of research-based work that has been conducted on color. They take an academic approach, which is thrilling for those of us who are constantly searching for concrete scientific data for argumentation on color projects.
Colour is one of the most fundamental criteria in all matters of design, and the journal will seek to nurture a better understanding of colour and its application in design theory and practice, in particular the synergy between colour and design, as opposed to their individual importance. -www.colour-journal.org
For instance, here's a fascinating study that was written up about Facial Expressions, Colours, and Basic Emotions.
image sourceThey investigated whether pairing of facial expressions of emotion with colors is consistent among different cultures, in particular between Australian and European people. Two groups, one consisting mainly of younger and the other of older people, participated in two experiments. For each of six faces, which expressed the basic emotions anger, surprise, disgust, sadness, happiness and fear, single colours and combinations of three colors were selected for the best visual ‘fit’ with the faces. Find out what they learned in the article..
Editor's note: Out of curiosity, are you readers of this blog interested in learning more about this sort of scientific approach to color, or do you prefer the lighter "eye-candy" and such posts? I'd like to know what you want to see more of...