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Section 1: Color Articles, Tutorials, Discussion Lists, Resources, Books, Software, and Hardware

Brushes, paint tub The Articles, Tutorials, Discussion Lists, Resources, and Books on Color section includes quite a few helpful articles and tutorials about color, color theory, color for Web sites, color psychology, color meanings, color and design, and color deficiencies and color blindness. You'll also find resources to sites devoted to color, discussion lists, and recommended books on color, color management books, and color management software, hardware, and accessories.

Articles and Tutorials on Color

Articles and Tutorials on Color Theory, Color in General

See also Web Sites or Web Site Sections Devoted to Color, as there's lots of great information about the use of color.

Articles, Tutorials on Color Management

Below are annotated links to well done, easy-to-understand articles, tutorials about color management, from introducing the basics to more detailed information for professionals. For managing color specifically with Adobe Photoshop, see Graphics Adobe Photoshop Color Management Tutorials here at

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Articles and Tutorials About Color for Web Sites

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Articles and Tutorials on Color Deficiencies and Color Blindness

See also Color Tools Color Deficiency Simulators and Related Testing Tools.

See also Color Tools Color Deficiency Simulators and Related Testing Tools.

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Articles and Tutorials on Color Meanings, Color Psychology, and Color and Design

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Web Sites or Web Site Sections Devoted to Color

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Discussion Lists on Color

See also Discussion Lists, Online Forums, and Newsgroups for links to more on Web design and development topics.

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Recommended Books on Color and Color Management, and Color Calibration Software, Hardware, Accessories

Books on Color

Many books on color aren't specific only to Web site design colors but they're immensely helpful, insightful, and inspirational. They've each been chosen for this list because they can help with learning more about color, how to use color effectively for Web sites, inspirational ideas for creative use of color, or all of these.

Do you have any recommendations, or do you have thoughts about books already included on this list? Please let us know!

For more short reviews and book recommendations on Web site-related topics, be sure to check out our Recommended Books section!

Color Management Books

  •  Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers. by Martin Evening. Focal Press (May 28, 2007) 
  • Cover: Real World Color Management, 2nd Ed. Bruce Fraser, Chris Murphy, and Fred Bunting 
  •  Photoshop Masking & Photoshop LAB Color : The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace. By Dan Margulis. New Riders (10-8-2004) - info 
  •  Color Management for Photographers. by Andrew Rodney. Focal Press; Pap/Cdr (8-10-2005) 

For helpful Web Site Resources on color, see also Web Resources Color here at

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Color Management Software, Hardware, Accessories

Related: Color Color Tools - Reference Charts, Swatches, Software, and More, where you'll find color charts at this site and elsewhere, color swatches, color scheme palettes, tools, and software, printed and online color charts and references, color deficiency simulators and related color testing tools, and more.

Color Management Accessories
  • Gretag Macbeth Color Checker Exposure Aid, 8 1/2" x 11"
Monitor, Printer, Scanner Calibration and Management Hardware, Software

Below are popular products by ColorVision, Gretag MacBeth, and Pantone listed by brand. Wondering which to choose? Wondering what the experts think about which is best? Try Color Management Shoot Out: ColorVision, GretagMacbeth, and X-Rite/Monaco Compared, by Edwin Leong of

  • ColorVision PrintFIX PRO Suite (Win/Mac) 
  • ColorVision Spyder2 Suite (Win/Mac)
  • ColorVision Spyder2PRO (Win/Mac)
  • ColorVision Spyder2 Express Win/Mac
Gretag MacBeth
  • Gretag Macbeth Eye-One Display LT, Accurate Monitor Calibration for the Cost Conscious Pro
  • Gretag Macbeth Eye-One Display 2 ( Windows / Mac ) 355420
  • Gretag Macbeth Eye-One Photo LT Color Management System Designed for Beginners Starting in Color Management (Win/Mac)
  • Gretag Macbeth Eye-One Photo SG Color Management System for Calibrating, Profiling LCD, CRT Monitors, RGB Output Devices, with Digital ColorChecker SG
  • GretagMacbeth ProfileMaker Photostudio Pro Eye-One Bundle - Display color calibration kit
  • Pantone huey Monitor Color Calibrator ( MEU101 )
  • Pantone Huey Pro MEU113 Monitor Color Calibrator

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