About Colour

Banknotes under a microscope

This section contains information all about colour.

The science of colour section outlines some of the science of how you see colour, and how scientists make coloured materials.

The history of colour section gives an overview of the history of pigments, from the caveman to modern times.

The world of colour section examines some of the uses of coloured pigments in the world around you. This includes the use of colour in cars, plastics, cosmetics and art.

The future of colour section outlines some of the current areas of research into pigments, and how they might affect your life in the future.

The colour chart lists the properties, synthesis, structure and interesting facts of a large number of pigments. The colour chart is sorted by colour.

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