Explore the World of Color


















COP26: The ancient origins of the colour green

James Fox for BBC Culture
November 8th, 2021








Did You Miss The Biggest Color Innovations of the Past Decade? Here Are Five Astounding New Hues That Never Existed Before

Artnet News
December 23, 2021





How Color Affects Architecture

Lilly Cao for Arch Daily
January 12, 2022







The Accidental Invention of the Color Mauve

Matthew Willis for JSTOR Daily
September 28, 2021








The Origins of Indigo, That Bluest Blue

Rohini Kejriwal for Hyperallergic
August 30, 2021









Tiffany Blue is Finally Unlocked

Culture Hustle by Stuart Semple







Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color

Cooper Hewitt
Permanent Archive of 2019 Exhibition 





Color in A New Light

Smithsonian Libraries
Permanent Archive; updated regularly


The First New Shade of Blue in Centuries

Hakim Bishara for Hyperallergic
January 26, 2021



Unearthing the Secrets of Color: Sandy Rodriguez

Kim N. Richter for the Getty Blog
January 13, 2021

Paul Klee’s Bauhaus Notebook is Now Online 

Niall Patrick Walsh for Archdaily
May 28, 2019

Andrew Northop for Hyperallergic
April 6, 2020
Color Served Daily
The RISD Color Lab is a multiplatform space where faculty and students can engage with the one aspect of art and design that draws us all together : COLOR

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Visit the Color Lab
Our exhibition space is viewable from the street at 30 North Main. Our physical materials collection may be requested through the Visual + Material Resource Center at Fleet Library.


colorlab@risd.edu