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After Steve Linburg's lecture on the Munsell Color Theory last night, we are now wondering how to more precisely describe our "candy apple red" walls!
WHY DO YOU FEEL THAT STUDENTS, ARTISTS, AND TEACHERS SHOULD FOLLOW THE MUNSELL SYSTEM ALONG WITH REILLYS METHOD?
There are warm greys, cool greys and then there are neutral greys. How do you make a neutral grey with white and black? If you mix white and black to get a grey, that’s a cool grey, because there’s blue in black. To make it neutral, you have to warm it up, so you add just a touch of orange to get rid of the blue in the black. Then it will be neutral, not warm, not cool… neutral. A neutral grey doesn’t change any color, it just weakens it. Munsell talked about this in his theory and Reilly came up with the nine neutral greys. These were manufactured as paints and called Reilly Greys, but when Reilly died, they said they were too difficult to make because they had to be the exact match to each value and equally distant from each other. They felt it wasn’t worth the trouble making them. So we need to be able to make our own. Understanding how to do that is so important. Manufacture, Golden came out with a line of neutral grey acrylics which I thought was fantastic. - From a Munsell interview with author Ralph Garafola
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