Book of Color. If inclusion of brilliant colors in a collection of color samples is important, another color collection may be more suitable. The system will be most useful to individuals who specify colors to be matched instrumentally. It is a useful collection of colors for artists, although I believe that mounted color samples are less practical than ones that can be removed to be used as aim points in mixing paints or that can be rearranged for planning artworks. Designers may also find mounted colors a handicap. Sets of fan decks, although more expensive, may be better solutions for users. The notational system may also be a drawback for visually estimating Colorcurve notations for paints or other colors to be placed in the system. The major strength of the Colorcurve system is the assistance it provides for individuals who are interested in selecting colors for reproduction, especially if the company reproducing the sample has computer colorformulating software. The Gray and Pastel Atlas is especially suited for finding a match or near-match to any very light or very grayed color.
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