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A study of munsell color space for Korean color names. 1

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  • 먼셀색채공간
  • Munsell Color Space
  • 표준색이름
  • 한국어
  • Korean
  • Names
  • Psychology


The study was the determine basic color names to be used in the Korean Standard Color Naming System, The 234 Munsell color chips was systematically as representing the color space of Hue and Value dimensions with Chroma most saturated. The 30 subjects nominated each of the color chips using one of the 25 candidates of Korean basic color names, which were selected from a previous study(Kim, 1998). The results confirmed the psychological saliency of the nemes, Bora(Violet), Yondoo(chartreuse), and Hanul(skyblue). Tne name of Pool Sack(grass color) showed itself as one of the most salient names, most dominantly used in the yellowish green area(olive).

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