The Colour Group

Over 75 years for people interested in colour


About

The Colour Group (Great Britain), founded in 1940, is an interdisciplinary society that draws together people interested in all aspects of colour – its perception, measurement, reproduction and artistic expression.

Monthly meetings are held, mostly in London, usually from October to May and provide a unique forum for the exchange of information and contacts.


Membership

We invite those interested in colour and its application to join the Colour Group as members. Membership provides discounts to events and access to members-only events.

Events

We organise events which aim to celebrate and share the broad range of topics related to colour, generally in London, but increasingly outside of London also.

Colour Awards

The Colour Group awards Early Career Awards, to encourage students and young researchers who are members of the Colour Group (GB) either working or studying in a UK institution to present their work at national and international meetings, and to benefit from interaction with the international colour community. These are The WD Wright Award and The Palmer Award.

We also award Honour Awards to those distinguished in the study of colour. These are The Newton Medal, The Turner Medal and The Palmer Lecture.

We also fund Poster Awards at a range of conferences.

Shown here are the next three events – click for further details

Colour in the News

  • Is yellow the colour of the next few months for everything from wallpaper to fashion?  The Queen set the scene but Mrs Trump in London (December) follwed at Buck House - doubtless a compliment to Her Majesty's wardrobe....

  • The latest stab at a more ‘intense’ blue has been made by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in northern California, working with artist Olga Alexopoulou and color researcher Maria Chatzidakis. They have made strides towards developing a new, high-tech pigment dubbed “Quantum Blue.”Check it......

  • As the photo shows, the change to autumn colours in the eastern states of the USA is delayed this year.  Indeed on average the change has been becoming later year by year. Why?  Is it something to do with climate change? Read about it at the......

OUR PATRON MEMBERS

Our patron members provide an important financial contribution to allow us to host as many events as we do.