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. Our current programme is available on this site but to find out more about the Group’s activities, you should become a member of the Group, and receive Members Notifications of events and other matters of colourful interest.  This carries notices of meetings, reports of papers given at meetings, as well as news of other developments in the world of colour. The Committee welcomes new applications for membership. The annual subscription is £20.00 GBP.

Although we welcome members from other countries, if you do not live in Great Britain you might find it useful to join the corresponding group in your own country. The Colour Group is a member of the AIC (International Association of Colour), and you may find the address of an organisation nearer home.

The Group has no permanent headquarters or staff and is entirely a voluntary (non-commercial) organisation. It is a Registered Charity (No. 1047548) and a registered Company (No. 707804 England).

You can read our Articles of AssociationMemorandum and data protection policy, and have a look at our Archive

Current Honorary Officers and Committee Members (2023-24)

Chairman Vien Cheung
Vice-Chairman Caterina Ripamonti
Secretary Lucy Somers
Treasurer Rob Lee
Membership Secretary Marisa Rodriguez-Carmona (and City University Rep)
PC Officer Kel Jackson
Awards Officer Emily Patterson
Committee Member Gordon Plant
Committee Member Galina Paramei
Committee Member Carinna Parraman
Committee Member Valérie Bonnardel
Co-opted Member Andy Rider
Co-opted Member Elza Tancheva-Burdge


The Colour Group enjoys relations with many other organisations, see below, but our major international link is with the International Colour Association (Internationale Vereinigung für die Farbe or Association Internationale de la Couleur) know universally as the AIC. You can see the annual reports of the AIC here in which you can see material concerning the Group.

Other organisations with which we interact include:

    • The Society for Light & Lighting (SLL of CIBSE)