Color derives from the spectrum of light (distribution of light energy versus wavelength) interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors. Color categories and physical specifications of color are also associated with objects, materials, light sources, etc., based on their physical properties such as light absorption, reflection, or emission spectra.


Color stimulates the brain. Color creates moods. Color evokes emotions.
Color is one of the most powerful tools in the daily work of an art director. We love colors!
And that´s where Darius A Monsef IV comes in: The 26 year-old entrepeneur and social activist from Portland, Oregon is the founder of

Constructed as an online community, COLOURlovers is a resource that monitors and examines color trends. Enriched by articles and background information, it is an ever-growing index of color palettes that can be reviewed and rated. And shared! There are currently 26,356 Lovers sharing 401,248 Colors in 142,062 Palettes.


COLOURlovers is a burst of visual inspiration. And a must-bookmark for everyone interested
in the practical applications of colors.

So. Let´s get startet! What shade of green might curiosity have …?