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Colorful tunnel

Feb 7, 2022

Professor Explains Science Behind Color Creation

Professor Renzo Shamey shares the science behind Pantone's color of the year and explains color creation on NC State's Audio Abstract Podcast. 

Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night Over the Rhone,"

Jan 7, 2020

New Year, New Blue

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 is Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052) -- a rich, saturated shade redolent of the sky at dusk or deep pools of undisturbed water. Read more about Pantone, how it selects its Color of the Year and how colors can be trademarked. 

Cappadocia Balloon Inflating

Dec 2, 2019

World of Color

There are no known bird species that produce blue-pigmented feathers. The color we perceive them to be is due to the structure of their feathers, which reflect light in a way that makes them appear blue. But what is “actually” blue, anyway? Is there such a thing? To answer that, we have to explore the very nature of color: what it is, how we perceive it and how we use it. Read part 1 in our World of Color series. 

Dr. Renzo Shamey

Mar 2, 2018

Shamey Named Ciba Professor of Textile Chemistry

Dr. Renzo Shamey, professor and University Scholar in the department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, has been named the Ciba Professor of Textile Chemistry, effective March 1, 2018. The Ciba professorship recognizes an expert in the field of color and the coloration process and supports their research into color science. 

Wilson College of Textiles exterior view

Oct 21, 2015

Professor Rolf Kuehni Receives ISCC’s Nickerson Award

Professor Rolf Kuehni of NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles, received the Nickerson Service Award from the Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) Oct. 21 at the university. An adjunct professor in the College’s department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, Kuehni is a world renowned color scientist. The Nickerson Service Award recognizes outstanding, long-term contributions towards the…