Welcome to the CRSC

The CRSC is Canada’s only colour-focused, not-for-profit organization. We are a community of interpreters, knowledge seekers and experts, and colour – whether material or ephemeral – is our common focus.

Colour and light are inseparable elements of our world, and hold great significance for life on this planet, and for human perception, cognition, and experience. Colour is a key aspect of expression and information – a structuring principle in nature as in human culture, and is thus a key subject of study for a dizzying array of fields, making a colour research network a compelling idea.

As colour knowledge grows across many disciplines, the sharing of knowledge, discovery, capacities and applications gains more and more importance. How might we communicate and foster new insight across the divides of our disciplines?



The strength of our community is based in the cross-disciplinary sharing and building of colour knowledge.

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Light and darkness, brightness and obscurity, or if a more general expression is preferred, light and its absence, are necessary to the production of color… Color itself is a degree of darkness.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Theory of Colours