South Korea Gimhae City Color Palette of Representative Colours and Symbolic Colour Development


City colors analysis and guidelines development is a way to assist the city to become more sustainable and be developed with an excel city image and living environment. Especially for Gimhae, a city in South Korea has high cultural properties from both tradition and modern era due to Gaya Kingdom’s culture. Through an analysis on Gimhae city dominant colors; environmental colors and regional colors were extracted and identified to develop the representative colors and main symbolic color of the city. Representative natural environment, artificial environment, humanity & cultural environment and objects were selected as the study object. The objects’ color identities were captured with the technique of CADI (Color Analysis through Digital Imaging) and analyzed through KSCA (Korea Standard Color Analysis) for color extraction. Gimhae city colors palettes were arranged with 100 environmental colors, 50 regional colors, 10 representative colors and one main symbolic color. Each of the 10 representative colors were named accordingly with their own identity and relevant meaning that corresponding with Gimhae city in Korean. This study was referenced and studied on the case from different city’s color palettes and guidelines, for example, London and Yokohama. A further research is expected to be carried out on the Gimhae city color guideline according to the representative colors extraction of this study.

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Ku Yeong Lun, Inje University, South Korea
Euitay Jung, Inje University, South Korea
Inkyu Choi, Inje University, South Korea

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Conference: CITY2016
Stream: Geography and Landscape/Urban Planning, Architecture and Design

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