The Recognition of Conventional Color Names by Recent University Students
三星, 宗雄Mitsuboshi, Muneo
32 , 2015-07-15 , 神奈川大学人間科学部
The differences between recognized JIS conventional color names and their specified notations were measured for university students in terms of Hue, Value （lightness） and Chroma （saturation） in Munsell Color Notation System. Twenty-seven conventional color names were selected for evaluation, all of which were reported to be recognized more than 50% in previous study. Some of them were named after plants,and some were after animals and minerals. The participant was asked to point to a color in the color chart, which he/she thought was closest in appearance to the color of that convetional color name. The difference between recognized conventional color names and their specified notation in Hue, Value, and Chroma were remarkably large irrespective of the origin of the name, i.e. palnt, animal or mineral. The difference in Chroma （saturation） was particularly striking, which were statistically significant for almost all color names. The Value （lightness） was recognized most precisely, but still at around 50% level. There found no difference in recognition between Japanese color names and foreign ones, and that between warm colors and cold ones. Hosoda（2013） says, the author cited, that it seems necessary to teach conventional color names in our educational system, because they originate in our own and global cultures.