Standard Illuminants in Color Measurement   How Certain Bottle Colors Lead to Skunked Beer
Understanding Standard Illuminants in Color Measurement   Beer Gone Bad: How Certain Bottle Colors Lead to Skunked Beer
CIE, an organization considered to be the authority on the science of light and color, has defined several illuminants to represent certain light sources. The spectral data for these illuminants are stored in color measurement instruments to calculate the color of a sample as it would appear under each light.
 
Beer drinkers beware; this may leave a sour taste in your mouth. According to research, certain bottle colors make beer vulnerable to turning bad, or becoming “skunked” as many people call it. Don’t blame the bottle, though. Light is the main culprit behind this unpleasant effect.
 
Color and Appearance Seminar   Elements that Affect the Appearance of Color
Color & Appearance Seminars:
How to Control Color Effectively
  Elements that Affect the Appearance of Color
Color & Appearance seminars cover the fundamentals of color science and the elements to an effective color process. Each attendee will leave with a solid understanding of the components required for evaluating, communicating, and controlling color to meet standards and organizational goals more efficiently.
 
The appearance of an object’s color is often influenced by environmental elements, surface conditions, and optical illusions. They can make a color look darker, lighter, duller, or brighter. This article provides an overview on some of the effects that may influence the appearance of your sample’s color.

 

 

 

Did You Know?

The neck and head of a wild turkey changes color from gray to shades of red, white, and blue when the bird becomes excited or distressed.

November 2013 Edition
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