How to generate aesthetic and affective theme colors, investigated by EunJin

EunJin, a Ph.D. candidate of Color lab presented her recent study entitled, “Hue extraction and Tone match: Generating a Theme Color to Enhance the Emotional Quality of an Image” on ACM SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. The study proposed a computational method to generate a theme color from an image in order to deliver an aesthetic combination between a color and image. The core idea is extracting the hue from an image, and deciding the tone according to the desired emotion. A user test was conducted to validate the proposed method, and the results revealed that the method generated satisfactory theme colors as much as professionals did.

Full text in the proceeding of ACM SIGGRAPH 2015