Сolor Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Auspicious Patterns

Sun Jing, Arbaiyah Ab Aziz


This study aims to investigate the color characteristics of traditional Chinese auspicious patterns. Qualitative analysis was used in this study. The analysis is mainly carried out using the observation method combined with color expertise. By analyzing the hue, brightness, saturation, and contrast of the colors in auspicious patterns, people can better understand the color characteristics of auspicious patterns. The study found that auspicious patterns are commonly used in six colors: red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and pink, and the most commonly used main colors are red and yellow. They are colorful, vivid, bright, and contrasting. In addition, the color analysis model of auspicious patterns, referred to as the HBSC model, is summarized. It can be used in color analysis of a single pattern or some patterns of the same type, and the specific steps of their analysis are explained in this study. It sets the standard of each analysis item scientifically according to the professional knowledge of color to ensure the objectivity of its analysis.


Keywords: Chinese tradition, auspicious pattern, color characteristics, color analysis.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.55463/hkjss.issn.1021-3619.62.61

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