Investigation of texture effect on visual colour difference evaluation

John Haozhong Xin, Hui Liang Shen, Chuen Chuen Lam

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

51 Citations (Scopus)


The texture effect on visual colour difference evaluation was investigated in this study. Five colour centers were selected and textured colour pairs were generated using scanned textile woven fabrics and colour-mapping technique. The textured and solid colour pairs were then displayed on a characterized cathode ray tube (CRT) monitor for colour difference evaluation. The colour difference values for the pairs with texture patterns are equal to 5.0 CIELAB units in lightness direction. The texture level was represented by the half-width of histogram, which is called texture strength in this study. High correlation was found between texture strength and visual colour difference for textured colour pairs, which indicates that an increasing of 10 units of texture strength in luminance would cause a decreasing of 0.25 units visual difference for the five colour centers. The ratio of visual difference between textured and solid colour pairs also indicates a high parametric effect of texture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-347
Number of pages7
JournalColor Research and Application
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2005


  • Colour difference
  • Texture effect
  • Visual colourdifference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Investigation of texture effect on visual colour difference evaluation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this