A method for identifying colors in urban environments using a digital camera was established. Color analysis of images was performed using the CIELAB color space. The color coordinates were used to produce a color chart of prevailing colors in the area, which was later used to design a textile pattern. Color samples were in good agreement with the perceived colors of the surroundings. Neutral colors in gray tones predominate in the majority of the city of Ljubljana, Slovenia; nevertheless, there are also bright colors, notably green, yellow, and beige. The method described is fast and reliable enough to identify colors in urban environments. However, the analysis of a large number of photographs is needed to ensure objective results. To obtain reliable results for measured color values, it is necessary to exactly define the conditions under which photographs were taken . 2011 Society for Imaging Science and Technology.
Marica Starešinič, Barbara Simončič, Sabina Bračko, "Using a Digital Camera to Identify Colors in Urban Environments" in Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, 2011, pp 60201-1 - 60201-4, https://doi.org/10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.2011.55.6.060201