Aemilius Müller (1)

Aemilius Müller pointed out that the gradations of colour-hue, often appearing monotonous, can be made more attractive by allowing them systematic deviations. In order to explain subtractive colour mixing, the eight corners of his colour-cube are occupied by three primary colours, yellow, (magenta) red and (cyan) blue; three «secondary colours», orange, violet and green; and the achromatic colours, white and black. (Detailed text)

Date: The «Three-Colour Cube 1000» by colour theorist and practician Aemilius Müller was intriduced in 1951.

Country of origin: Switzerland

Basic colours: Yellow, magenta and cyan

Form: Cube

Application: Architecture

Related systems: OstwaldBeckeHickethierMüller II

Bibliography: Ae. Müller, «Die moderne Farbharmonielehre», Wintherthur 1948; W. Spillmann, «Ein Leben für die Farbe: Das Werk von Dr. Aemilius Müller», Winterthur, Applica 24, p. 717 (1984).