Mayer-style triangles continue to be used as tools to test colors and match shades for pigments and dyes. This example calibrates red, yellow and blue shades of Irgalan dyes, a type of synthetic dye often used by art conservators, but any three colors might be combined in this system. Source: Made by Shirley Eng for the Conservation Laboratory of the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology).

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Dyer's color triangle (silk). Mayer-style triangles continue to be used as tools to test colors and match shades for pigments and dyes. This example calibrates red, yellow and blue shades of Irgalan dyes, a type of synthetic dye often used by art conservators, but any three colors might be combined in this system. Source: Made by Shirley Eng for the Conservation Laboratory of the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology).