I am majoring in Computer Science and me and my friend are doing our thesis on Color Theory (in particular, automatic color scheme generation).
We have created some models that create palettes from given colors based on color wheel combinations. Another model is based on data taken from Adobe Kuler color palettes and ratings, where the scheme is created in such a way to achieve the highest rating given by the model.
The thing is that our advisor wants us to find a way to measure the quality of the work done, i.e. how do we know that the palettes proposed by the model are actually aesthetically pleasing? I know that this question has the subjectivity component to it, but can you suggest any ideas on how to measure the effectiveness (whether the color schemes make sense aesthetically) of our methods? Thank you!