• Munsell Color Tools are Used Across a Wide Range of Industries and Disciplines Including:: Agriculture, Government standards, Archeology, Industrial, Education, Interior design, Environmental studies, Pharmaceutical, Food Products Product Development, Geology, Safety:: http://munsell.com/color-blog/munsell-color-tools-are-used-across-a-wide-range-of-industries-and-disciplines-including/

    Agriculture, Government standards, Archeology, Industrial, Education, Interior design, Environmental studies, Pharmaceutical, Food Products Product Development, Geology, Safety

  • About Munsell, the Color Company:: Munsell Color is comprised of the original Munsell Color Company that Albert H. Munsell started nearly a century ago.   Our specialty is developing and producing physical color standards based on Munsell color theory.  The result is a variety of simple yet accurate visual color tools that help you work with color more effectively.   More importantly, you can trust in the accuracy and reliability of our color tools to scale from single location to multi-facility enterprise.:: http://munsell.com/color-blog/about-munsell-the-color-company/

    Munsell Color is comprised of the original Munsell Color Company that Albert H. Munsell started nearly a century ago. Our specialty is developing and producing physical color standards based on Munsell...

  • A Color Matching System Designed to Work the Way You Think:: The Munsell Color order system is designed for the way you see and process color.  That means you can literally take a color notation and visually imagine how it will look.  After all, the developer of the Munsell color theory, Albert H. Munsell was an artist, and his Munsell color order system was designed for the human visual system.   So every color you can imagine and all colors in between can be reproduced in the Munsell Color System.  That’s why you can get the exact color you want.:: http://munsell.com/color-blog/a-color-system-designed-to-work-the-way-you-think/

    The Munsell Color order system is designed for the way you see and process color. That means you can literally take a color notation and visually imagine how it will look. After all, the developer of...

  • What makes The Munsell Color System Different?:: Every Munsell color that you communicate gives you complete confidence… we guarantee it!  When you need to communicate color reliably, the Munsell color matching system quality practices ensure that every Munsell color standard is consistently reproduced.  So whether you’re calibrating cameras, specifying color to your suppliers or sorting and grading or analyzing products based on color, rest assured that you’ll get consistent results.  More importantly, color consistency means fewer errors and faster color matching.:: http://munsell.com/color-blog/what-makes-the-munsell-color-system-different/

    Every Munsell color that you communicate gives you complete confidence… we guarantee it! When you need to communicate color reliably, the Munsell color matching system quality practices ensure that...

  • The Color Matching System that Puts You in Control of Color:: You know the color you want… the Munsell Color System lets your partners and suppliers know too. Where ever you need to establish and communicate color, the Munsell Color System makes it easy.  Choose from our standard colors or let us develop color management system customized to your unique application.:: http://munsell.com/color-blog/the-color-matching-system-that-puts-you-in-control-of-color/

    You know the color you want… the Munsell Color System lets your partners and suppliers know too. Where ever you need to establish and communicate color, the Munsell Color System makes it easy. Choose...

Illustrations from the 1921 book, "A Grammar of Color", showing the book title and chapter heading, "A Practical Description of the Munsell Color System with Suggestions for Its Use, By T.M. Cleland", Chroma section.

Here is part 7 of our series of excerpts from the 1921 book, “A Grammar of Color.” In part 6, we began the chapter “A Practical Description of the Munsell Color System With Suggestions For Its Use”, written by T.M. Cleland, where he explained the concepts of Hue, Value and Chroma. Part 7 is a continuation of this chapter written by Cleland, digging deeper into explaining the scale of Chroma in the color sphere and introducing the term “Color Tree” along with a beautiful illustration of the Color Tree worthy of a picture frame. With each of the three dimensions of color defined, Cleland explans how we now have a complete written color formula which embodies all three dimensions, also known as Munsell color notation. read more »

Diagram demonstrating the Munsell Color System

Tom Parish Interviews Munsell for His Podcast About Color

Tom Parish has professionally worked with color for years and has been exploring the science and language of color in-depth since discovering the Munsell Color System a number of years ago. Wanting to better understand the Munsell Color System and investigating new ways to think of using color and observing the growing interest and awareness of color, he reached out to Munsell for an interview with Color Services Business Manager, Art Schmehling. read more »

Side view of Neil Harbisson, who hears sound through a camera attached to an antenna on his head.

A Life With Complete Color Blindness

Neil Harbisson can’t see color. He never has. He was born with achromatopsia, a condition that only allows him to see in grayscale. Now think about that for a minute. Can you imagine a world where there is no color? It makes you realize how much color is tied to our reality, whether it’s the implied meaning of traffic lights and signs, the aesthetic of a harmonious color palette in the décor of a room, or even knowing the difference between a day with a blue sky or a grey one. Now while you’re wrapping your head around the concept of never perceiving color, let’s confuse your senses and let’s imagine you hear color. read more »

Chapter Heading from A Grammar of Color: A Practical Description of the Munsell Color System with Suggestions for its Use

We continue with our series of excerpts from the 1921 book, A Grammar of Color. The previous excerpts covered the chapters written by A.H. Munsell himself, entitled “An Introduction to the Munsell Color System”. The next series of excerpts will cover sections of the chapter, “A Practical Description of the Munsell Color System with Suggestions for its Use” which were written by T.M. Cleland, an American book designer, painter, illustrator, and type designer. He explains in detail the definition of hue, value, chroma – the three dimension of color in the Munsell Color System. read more »