• 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...

Book plate for A Grammar of Color book, Balance section.

The 9th part in our series of excerpts from the 1921 book, “A Grammar of Color,” continues with a detailed color balance definition in the chapter “A Practical Description of the Munsell Color System With Suggestions For Its Use”, written by T.M. Cleland. So far, this chapter which explains color theory, has covered Hue, Value and Chroma, the Color Chroma Scale and Opposite or Complementary Colors.

In this part, the discussion continues with a detailed technical explanation on how to do color balancing to form a more harmonious color design. read more »

Selection of chocolate bars next to a Munsell color chart with their color notation specified.

Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate we decided to bring a bag full of chocolate bars down to the Munsell Color Lab to have them determine the color notation for each. There were some interesting discoveries along the way… read more »

Boreal Soil Color Featured

What Marsala Means to an Environmental Consultant

The color Munsell 5R 4/6, as well as many similar reddish colors, often indicate oxidation or rust – the presence of iron oxide – in Boreal Forest soils. The presence of these deep reddish and orangey colors can help environmental consultants determine where the water table sits within a soil. read more »

A view of the Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala, as seen through a Munsell soil color chart.

Color lovers who follow the latest color trends would know that Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala, also known as Pantone 18-1438. For Pantone, “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.”

To some people, the natural earthiness is not “emanated” from Marsala, but is actually earth itself! There are many other color lovers who are less concerned with fashion, but literally happier playing in the dirt. read more »