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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...
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...
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...
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...
Color in glass differs from color in other mediums, in fact color in glass can transform itself. Glass, unlike other media, has a diversity of ways to show color. With the medium of glass there is reflected light and transmitted light, or both at the same time. When lit from the front, we perceive only the colors of reflected light, similar to most other media, but when glass is lit from the back, we see transmitted light colors, usually however, we can see some of both.
Anyone who regularly uses the Munsell Soil Color Book recognizes that soil type can change drastically across very short distances. In the world of winemaking and grape growing, these soil variations can impact grapevine health and thus, wine quality. read more »
Technically, drawing in colored pencil is simply layering semitransparent colors on paper to create vivid paintings. Every color has three qualities: temperature, intensity and value. The combination of these three qualities gives paintings an illusion of depth and form, but the most important component in drawing all forms realistically is value.
Colour is part of one of our most complex senses and is one we each have a dynamic and unique relationship with, both physiologically and mentally.
Albert Munsell was passionate about portraying colour theory in a way that didn’t focus on the mathematical values for colour but rather the specific way in which the human eye and brain perceives colour; something he often likened to the meaningful and harmonious way in which we communicate with and process music. This philosophy particularly resonated with me and inspired me to delve deeper into human sensory cognition, particularly the connections that lie within our visual and auditory cortex. read more »
This section of the 1st edition of the Munsell Book of Color from 1929 discusses the three dimensions of color: Hue, Value and Chroma.
This is the third installment of the Munsell’s “Color in Books Series,” where we look at new releases in the field of color. If you are looking for last minute gifts, books never disappoint. From color history and education to science and children’s books, these recommended reads are sure to please any color lover on your list. read more »
Color systems and methods of describing and classifying color date back hundreds of years. Chevreul, the pioneer in this field, although he did excellent work, did not influence the practical users of color because his color classification was based arbitrarily on the irregularities of dye and pigment mixture, which are very difficult to retain in one’s memory. read more »
We have been posting excerpts from the 1921 book, “A Grammar of Color”, by T.M. Cleland with an introduction by Albert Munsell. The first half of the book focused on explaining how the Munsell Color System works, and suggested ways it can be used. We now start the second half of the book, which consists of some color illustration examples followed by a catalogue of color papers by the Strathmore Paper Company.
In the original book, there is an almost blank page with only a brief description of the two pages to come. The following two pages each consist of a plate with an illustration by Helen Dryden for Vogue; the first plate demonstrates unbalanced color, and the second plate is corrected with an example of balanced color. read more »