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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...
In this second part of our series, we talk to Ralph about Frank J. Reilly’s contribution to the Munsell system, the three things that can’t be painted, what colors painters should use, the importance of value, advice for young artists and more.
Another excerpt from the 1921 book, A Grammar of Color. This is the second post on the section, The Color Sheets, which shows the images and descriptions for the Gray, Antique Finish Millcraft Cover Paper and Pyro Brown, Telanian Finish Rhododendron Cover Paper, along with the analysis of the colors used and their position on the scales of hue and chroma. read more »
In this section of the 1st edition of the Munsell Book of Color from 1929, 24 traditional color names are identified along with charts outlining their hue, value and chroma.
“To succeed in the realm of graphic arts, like dancing and music, one must acquire knowledge. By practicing and applying that knowledge, one becomes skillful. It was Reilly’s logical application which was the basis for developing my craft. After 65 successful years I have never found reason to change the drawing or painting methodology Reilly taught to me. I owe him my sincere gratitude. Now through this book I share it with you.”
– Ralph Garafola, Artist/Author/Educator
This section of the 1st edition of the Munsell Book of Color from 1929 discusses the care of the color charts, spinning discs and the color tree.
How well do you know your shades of orange? Let’s find out with a game of match the color sample to its name.
In our series of blog posts with the contents of the 1921 book, A Grammar of Color, we have covered the introductory section by Albert Munsell, and a practical description of the Munsell Color System and how it can be used by T.M. Cleland.
The words chroma and saturation are often used interchangeably, but are defined as distinct concepts by the Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage (CIE), whose terminology is widely accepted as standard in science and technology. The distinction rests read more »