• 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...

A bright green necklace with woven circles of paper and hanging beads sits on soil

Artist and author Petra van Cronenburg tells stories in paper, beads and strings, choosing materials that combine both sustainability and the luxury of traditional craftsmanship. The paper beads and art originate from “garbage”… old and damaged books, newspapers, magazines and packaging, and she sources non-toxic paint materials, natural materials and other found objects. We spoke about her process and the impact color has on her work.

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No matter what you call them, be it french fries, frites, chips, deep fried potatoes, or what size or shape they come in, from shoestring to thick-cut, waffle to crinkle style, no one can deny that fries have become a food favorite across the world. There is even a National French Fry Day to help celebrate.

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A Munsell color wheel simplified and shown in two-dimensional space

The first time I learned about the Munsell Color System was from a 2D color wheel presented in artist Harley Brown’s instructional book. [1] The most significant information I obtained from that color wheel was its inclusion of brown and black. This truly improve my learning and understanding of colors as a beginner learning colors by myself.

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Munsell Book of Color Pocket Edition Cover

From 1942, a first volume pocket-sized adaptation of the original Book of Color includes 19 color charts, separated by clear Mylar sheets in a 6 ring binder. This particular vintage edition actually belonged to Albert Ector Orr Munsell. We had the pleasure of meeting his granddaughter and great-grandson, and combing through their collection of photographs and books. We can only imagine the places and colors this book has seen. Stay tuned for more vintage materials from this special visit.  read more »

Four diamonds from the geological color chart shown in red hues

While colored diamonds have been cherished throughout time, it wasn’t until the late 1970’s/early 1980’s that they began to capture the gem industry and consumer’s attention. At that time, innovations in diamond cutting, the discovery of a new mine yielding additional quantities of colored diamonds, and high-profile auction sales began to create a stir.

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This text is an insert from the first volume of the Munsell Book of Color Pocket Edition from 1942, and outlines the use of the color charts. A pocket-sized adaptation of the original Book of Color, it was intended to be used in the field for color designers and other color experts, who needed to be able to identify and communicate color on the spot.

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