• 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...

Munsell Color Tree Featured

“…it is really not a theory at all. Nothing can be predicted by means of it. It is, rather, a vague schematic outline…”
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Remarks on Color

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Neil Harbisson giving presentation, "Art in the Age of Cyborgs" in 2013.

As the world’s first cyborg, Neil Harbisson hears color instead of seeing it via a camera attached to an antenna which leads to a chip implanted in his skull. Being born with achromatopsia, he is completely color blind and only sees in grayscale. Living in a world without color was difficult yet it did not stop him from pursuing art education along with music. As a color hearing cyborg, his art mixes up the senses of sight and sound, producing portraits you can hear and colorful artwork based on sound.

In part 4 of our series on Neil Harbisson, we interviewed Harbisson about what it was like being color blind in art school and how he now paints with sound. read more »

Aimee Erickson's painting, "Sarah", awarded Best of Show at the 2014 American Women Artists national Juried Exhibition.

Color Theory was a required foundations course in the Visual Communication Design program at BYU, so all the design students took it–the interior designers, graphic designers, industrial designers, and the illustrators. That last group included me. I had grown up in Silicon Valley and never heard of art school, so when I found out you could get a degree by taking drawing and design classes I was thrilled and slightly suspicious, and signed up immediately.

I remember going to the campus bookstore and buying the mysterious and costly “Munsell student kit,’ which was the first assignment we did in class. read more »

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 »