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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...
The average person can perceive 1 million colors. The cones in our eyes absorb the different wavelengths of light and send signals to our brains that are translated into the colors we see. read more »
Statistics on Color: Linguistics Research after the Munsell Revolution
As we saw in the preceding blogposts, the Munsell charts were an important tool in the work by Berlin and Kay (1969) for finding a system for the progression of color naming schemes across languages.
We imagine everyone feels ready to move on from the topic of #thedress, but when you live in the world of color, is it hard to stop finding a reason to bring it up again. We recently came across an article on Bustle, which got the conversation started back up.
Discovering the Munsell Chart: Lenneberg, Roberts, Berlin & Kay
First – why are modern day researchers using the Munsell chart (or similar charts) instead of the Holmgren wool test and the Lovibond tintometer?
What is the Color of Mud?
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 »
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 »
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 »