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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...
That scarf you bought at one store that matches a hat you bought at another is not a coincidence. For decades, color professionals have influenced the colors that are produced and promoted. In The Color Revolution, historian Regina Lee Blaszczyk takes us on a journey, sharing the innovators stories and the beginnings of color forecasting and trends. read more »
The History of Lincoln’s Train Car
When Abraham Lincoln’s private train car was completed in 1865 at Alexandria Virginia in the “government shed” of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, there were no color photographs, no lithographs, and no contemporary paintings made of the president’s car. read more »
We continue our conversation with the world’s first tetrachromat artist, Concetta Antico, to find out what it’s like to see all the colors in skin tones, the effects of lighting and resisting the urge to stare at colorful things all day. read more »
Statistics on Colors
The data from the World Color Survey was extracted from handwritten notes to an electronic data set where each data point connects one speaker, one language, one specific Munsell color and one color term with each other. read more »
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?