• 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...

Ancient green glass bead on a Munsell color chart

Color is a tricky thing. It seems so self-evident, so objective, so out there. It’s something we see, something we smell, something we even seem to taste. And yet color as we know it is also a function of our eyeballs, a pairing of lenses and receptors as unique to ourselves as is our own DNA or our own life stories. Most of us have receptors that distinguish three colors (red, green, and blue), some have only two, while others see only darkness or light, and still others have additional receptors that sense a fourth color somewhere in the yellow range. So if color is a property that depends not only on the things that we see but also on the people who see them, then how do we study colors in the past? read more »

The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado where shale, volcanic ash and mudstone make up the soils

Our interview series celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service in the United States and the important role soil plays in these parks continues. We travel back in time, 34 million years ago, to Florissant National Monument to learn about some of the most well preserved insect and plant fossils. NRCS Soil Survey Leader Laura Craven walks us through the mudstones, shales and volcanic deposits of this geologically rich formation. 

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A lifesize model in 3D of the Munsell color space

The concept of “color space” as presented in the Munsell system makes a lot of sense, but it can be difficult to describe. Making the concept easier to grasp requires a visual representation – if students are going to “get it” they need to see it. This is why I built a color space model at the studio representing the three dimensions of hue, value, and chroma in a suspended sculpture that we can walk around and immerse ourselves within.

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A bright yellow stony creek frog changes colors during mating

The many colours displayed by amphibians has amazed scientists for centuries. During my honours research (Kindermann et al. 2013). I became fascinated by the rapid colour changes displayed by stony creek frogs (Litoria wilcoxii) and eventually came to research the physiology and function of it for my PhD.

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