Munsell Color Blog… Where Color Expression Comes To Life

Color expression comes in many shades.  Thanks to the work of Albert H. Munsell, color expression has never been easier and more accurate.  If Munsell were here today, he would most definitely have blogged about color and his work in helping you communicate color more effectively. So in the spirit of Munsell’s passion for making sense of color, we created the Munsell color blog to continue Munsell’s legacy of color expression in art, industry and education.

Visit the color blog often to learn new and interesting applications for Munsell Color from art and agriculture to design, science and more!

Why not share your color story?…
Tell us how you’re using Munsell Color.  Scroll down and complete the “Tell Us Your Story” section to the right. After a brief review, we’ll feature your color story on the Munsell color blog.

An array of color lines on a black background with a number naming system associated with them

Language… Why that Color?

“The meaning of a word is its use in the language.” - Ludwig Wittgenstein My Grandma belonged to the generation that easily slipped German words into their native Serbo-Croatian. She was also a...

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Diagram of an Interactive Color Space

Interactive Munsell Color Space Simulator

Much has been written about the Munsell Color System. The system configures a solid sphere used to unite the three attributes or qualities of color: Hue, Value, and Chroma (HVC). How about studying the Munsell Color...

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Chromapost building showing a wrapped around banner of various color swatches by Aleksandar Macasev

Why that Color?

“'s sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room...

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Atlas Munsell Color System Book Cover

Atlas of the Munsell Color System

The Atlas of the Munsell Color System was first published in 1913. It consisted of two sets of charts (15 in total), illustrating the Munsell system of color measurement. We have uploaded a PDF of the...

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Hand dyed basics fabrics by Vicki Welsh, based on the Munsell Color Wheel.

A Color Wheel for Quilting and Fiber Arts

I have always made things. From my earliest memories the only gifts I ever wanted were fabrics and craft supplies. I was never encouraged to take art classes because I was a crafter, not an artist so I...

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Selection of chocolate bars next to a Munsell color chart with their color notation specified.

Chocolate Color Notation

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...

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