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.

Mud Color Munsell Chart Close-Up

The Many Moods of Mud

What is the Color of Mud? Most people would answer brown. But in the core lab of the JOIDES Resolution, a scientific drilling ship, the sedimentologists would beg to differ.  (more…)

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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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Boreal Soil Color Featured

Rusty Soils in the Boreal Forest

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...

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