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.

Why That Color Featured

End Notes… Why That Color?

“Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” - Oscar Wilde I like to look at the question “Why that color?”...

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Cover of the book, Pantone on Fashion, A Century of Color in Design By Leatrice Eiseman and E.P. Cutler

Munsell Color in Books 2014 Roundup

In the second part of the Munsell’s “Color in Books Series,” we look at new releases in the field of color. When the season of gifting rolls around and you are looking for ideas, books never disappoint....

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Turkey color with the Munsell Soil Color Chart

Cooking A Turkey To Color Perfection

The Many Shades of Turkey The family is arriving, cars are pulling up and parking. The house is decorated, toasty warm and cheery. In the living room the early football game is on, and many will be popping...

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Color Emotion Featured

Emotions… Why that Color?

“Because I like it,” could be an answer to the question from the title of this blog series and it wouldn’t be any less valid than any other answer. In previous posts I tried to analyze what influences...

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A color theory tool for fashion designers and retail merchandisers

An Interactive Color Theory Simulation

Color is one of the most influential elements that attract us. It is well known that color is number one reason why consumers approach (and often purchase) merchandise. Thus, for fashion design...

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Art Why That Color Featured

Art… Why that Color?

That feeling of awe when I received a set of 24 color markers as a kid has never gone away. That box contained the whole world. The possibilities were endless and just waiting to be released. My generation...

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A student uses a Munsell Color Chart in the field to determine how soil is formed

Soil Formation, Archaeology, Color… Munsell

Archaeologists, soil scientists, geoscientists and geoarchaeologists are much indebted to Munsell for their Soil Color Charts. The first time I saw them I was a first-year undergraduate student doing archaeological...

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