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.

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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Munsell Color Tree Featured

Theory… Why that Color?

“ is really not a theory at all. Nothing can be predicted by means of it. It is, rather, a vague schematic outline…” Ludwig Wittgenstein, Remarks on Color Before I encountered any kind...

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Aimee Erickson's painting, "Sarah", awarded Best of Show at the 2014 American Women Artists national Juried Exhibition.

The Importance of Color Theory in Painting

Color Theory was a required foundations course in the Visual Communication Design program at BYU, so all the design students took it--the interior designers, graphic designers, industrial designers, and...

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4 color swatches for brands like coke, gap, starbucks and tmobile

Commerce… Why That Color?

The role of color in our contemporary consumerist culture combines all other aspects discussed in earlier posts (gender, culture, language, communication). It’s also brilliantly summed up by Miranda...

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