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.

A Munsell color tree rendering showing chroma and saturation

The Difference Between Chroma and Saturation

The words chroma and saturation are often used interchangeably, but are defined as distinct concepts by the Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage (CIE), whose terminology is widely accepted as standard...

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Arches of colors from indigo, to blue, to green to yellow, orange, red and maroon

Color in a New Light Exhibition

We sat down with Jennifer Cohlman Bracchi, Reference Librarian at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, to talk about the exhibit, Color in a New Light. The exhibition follows the...

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A diagram of the Munsell hue circle showing principal and intermediate colors

Munsell Hue Circle Poster

"Popular color names are incongruous, irrational, and often ludicrous." - Albert Munsell Hue is the quality by which we distinguish one color from another, as a red from a yellow, a green from a blue....

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