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Munsell FAQs

When it comes to questions about color, there are simple ones, and more complex ones. The Munsell color system is based on the human visual system's perception of color, and color is all around us, everywhere we look, at any moment. We make visual color matching and identification logical and simple. Our goal is to have the answers to our FAQ's follow that same criteria, so even a detailed response to a complex subject is resourceful to both the professional color expert and the aspiring information seeker.

Munsell Bead Color Book Chart

How Often Should a Color Chart Be Replaced?

When using the color charts for industry standards, quality control, or quality system devices, they should be replaced every two years. For general use, it is recommended to replace them every 2-4 years. Remember that exposure to sunlight and heat … Continue reading

The new Munsell Soil Book with the blue cover

Why Did the Soil Color Book Cover Change?

The Munsell Soil Color Book has seen its share of changes over the years. Although it’s look may have been modified, it has continued to provide consistent and reliable classification of soils based on color. Always portable and durable, so users … Continue reading

The three attributes of color - hue, value and chroma make up the Munsell color notation or naming convention

Is There a List of Munsell Colors by Name?

The Munsell color system uses a numerical scale to identify color, rather than “traditional naming conventions” which can be easily misinterpreted. The system helps create uniformity in the way a color is described and differentiated. What is “Munsell Color”? The Munsell … Continue reading