List of products by manufacturer Munsell
Munsell Color continues the legacy of Albert H. Munsell and his dedication to helping people communicate color easily and accurately. Our aim is to provide you with effective color tools, tips, and techniques based on Munsell color theory. We’re your resource for transforming Munsell color theory into action – whether you’re designing palettes, producing products or conducting color-based analysis.
The fundamentals of color are based on Albert H. Munsell’s theory of color:
The way you visually match color today is the result of Albert H. Munsell’s work nearly a century ago. In fact, modern day color theory and the mathematical color system are based on Munsell’s theory of color. For years, scientists had studied the mechanics of color going as far back as Newton’s early color wheel. But not until A.H. Munsell had anyone combined the art and science of color into a single color theory. His groundbreaking work laid the foundation for today’s computerizedcolor matching systems and enabled a greater understanding of color principles for generations to come. An artist and an educator, Munsell developed his color theory to bring clarity to color communication by establishing an orderly system for accurately identifying every color that exists. Munsell based his system on what he defined as “perceived equidistance” — the human visual system’s perception of color.
Your color is our business
We help you communicate and reproduce color consistently with color standards developed using Munsell color theory. Produced to the exacting color accuracy that Munsell himself insisted upon, Munsell color standards provide a visual representation of the color you have in mind. With a tangible color at hand, you can more effectively communicate and evaluate color. Whether you’re in government, business or academia, Munsell color theory and standards serve as a reference for a wide variety of uses including color branding; classifying soils, rocks and artefacts; grading produce; specifying color based on government standards; learning how color works; and more. Choose a standard color from the Munsell books of color and color sheets or have us develop a custom color management solution for you—giving you freedom to design your own unique color instead of being forced to choose a predetermined color from a fan deck. Visit the links below to learn more about how Munsell developed his color theory and publications referencing the Munsell system along with real-world examples of Munsell color theory in action and a history of the company.
The Glossy Collection is the "master atlas" of Munsell Color. The Glossy book of color includes a complete range of colors creating a physical model of the Munsell Color Space. The book includes a brief tutorial on how the Munsell Color System works; with easy to follow graphics for understanding where the Munsell color space the color is located. The...
The matte color samples are mounted on 20-constant-hue pages plus one Nearly Whites constant-value page. Individual colors may be purchased separately in 8.5" x 11" full sheets.
The Munsell Book of Color, Matte Edition includes a complete range of colors creating a physical model of the Munsell Color Space. The book includes a brief tutorial on how the Munsell Color System works, with easy to follow graphics for understanding where the Munsell color space the color is located. The Matte Collection contains over 1,600 removable...
Everyone perceives color differently. That’s why it is important for anyone involved with the evaluation of color to understand how accurately they actually see color. The Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test (or FM100 Hue Test) is an easy-to-administer test and a highly effective method for evaluating an individual's ability to discern color. The test...
The color of a bead can be used to tell a story about the bead itself. Just like beads have special characteristics so do the colors used on and within the beads. The ability to classify and communicate a color easily allows for a greater understanding of the bead.
Plant Color Charts Provide a Handy Plant Color Reference for Analyzing Plant Tissue Color. If you’re a botanist or scientist, the 17 plant color charts offer a fast, convenient method for identifying and communicating the color of plant tissues. Plant color charts help you diagnose adverse conditions responsible for the deterioration of plants.
The Munsell Soil Color Charts is an affordable way to evaluate the type of soil that is present within a given area. The book is set up to allow users to make soil color evaluations in the field quickly and easily.
When you need to communicate color—visual or instrument color communication – Munsell neutral gray scales will improve color communication. Munsell neutral color charts can be used for instrumental calibration, imaging testing or as reflection standards. The Munsell Neutral Value Scale, also known as a Munsell Gray Scale or Neutral Color Chart is a gray...
The Munsell Rock Color Chart helps geologists and archeologists communicate with color more effectively by cross-referencing ISCC-NBS color names with unique Munsell alpha-numeric color notations for rock color samples.
The Munsell System at a glance, this poster-sized (25" x 38") wall chart displays the Munsell System-- featuring the 10-step hue circle, 8-step gray scale, and 6-step red chroma scaled-- for all trainees and staff to see.