Munsell Soil Color Charts M50215B [2019 Edition]

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The Munsell Soil Color Charts is an affordable way to evaluate the type of soil that is present within a given area. The Munsell Soil book is set up to allow users to make soil color evaluations in the field quickly and easily. M50215B is the latest edition of the Munsell Color Standard for soil and earth colors. Buy the latest edition in India now.


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Munsell Soil Color Charts

If you want to know what is the accurate color of the soil then Munsell Soil Color Charts is the book for you. It was established to help in management and stewardship of natural resources and is an accepted and well-recognized system used for over 55 years. Munsell Soil Charts has set a benchmark in the world of soil color evaluation.

Soil charts in the book help readers evaluate, identify and communicate the right color of the soil. Moreover, the reader-friendly format of the book helps you to quickly match the color of the soil without any confusion. Post which, one can easily communicate accurate and reliable information with other colleagues in the site or even peers/subordinates across the globe.

The constituents of the soil are depicted from its color; hence it is very important to know the right shade of the soil. Munsell’s soil color charts understand this critical process of identifying the right color of the soil and have won the trust for many buyers.

Munsell Soil Color charts include around 440 color standards, which are produced on water-resistant high-quality substrate paper to retain the originality of the colors. The double binding packaging of the book is very sturdy and handy. Additionally, it can be exposed to the standard weather conditions on the field/site and the pages are cleanable.

Munsell Soil colors chips are arranged according to Munsell Notations. The Munsell notation take three factors into consideration – Hue, Value, Chroma

  • Hue indicates a particular color based on Yellow, Blue, Green, Red and Purple

  • Value depicts the lightness/darkness

  • Chroma depicts the color intensity

Munsell notation for the soil color is one of the most standard ways used to identify the soil. In all, the book contains 10-11 main classifications for soil-colors. The soil can be held near the color chips of the book to get the most accurate color match.

The Munsell Soil book is increasingly being used by archaeologists who judge the heritage of the artifacts based on the color of soil found nearby. It is also used in agricultural feasibility studies for testing whether it is suitable for growing a particular crop as well as industrial feasibility studies such as the color testing the sustainability of the land/soil for waste water systems. In fact,  Munsell Soil Color book is also used by carpet manufacturers to match the color of the carpet with the soil color so that dirt (soil) cannot be noticed on the carpet.

Munsell Soil Color Chart Target Audience

The Soil Color book is used by practitioners belonging to various disciplines such as:

  • Researchers from high schools and universities

  • Archaeologists

  • Geologists

  • Soil Scientists

  • Environmental Researchers

  • Forestry Officials

  • Forensic Officers

  • Building & Construction Professionals

Reviews from regular users of soil color charts.

  • Munsell Soil Color Charts are affordable and easy way to classify the soil color

  • Users consider the book to be a highly reliable and accurate source of identifying the soil color

  • The packaging of the book is handy and durable with the colors produced on quality paper


The following colour families are included in the Munsell Soil Colour Charts:

  • Munsell 10R Soil Chart

  • Munsell 10YR Soil Chart

  • Munsell 2.5Y Soil Chart

  • Munsell 2.5YR Soil Chart

  • Munsell 5Y Soil Chart

  • Munsell 5YR Soil Chart

  • Munsell 7.5YR Soil

  • 10Y - 5GY Colors - Olive greens Soil Chart

  • Gley 1 & 2 (2 - Separate Charts) Soil Charts

  • Munsell 5R Individual Soil Chart

  • Munsell 7.5R Individual Soil Chart

  • "New" White Page, 7.5R, 10YR, & 2.5Y

Munsell Soil Color Charts M50215B [2019 Edition]

Munsell Soil Color Charts M50215B [2019 Edition]

The Munsell Soil Color Charts is an affordable way to evaluate the type of soil that is present within a given area. The Munsell Soil book is set...

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Suresh Mahadeva
Manipal University Library
We ordered 25 pieces and have received all of them in good condition. The bookmark given to us complimentary with the books is quite fancy. Thank You.
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