What is the Munsell Color Order System?
Early in the 20th century, Professor Albert H. Munsell brought 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.The Munsell Color Order System...
- Is a three-dimensional model based on the premise that each color has three qualities or attributes: hue, value, and chroma.
- Establishes numerical scales with visually uniform steps for each of these attributes--in Munsell notation, each color has a logical relationship to all other colors.
- This leads to endless creative possibilities in color choices and the ability to communicate them.