Munsell Products / Color Communication Products

Academia, business, and government in a wide variety of disciplines from science and technology to color classification and branding use Munsell Color products. The Munsell System of Color is ideal for a wide variety of color applications because it's organized in the way we see color and designed for the way color is produced.

Munsell products are produced to exact color tolerances making them ideal color references. Businesses trust Munsell color standards to help them accurately and consistently communicate and classify color. So whether you're grading the value of agricultural products based on color, communicating color to supply chain partners, determining fitness for use of land, or ensuring safety based on color, Munsell Color products can help.

Munsell Color products also include visual aids for learning and teaching about color based on the Munsell Color Order System. Beginning with color aptitude, Munsell color vision tests have been used for more than 50 years to evaluate the color vision of anyone responsible for evaluating color.

Communicate color easily and accurately.

Color has the capability to boost your top line. But when color communication lacks accuracy and consistency, it can negatively impact your bottom line. More importantly, color is often indicative of fitness for use and safety.

Munsell Color produces thousands of ready-made color standards and customized color standards for more specific applications.

  • Use our sheets of color when a larger sample of any of our thousands of stock color standards is required to effectively communicate color.
  • Our Munsell Books of Color serve as an encyclopedia of color. Use them as a reference to develop color palettes and harmonies.
  • Specialty environmental color communications standards support the work of anthropologists, botanists, geologists and scientists in classification of beads, plant tissues, rocks and soils.
  • Comply with industry and government regulations calling out specific colors to ensure safety and value.
Find a Munsell Color Communication product that's right for your application.

 Munsell Books of Color
The Munsell Books of Color are color reference guides used for color selection and communication. Available in a variety of finishes, these color collections serve a wide range of applications including art and design, package/product design, color specification and color quality control.

 Munsell Sheets of Color
All of the colors displayed in any of the Munsell Books of Color can be purchased as an individual 8.5” x 11” sheet of color.

 Government Standards
Munsell Color has been involved in the production of physical color communication and specification devices for over 70 years. We have developed solutions adopted by numerous government and industrial organizations, such as ANSI grays and safety standards, and NEMA standards.

 Munsell Neutral Value Scales (Gray Scales)
The Munsell Neutral Value Scale is a 31-step gray scale fan deck with values of 0.5/ to 9.5/, in quarter step intervals.

 Munsell Bead Color Book
The Munsell Bead Color Charts are used to provide consistent and reliable classification of beads based on color so the information can be recorded and communicated accurately.

 Munsell Book of Soil Color Charts
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.

 Munsell Plant Tissue Color Charts
A botanist's color guide, these 17 color charts are used to determine and record the color of plant tissues.

 Munsell Rock Color Chart
The Munsell Rock Color Chart, a guide for assigning color names and unique Munsell alpha-numeric notations to rock samples. This publication is a revision of the previously published Geological Society of America (GSA) Rock-Color Chart.