Munsell Products / Government Standards

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.

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 USDA Color Standards
Munsell offers a variety of color standards designed to meet food industry specifications. Standards are available for frozen French fried potatoes, canned ripe olives, grade A and C tomatoes, frozen red tart cherries and pumpkin/squash.

 Munsell ANSI Color Standards
Munsell offers a variety of color standards designed to meet ANSI specifications. Standard sheets are available for ANSI Grays and ANSI Safety Colors. Color tolerance sets are available in high gloss or semi gloss for ANSI Gray #70.

 Munsell NEMA Color Standards Family
Munsell offers a variety of color standards designed to meet NEMA specifications. Standard sheets are available for NEMA Black, Brown, Gray, Ivory, Orange, Red, White and Yellow.

 Munsell Color Coding Charts
Used for color coding of wire and cable insulation and by Electronics Industries Association for use with electronic components.

 Munsell Electric Power Industry Standard
Individual color standards designed for the Electric Power Industry.