Munsell color chips

 I have been having too much fun putting the color chips into the charts! Here are the first two i have done (these are my guesses - I am sure they are not 100% accurate)


I was very surprised at the amount of "green" in the yellow. Before I opened the packet of chips, I assumed I would be looking at a lot of cream-type colors. Grey + yellow looks awfully like it has grey-green in it!

I having been putting the chips on the charts twice - taking them off completely in between. I think I am getting better at determining relative values, but really I'm just having a lot of fun. They should make a game like this!



Posted on Wed, 07/07/2010 - 02:24

I like Color Aid papers! But there's so many I had to divide them up and put them in folders. They're great for me to design with.

I've heard of using Sudoko puzzles as a design tool. Each number gets a color, and off you go.

Posted on Wed, 07/28/2010 - 22:10

I agree...doing the charts was a whole lot of fun!  So much so that I wish I had more of them to do.  Maybe I'll try making my own charts with coloraid papers.

Posted on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 16:37

I love the Munsell chips too! If you have the whole student book there are all these very cool color excercises to do in the back. The other thing I recommend is getting the Munsell poster. Pricy, I know, but if you're a dyer it's awesome and again so wonderful to look at and plan color schemes by.

Posted on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 19:29

What a great idea to use Munsell color chips as color inspiration.  I haven't seen these since my soil science and archaeology days; we used them to standardize field notes with color classification codes for soils.  The book I remember would be perfect for natural colors -- these are dirt colors after all! Has a weaver-dyer expanded the Munsell book to include color pages for man-made dyes?