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Munsell color system – Hue Value and Chroma

MunsellHue, Value and Chroma Chart

“He constructed a sphere on which were plotted a double set of spirals representing color sequences. From this model grew the evenly balanced Munsell Color Sphere, which demonstrates the exact relations of Hue, Value and Chroma.”

Munsell Color Wheel Step 1 on the Value pole in the center is the darkest gray possible.  Step 9 is the lightest white. Absolute Black and White are not practically attainable. This illustration does not purport to be a correct representation of color standards, but is intended merely to visualize the three scales in as graphic form as possible by a printed diagram.


Munsell color system - Hue Value Chroma

This perspective diagram graphically illustrates the three dimensions of color used by the Munsell Color Chart for color measurement and notation.

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Color Harmony

Harmony can be defined as a pleasing arrangement of parts, whether it be music, poetry, color, or even an ice cream sundae.

In visual experiences, harmony is something that is pleasing to the eye. It engages the viewer and it creates an inner sense of order, a balance in the visual experience. When something is not harmonious, it's either boring or chaotic. At one extreme is a visual experience that is so bland that the viewer is not engaged.

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Color Wheel

Primary colors

Primary colors


PRIMARY COLORS – Red, yellow and blue


Secondary colors

Secondary colors


SECONDARY COLORS – Green, orange and purple – from mixing primary colors


Tertiary colors

Tertiary colors


TERTIARY COLORS – Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green and yellow-green – from mixing secondary colors.


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