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The [Virtual]
Munsell Spheres Project

What is the The [Virtual] Munsell Spheres Project?

The project was first announced on Cal's Blog circa Summer 2017 and has since grown in scope from a static reference resource to a full fledge virtual environment (under development). To better manage Munsell data, our coding friends at created several smaller software tools to tabulate and digitze color data. Specific project update notifications can delivered to you by subscribing via RSS feed.

Munsell Online Reference ToolAlpha

Searchable and sortable tabulated Munsell notation information with color preview including hexidecimal, RGB, HSL and CMYK equivalents. 4K UHD 24-bit render of the Munsell color sphere reference as available. Nearest color-finder/calculator is also planned (far future).

Munsell Virtual EnvironmentPre-Alpha

The total sphere collection presented within an explorable virtural 3D space. Supported platforms will include Windows, Linux and OpenGL supported browsers. Android and iOS support are tentative.

Why make this?

There are many resources available including, Oriane Lima's Munsell Color Studies and Art, Andrew Werth's Virtual Munsell Color Wheel, Classical Lab's Munsell DG and KSGc's Munsell Color Chart...all great tools with tremendous value whose authors should be praised for their expertise and generosity.

The Munsell color tools presented here at GFA are simple tools to understand and share the Munsell color space in the most open and accessible way possible with mobile-friendly design. They are instruments for learning targeting the professional artist, the amateur, students and interested laypeople.