Munsell color system

[4.3.3] A system of surface color specification based on perceptually uniform color scales for three variables: Munsell hue, Munsell value, and Munsell chroma. For an observer of normal color vision who is adapted to daylight and is viewing a specimen that is illuminated by daylight and surrounded with a middle-gray to white background, the Munsell hue, Munsell value, and Munsell chroma of the color correlate well with the hue, lightness, and perceived chroma, respectively.

Note: A number of other color specification systems have been developed, usually for specific commercial purposes.Their description is beyond the scope of this document.

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