Database - Munsell Colors Matt (Spec)

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Munsell colors matt
(AOTF measured)
Munsell colors matt
(Spectrofotometer measured)

Munsell colors glossy
(Spectrofotometer measured)
Munsell colors glossy (all)
(Spectrofotometer measured)

Natural colors
Forest colors
Paper spectra
Candy colors
Lumber spectra
Agfa IT8.7/2 set
Daylight spectra

Autumn Colors

Munsell Book

Programs & Macros

Obtaining & Unpacking

The reflectance spectra of 1269 matt Munsell color chips.

Measuring equipment: Perkin-Elmer lambda 9 UV/VIS/NIR spectrofotometer.

Wavelength interval: 380 nm - 800 nm.

Wavelength resolution: 1 nm.

File formats: The available formats are ASCII and MATLAB.

Measurer: Jouni Hiltunen

Further information:


  • Munsell Book of Color - Matte Finish Collection (Munsell Color, Baltimore, Md., 1976).
  • Lenz R., Osterberg M., Hiltunen J., Jaaskelainen T. and Parkkinen J.: ``Unsupervised filtering of color spectra,'' Journal of the Optical Society of America, Vol. 13, No. 7, July 1996, pp. 1315-1324.
  • Hauta-Kasari M., Wang W., Toyooka S., Parkkinen J. and Lenz R.: "Unsupervised filtering of Munsell spectra", in Proceedings, 3rd Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV'98, Hong Kong, January 8-10, 1998, Vol. I of Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1351, R. Chin and T-C. Pong, Eds., Springer 1998, pages 248-255.
  • Lenz R., Meer P. and Hauta-Kasari M.: "Spectral-Based Illumination Estimation and Color Correction," Color Research and Application, Vol. 24, No. 2, April 1999, pp. 98-111.
  • Hauta-Kasari M., Miyazawa K., Toyooka S. and Parkkinen J.: "Spectral Vision System for Measuring Color Images," Journal of the Optical Society of America A, JOSA A, Vol. 16, No. 10, October 1999, pp. 2352-2362.



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Department of Physics
University of Joensuu