What do you mean what type of color chart do you use?

Some reading might remember the dilemma of the is the dress blue and black or gold and white? It was a pretty long time ago in terms on social media viral posts but heres a refresher

The memory is a bit foggy but its an easy gold and white yes? Well depending on the brightness of it can easily change your perception of the color.

Now color charts, some might be surprized to learn that it goes way beyond being beautiful blocks in various shades all nicely arranged. In fact, there are several ways to get a specific shade if color. It is scientifically proven that women see shades of a color better than men, though thats another post for another time. It isn’t always the case though as many go by specific color names whilst to others tend to see pink as pink and there is no inbetween.

But what if you happen to have a dated computer screen or simply the settings on it are a bit off causing the colors to come out slightly different than the website wants you to see. Would cause a big problem if you were to send a whole lot of money to get something printed or to buy something in the wrong shade.

So how do we fix this problem? Color charts of course. Lets have a quick run down of thr names of afew different color charts shall we?


  • The Munsell
  • Ostwald
  • DIN
  • CIE
  • OAS
  • Kupper
  • Gerritsen
  • NCS

Stay tuned for more in depth posts to come. Only because if you didnt study art and design like yours truly, it might take a while to grasp the idea of it.

Till next time!



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