Find a color’s hue family fast
…this is the critical color tool you’ve been looking for
- Use LCh hue angle degrees on the outside of the color wheel to determine a color’s hue family or use the Munsell hue family notations on the inside.
- Works with Color Muse and NIX Sensor
- Back of Color Wheel is neutral gray. The professional standard for comparing colors.
- Includes Pantone Lighting Indicator. An easy to use tool with two color patches that match when lighting conditions are ideal and mismatch when lighting is poor (unbalanced).
- Professionally color managed to match Munsell hues.
- Printed using top-quality archival inks and paper from Epson.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Online color representations only approximate actual colors due to monitor/device color rendering capability.
How it Works:
• Degrees on outside of color wheel = h from CIE LCh (ab)
• There are 10 Hue Families on the inside of the color wheel:
R = Red, YR = Yellow-Red, Y = Yellow, GY = Green-Yellow, G = Green,
BG = Blue-Green, B = Blue, PB = Purple-Blue, P = Purple, RP = Red-Purple
• Each Hue Family Sector is broken down into 10 units:
Example: 1R, 2R, 3R, 4R, 5R, 6R, 7R, 8R, 9R, 10R
• Hue family is determined by the dominant wavelength of a color
• Hue family notation tells you how a color appears under a color of illumination called D65
• D65 is an illuminant that replicates indirect daylight around noon
If the color looks different from its hue family designation, then you know the light source you’re viewing the color under isn’t balanced. And you proceed accordingly, like try colors with a different h.