The Munsell Test | Texhour

The Munsell test is often used to test for color blindness. But it is the colorist’s eye which finally decides color acceptability – not a set of delta values!

The Munsell Test | Texhour
The Munsell Test

 

The Munsell Test

• The Munsell test is often used to test for color blindness.

But it is the colorist’s eye which finally decides color acceptability – not a set of delta values!

• Who’s the colorist? How is her/his vision tested?

By administering the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test which is used to evaluate and rank color acuity - and differentiates persons of superior, average and low color discrimination, and measures the zones of color confusion of color-challenged people.

• The test consists of four trays containing a total of 88 removable color reference caps (of incremental hue variation) spanning the visible spectrum.

• Color vision abnormalities and aptitude are detected by the ability of the test subject to place the color caps in order of hue.

• The test must be administered under controlled “daylight” conditions.

 

The Munsell test