10.19.2007

the natural color system

one highlight of my past week was getting to learn all about the natural color system (ncs). representatives from their headquarters in sweden are in san francisco this week for the icsid/idsa congress convention, so they kindly stopped by our office to give us some education on the ncs concepts, research and functionality. we were all thoroughly impressed, to say the least. gone are the days of painstakingly trying to match paint color swatches to a piece of art and then praying the custom rug colors that appeared to match on the materials board will actually match when the rug is made and installed. or trying to match the color of quince flowers exactly because a client adores them, and never being able to get it quite right across different materials. ncs has an exact science for understanding, defining and creating color. the human eye can see more than 10 million different colors, and ncs is dedicated to giving us the tools to identify and share them.

{ncs is not offering design assistance, instead they have created one of the best design tools of the modern era. they've made an accessible science out of color and created a way to catalogue 1000's of colors in a language that can be shared in all countries, organizations and disciplines. so you can determine the exact color you want for branding purposes or design projects of all types and communicate that to any vendors anywhere to get the exact match you need every time}




{a plethora of wonderful tools to help you color match and identify the perfect hue and pigment are available ~ and tons of fun to play with. but you can also request to have custom color samples made, and they'll get you a custom color swatch within a week}




{using pure colors developed by ncs to match materials for anything from paint to rug fibers to wallpaper}

6 comments:

Calie Anderson, C.I.D. said...

Hi Anjie, I'll have to check that color system out. I've been sick the last few days and haven't been posting :-( I hope to join the land of the living soon. Have a great weekend.

paris parfait said...

Oh, so much fun - but who can ever decide with such an amazing range of fab colours??!!

studio wellspring said...

sorry you've been sick too calie ~ some bugs are definitely going around. be well soon!

yes ms.paris the beauty of it is the color options are endless. color matching limitations be gone! ;o)

Cote de Texas said...

Hi - thanks for your kind comments!!!! I love your blog. And listen, I am interested in this color system. Is there a web site that you can order from? let me know If you don't mind, ok? - thanks!!!!!

studio wellspring said...

hi and welcome cote de texas! your blog is entirely delightful & i've added you to my lovely link list.

here's the site:
http://www.ncscolorusa.com/
this is a god-send system but it does have a bit of a learning curve. once you get it, though, color matching becomes a dream come true instead of a nightmare.
let me know if you have more questions i'm happy to help!

designdna said...

fascinating! i can't wait to check out the website. thanks!