What is the NCS system?
How do you ensure that your supplier or customer pictures a particular forest green colour exactly the same way that you do? The NCS system helps you communicate colours in a way that everyone understands.
The NCS system is a universal way of describing colours as we experience them visually. Each colour has a unique NCS notation to describe how the colour relates to the four basic colours – yellow, red, blue, and green, as well as to black and white – in blackness, whiteness and chromaticness. The NCS code describes the percentage of the colour that consists of these different parts. This makes it possible to describe the colours of all surface materials and ensure that the colours turn out exactly as you want them to.
The foundation of our products is the NCS – Natural Colour System®© – the cross-industry colour system used around the world for colour communication between designers and manufacturers, retailers and customers. The NCS system is based on how we perceive colour visually, regardless of surface, pigment, or lighting. The NCS system therefore allows you to describe every single one of the 10 million colours that the human eye can perceive. This has made the colour system a global standard for the definition, quality assurance, and communication of colour.
Who is this for?
The NCS system is used by architects, designers, and material manufacturers, the colour industry, product manufacturers, and retailers the world over.
Why use the NCS system?
The NCS system gives a unique opportunity to communicate colour between all those involved in a colour process, to ensure that the end result is precisely as it should be.