Unlocking Colour Communication

Universal Standard for Colour Communication

How would you describe the exact nuance of copper?

The human eye perceives 10 million different colours. NCS – Natural Colour System® is a universal language for colour communication. Rooted in scientific precision, NCS Notations are your codes to communicate and select colours across industries with unparalleled accuracy. With NCS codes, copper will always refer to the same colour.

Is copper yellow, orange or red? Or NCS S 2030-Y60R?

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NCS Colour Trends 2025+

What's next in colour? Gaia, On & Off, Inner and Ethereal – these are the trend directions representing the trend colours of 2025+. Get to know them!

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Explore the true essence of colours

White is not always just white and blue can include shades of both red and green. With NCS, it’s simple. And accurate. Our products will help you design and select the right colours for your mood board or projects.

Stop! Discover a red kitchen created by Puustelli and the Swedish trend expert Stefan Nilsson, using the palette from NCS Colour Trends 2024+.

Master your colour communication

Transform your business

Over a span of forty years, we have engineered colour communication. Explore our portfolio of high quality products, accessible design tools, comprehensive colour education and innovative colour solutions to support your business.

Communicate in colour

Defining colours accurately is essential. Producing the exact same colour on different products, materials and surfaces starts with using a recognisable and common colour language. Identifying and deciding on colours with NCS is easy and optimises your colour communication process.

Experience the NCS+ digital colour tool

Simplify and speed up colour selections and projects. Seamlessly store, share and collaborate on colour palette projects. Extract NCS codes from images, create perfect colour combinations with advanced tools and search through extensive colour collections. Export in your favourite format.

Manage colour in production

With a legacy of revolutionising colour communication during the past 40 years, we truly know the complexity of colour management. We offer unique and proven expertise based on thousands of colour standards for the world’s most demanding industrial applications
and markets.