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.
NCS, Natural Colour System is a logical colour system which builds on how the human being sees colour. Colour is what we see, a subjective visual sensation. To characterize a colour you therefore have to describe what you see. How the colour is mixed, as well as the measurement data, is necessary for production, but to communicate with the customer you need a system in the way people see colours. A notation represents a specific colour percept and says nothing about what pigments, lights rays or nerve signals that have been given rise to this perception. 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. Since the NCS system is based on how we perceive colours visually the system allows you to describe any imaginable surface colour and be given a NCS-notation. 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.