Colour your design

Create your colour concepts with NCS

NCS Design Tools help you with identifying, defining and visualising your colour concept. Discover our ecosystem of products that are designed to support you in your work with colour: from the drawing board to the final result.


Identify colours easily with a selection of digital and physical colour tools.

NCS Colourpin PRO

Define any colour, anywhere. Discover our new and most advanced colour reader. Colourpin PRO enables you to get the best match to an NCS Notation. With a precise colour reference, this colour reader will ensure that you get the right colour and the correct end result when purchasing paint, decorative materials, textile, or any physical product in industrial production among others.

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NCS Index 2050

We have created an even better NCS Index. Based on the feedback from numerous users and user tests, a new Index has entered the market. With the addition of 100 Standard colours, the NCS Index 1950 has turned into NCS Index 2050.

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NCS Block 2050

Separate fan decks including all the NCS 2050 Standard Colours arranged by either Hue or Nuance. Perfect for identifying the colours of different materials and finding colour combinations.

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Define your colours using the NCS 2050 Standard Colours. Navigate in the NCS Colour Space to create harmonising colour combinations, based on smartness of the NCS System.

NCS Album

With its detachable colour samples you can easily define and match colours across different surfaces and materials. NCS Album also allows you to easily compare colours under different kinds of lighting conditions.

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NCS Atlas

The perfect tool for discussing colour design possibilities with clients. NCS Atlas has one page for every hue which enables you to navigate quickly between the different colour areas in the NCS Colour Space.

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Assess the colour visually with these large colour samples in A6 format. Contains the complete range of the NCS 2050 Standard Colours. 

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Visualise your colour design and move seamlessly between digital and physical colour references.

NCS Colourpin

Identify any colour instantly from real life settings and turn your inspiration into colour! Get the closest NCS Notation, translations to CMYK, RGB, L*a*b* and lightness values.

NCS Colour Samples

Individual colour samples in various formats for colour selection, mood boards and communication of colours.

NCS Cascade Chips

Colour samples with 4 to 5 colours sorted by hue for colour selection, mood boards and communication of colours.

Work digitally with NCS

Our digital solutions enable you to create palettes on the go and work digitally with the NCS 2050 Standard Colours.

NCS+ for Web

NCS+ Web is a user-friendly web app that enables you to work seamlessly with NCS between devices and locations. Get access to NCS Standard colours, translate them to and from HEX, RGB, L*a*b or CMYK and export them to other software. NCS+ Web makes it easy to take your colours from screen to production.

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NCS Colourpin

Identify any colour instantly with our digital colour reader Colourpin. This handy device is available in two different formats so that you can choose the one that suits you the best.

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Discover how the NCS System works

Learn the basic concepts of NCS and how to use the smartness of the NCS System in your work with colour.

Colour education eLearning

Improve your colour knowledge with our eLearning! All our courses are created to give architects, interior designers, product designers and professional colour advisers deepened knowledge of colour design.

Certified Colour Adviser

As experts in interior and exterior colour design you will be able to guide your clients into reliable purchase decisions and build brand loyalty. Learn how to sell colour and convert your clients’ colour visions into reality.

NCS Colour Communication

This is an online course where you learn NCS – Natural Colour System from the ground up and how to use it as a practical and handy tool. Get skilled in how to create spotless colour combinations and colour harmonies, as well as what function colours play in different environments and contexts.

Exterior Colour Design

Learn how to take the surrounding environments, colour phenomena and other challenges that arise in exterior colour design into account, and get the tools needed to make successful exterior colour choices. As well as give your clients professional advice on colour.

Interior Colour Design

Get the practical and professional tools to communicate and work with colours professionally. The course focuses on colour design principles and how to work smarter with colour harmonies by using the NCS System.

Our latest updates!

Discover the latest news, product launches, events and workshops to boost your work with colour!

100 new NCS Standard colours

We are adding 100 new NCS Standard colours in the low chromatic colour area to offer our users more options and greater control when working with these colours.

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NCS Colour Trends 2023+

Discover the colour trends for 2023+! NCS Colour Trends 2023+ is a limited edition trend book with in-depth insights about the colour trends for coming years and their drivers. The book contains unique image collections and international relevant colour palettes to suit any market and industry.

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