Munsell colors matt (Spectrofotometer measured)

The reflectance spectra of 1269 matt Munsell color chips.

Measuring equipment: Perkin-Elmer lambda 9 UV/VIS/NIR spectrofotometer.

Wavelength interval: 380 nm – 800 nm.

Wavelength resolution: 1 nm.

File formats: The available formats are ASCII and MATLAB.

Measurer: Jouni Hiltunen

Further information: Markku Hauta-Kasari (


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