I am rewriting an ASTM standard and am looking to identify a Pantone color chip that matches as closely as possible a specific Munsell color chip referenced in the current standard. Is there a way to match colors in the two systems?

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There's quite a few colour converters online if you do a Google Search (e.g. 'convert pantone to munsell'). I'm assuming you're ok to compare using reference codes rather than needing the tangible cards in front of you? Here's one of the results from Googling:


You can select a colour in the Pantone or Munsell library and then ask it to show you the same colour in the other library.

  • I think the biggest problem is that a panatone color is aboit the ink while munsel is about the color. So you will have some variation based on medium.
    – joojaa
    Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 6:10
  • @joojaa I think that, objectively, you can find a pantone ref that is more similar to a munsell ref, objectively, than the other pantone refs, and I think this conversion is relevant to the question asked ('as closely as possibly), albeit using Pantone's Goa Coated system. But it is a clarification worth knowing, yes. Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 8:50

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