NCS - An international way of communicating with colours

NCS – Natural Colour System® is a logical colour system based on how humans see colours. The colour system allows accurate cross-industrial colour communication for designers and manufacturers, retailers and customers. All Teknos paints can be tinted according to NCS colours.

 

 

ELEMENTARY COLOURS

The Natural Colour System is based on the six elementary colours white, black, yellow, red, blue and green (W, S, Y, R, B, G)

COLOUR SPACE

All colours have a place in this three-dimensional model.

COLOUR CIRCLE

The NCS Colour Circle is a horizontal section through the middle of the colour space. 

NCS NOTATION


The colour NCS S 1070-Y10R has the
nuance 1070, i.e. 10% in blackness and 70% in chromaticness. 
The hue of the colour is in this case
a yellow (Y) colour with 10% redness (R)

NCS COLOUR TRIANGLE


The NCS Colour Triangle is a vertical section through the colour space. For each hue in the NCS Colour Circle, there is one
NCS Colour Triangle.

HOW TO CREATE COLOUR HARMONIES BY USING NCS​

By using the same​
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Hue e.g. –Y40R​
Nuance  e.g. S 3040-​
Chromaticness e.g. S __30-​
Blackness e.g. S 20__-​
Whiteness e.g. S 1050-__ , S 2040-___, S 5010-___