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.
The Natural Colour System is based on the six elementary colours white, black, yellow, red, blue and green (W, S, Y, R, B, G)
All colours have a place in this three-dimensional model.
The NCS Colour Circle is a horizontal section through the middle of the colour space.
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).
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.
The NCS colour code is quite handy when it comes to creating colour harmonies. Just choose the colour by using the same hue, chromaticness, etc.
Create colour harmonies by using the same hue e.g. -Y10R. Just change the amount of whiteness, blackness and chromaticness.
Choose the same nuance (e.g. S 2040-) and create lovely colour harmonies on accent walls in different colours.
Same amount of blackness in the colour (e.g. S 20__-), also creates a beautiful harmony.
By keeping the chromaticness of the colour (e.g. S __40-) the same, the strength of the colour repeats in each of them.
Also by keeping the same amount af white in all the chosen colours, creating harmonies is easy (100% -blackness%-chromaticness% = whiteness)