Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test has been used for over 50 years as the definitive standard for testing color discrimination-
your ability to discriminate between various shades of a given color. The test
will tell if you're low, average or poor at discriminating color.
Here's how it works...
you'll need a controlled daylight light source such as a SpectraLight® or Judge® color viewing booth.
you arrange four trays of colored caps in hue order. There's
a predetermined sequence for each tray. The closer
you are to the correct sequence, the better your color discrimination.
What do the results reveal?
results will tell you two things:
normal color vision, it reveals how well you discriminate different colors.
indicates if you have a color vision defect and identifies where your color confusion lies. For example if you're a "protan," then you would have weak red color discrimination. But if you're weakness lies in the green color discrimination area, then you would be a
Who uses the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test?
Munsell 100 Hue Test is specified by the American Society for Testing and Materials
ins ASTM E1499, Standard
Guide for Selection, Evaluation and Training of Observers; the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists AATCC Evaluation Procedure 9;
and numerous internal procedures for leading companies in the automotive, plastics and other industries. If you're responsible for evaluating and making decisions on color, then you should be