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The human eye identifies thousands of different colors. However, it is not always easy to interpret these colors to someone and expect him/her to understand the same color. For this purpose color identification systems are developed. See Also Color identification systems, Color systems
Systems developed for subjective identification of color. Color identification systems can be divided into two groups. Visual system and mathematical system. Visual system comprises numerous color chips arranged systematically. The color is identified by the nearest resemblance color cards code. Munsell color system and natural color system are the most common visual color identification systems. Mathematical color identification systems based on three dimensional color space while each point in this color space specifies a certain color. CIE Lab is the most common mathematical system used. See Also Munsell color system, Natural color system, CIE lab color system