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Visual color definition system based on ten principal hues as Blue, Blue-Green, Green, Green-Yellow, Yellow, Yellow-Red, Red, Red-Purple, Purple, Purple-Blue. Each of these principal hues can be diluted with clear-coats to decrease its chroma or mixed with black pigmented paint to decrease its lightness. For instance, for a color specified as GY5/6 in Munsell color system, one can say Green-Yellow (GY), 50% mixed with black and 60% saturated. Munsell color system is commonly used in the USA. On the other hand, in Europe, Natural Color System (NCS) is preferred. NCS, ables a more detailed definition of color than Munsell system. See Also Natural color system, Color identification systems