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About Munsell Colors

Munsell Color continues the legacy of Albert H. Munsell and his dedication to helping people communicate color easily and accurately. Their aim is to provide you with effective color tools, tips, and techniques based on Munsell color theory.

Matching Munsell Colors

MyPerfectColor is able to match all of the Munsell colors so you can find and enjoy the colors you love. MyPerfectColor uses its expert capabilities to recreate the original Match of Munsell™ 5y 4/1 * by matching the original Munsell color books and swatches.

The colors shown on this website are computer video simulations of the Munsell Color and may not match Munsell Color standards. Refer to Munsell Publications to obtain the accurate color. Please know that MyPerfectColor is matching the original Match of Munsell™ 5y 4/1 *. If you intend to touch up paint that has been on your walls for years, know that your color has undoubtedly changed from the original due to exposure to light and age and the new paint may not match. You will achieve the best results by re-coating the entire surface.

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FAQs about Match of Munsell™ 5y 4/1 *

How quickly will I receive my paint matched to Munsell 5y 4/1?
All paint is custom-made to order. While most orders ship within 48 hours, the lead-time for paint made to match Munsell 5y 4/1 depends on the type of paint needed. Interior and exterior house paints usually ship within 1 to 3 days, while custom spray paint typically takes 3-5 days to ship. The transit time depends on your location and the shipping method you choose. If your need is immediate, select Expedited Production during checkout. Most expedited production orders ship within 24 hours on business days. Please contact MyPerfectColor if you are concerned about a specific deadline. We do our best to make sure you get your paint on time. Learn more about paint lead times at MyPerfectColor.
Can I use Munsell 5y 4/1 for touching up powder coating?

Yes, our spray paint, paint pens and touch up bottles are ideal for touching up parts of all kinds, including powder coatings. However, keep in mind that our version of Munsell 5y 4/1 is based on the color swatch contained in the official RAL color book. The color and sheen of your specific production parts may be different. If you need a touch up application, we can create a touch up solution precisely matching your specific parts.

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What are the LRV, HEX, and RGB values for the Munsell 5y 4/1?
The RGB values for Munsell 5y 4/1 are 110, 102, 93 and the HEX code is #6E665D. The LRV for Munsell 5y 4/1 is 13.66. The LRV stands for Light Reflectance Value and measures the percentage of light that a color reflects. Learn more about using RGB and Hex codes for matching colors and Light Reflectance Values.
What paint type is used to make spray paint matched to Munsell 5y 4/1? And how many spray cans do I need?

MyPerfectColor uses an acrylic enamel which is a fast-drying durable coating suitable for interior or exterior use. MyPerfectColor custom spray paint matched to Munsell 5y 4/1 enables you to conveniently achieve a professional spray-smooth finish in any color in any sheen. It sticks well to most surfaces including metal, plastics, powder-coatings, cabinets and primed or previously painted wood.

The MyPerfectColor 11oz spray will cover about 20 square feet per coat. Keep in mind that it is difficult to gauge spray paint need as the coverage is highly dependent on how it is applied. Learn more about how spray paint works at MyPerfectColor.

Does Munsell make paint matching the Munsell 5y 4/1?
No, Munsell does not make paint matching the Munsell 5y 4/1. Munsell only provides color swatches of colors which are used to communicate color and set color specifications. MyPerfectColor offers many types of paint for the Munsell 5y 4/1 with no minimum order quantities. MyPerfectColor offers spray paint, paint pens, touch up bottles, water-based acrylics, epoxies, urethanes and a variety of other paints. Select the Paint Type button above to get started. Learn more about Munsell paint colors and buying paint at MyPerfectColor.
What does Munsell mean? And what does the 5y 4/1 indicate?
Munsell is a three dimensional color space and notation system used to describe colors. The 5y 4/1 indicates the colors location in this three-dimensional space. The notation system was originally developed in 1905 by Albert Munsell and has improved over the years into the system available today. Munsell is used as a color standard for color communication through its Munsell Book of Color which contains over 1,600 color swatches. Learn more about Munsell and the Munsell Color Notation.
How do I get the SDS (Safety Data Sheet) for paint matched to Munsell 5y 4/1?
The Munsell 5y 4/1 is the color and the SDS is based on the type of paint used to make the color. You can find Safety Data Sheets here for our most popular products.
Do I need a primer for Munsell 5y 4/1?
The need for primer for Munsell 5y 4/1 depends on the type of paint, the substrate being painted and where it will be located. See our Primer Selection Table to see what primer you might need and learn more about when you might need a primer. Most people don't use a primer for a touch up paint application, but a primer may improve adhesion and is typically recommended for exterior applications.

*MyPerfectColor uses Kelly Moore or proprietary paints to create or match any color imaginable. MyPerfectColor has matched the colors on this page based on the color specifications of the original. Select a color to see MyPerfectColor's duplication of the colors you desire. Please note that since the paint used to match this color is unique to MyPerfectColor, the finish of the paint may vary from the original. Please note that, other than Kelly Moore, RAL, and Pantone, MyPerfectColor is not offering the actual branded color or paint product for sale and has no affiliation with the color-referenced brands. MyPerfectColor reference to any trademark is for color comparison only. On-screen and printed color representations may vary from actual paint colors. The actual paint color will also vary depending on the specific paint product, application method, gloss level, film variance, surface substrate, age and light source. Please note on small batch size orders, the potential variation of colors is increased.