Connecticut painter John Morfis has recently published a free online tool indexing oil paints according to Munsell notation. By using brand-specified notations and his own Munsell determinations and spectrophotometer readings he has Schmincke Norma, Williamsburg, Winsor & Newton, Grumbacher and Gamblin oil paints covered so far. Click on the “Munsell Explorer” tab on his site colorwell.org and select a hue page to see which notations correspond to one or more paint readings. The “Paint Finder” tab helps you to find paints in various brands with the same pigment code.
“The Munsell Explorer. Learn how you can research paints using the Munsell Explorer at ColorWell.org. The Munsell Explorer lets you navigate the Munsell color spaced and find oil paints based on their hue, value and chroma. This painter’s tool easily allows you compare the colors of oil paints regardless of which manufacturer made the oil paint.”
“The Paint Finder. Learn how to use the Paint Finder at ColorWell.org to research oil paints. The tool finds all major manufacturer’s tubes of oil paint based on their pigments. This oil painting tool is very useful for finding leads on other tubes of paint that might be comparable to your existing oil paints or the supplies given from a painting class. Enjoy researching oil paints based on their color index rather than their brand names!”