You can search for any colour in the NCS range from the Search panel. Searching for a notation or parts of a notation can be combined with filters for hue and nuance, allowing for a flexible and powerful way of searching for colours.

By clicking on the info box, you can learn more about how the filter panel works. The recently viewed colours will appear further down the page.

Searching for notations

You can search for an NCS notation from the free text search field, for example "S 5020-R50B". You can also omit the "S" and other parts of the notation, such as "5020", "R50B" or "5020 R".

Search example:

  • "S 5020 R50B" (same as "5020 R50B") - Search for the colour with blackness 50, chromaticness 20 and hue R50B (red with 50% resemblance to blue)
  • "5020" (same as "S 5020") - Search for colours with blackness 50, chromaticness 20 and any hue.
  • "R50B" - Search for colours in any nuance within the hue R50B.

Additional filtering

In combination with the free text search for NCS notations, you can filter your search based on pre-defined colour criteria for hues and nuances. The filters can also be used without the free text search.

Filter example:

  • Hue "Blue" - Search for colours in any nuance within the hues from R80B to B29G.
  • Hue "Orange" and "Red" - Search for colours in any nuance within the hues Y30R to Y79R (Orange) and Y80R to R29B (Red)
  • Nuance "Strong" - Search for colours with any blackness and chromaticity above 59 within any hue.
  • Hue "Green" and Nuance "Neutral" - Search for colours with any blackness and chromaticity below 09 within the hues B80G to G29Y.