NCS Index 2050
The NCS Index 2050 is the updated version of the NCS Index. Still the most popular NCS Colour product used by colour professionals globally for communication of colour. Although it contains all 2050 colours in the NCS range, the portable fan guide format is easy to use. The colours are arranged chromatically, to quickly assist to find the right colour for your project and is ideal to take to client meetings. A strong elastic closure keeps the index together when travelling and in storage.
Who should use it?
We recommend this product to all designers and architects for colour inspiration and communication. Sales and customer service personnel in the kitchen and bathroom industry, construction and renovation specialists will also need it.
Even those who are working digitally with NCS+ or who use an NCS Colourpin Colour Reader to pick up colour inspiration will find the NCS Index 2050 useful. Because the true colour may not be displayed if the monitor is not calibrated, the colour can be checked in the Index.
Ideal if you need to communicate the chosen colours to your supplier, or have paint mixed to match. The Index provides the NCS colour reference number of every colour, printed on the front of each colour chip.
How the colours are arranged
NCS Index 2050 has 233 pages with between 4 and 10 colour chips per page. Colour chip area measures 22×50 mm for most colours and 26×50 mm for colours at the top of each page. Pages also include a small diagram showing where the colours can be found in NCS colour space. The main hue is also printed in the top corner of the page for smart navigation.
Simple to navigate, the NCS Index 2050 contains an index at the back of the book. A page of tips is also included to help you find your colour by the Hue or Nuance. Colours are primarily sorted by hue, based on the NCS Colour Circle. Sections cover yellow (G80Y-Y70R), red (Y80R-R70B), blue (R80B-B70G) and green (B80G-G70Y). The frequently used low chromatic colours (white, grey and black) are found in a separate section at the front of the Index.
Most often, people start with a hue when looking for a colour “Am I looking for a lime green, a yellow or orange?”. NCS Index 2050 therefore offers hue-based sorting, following the NCS Colour Circle, to allow quick navigation amongst the 2050 colours.
Within each hue-section the colours are arranged by nuance, following the NCS Colour Triangle. The nuances go from low chromaticness to high chromaticness ((from duller and dirtier tones to stronger more saturated ones)
Each page is then flowed from light to dark going from top to bottom and so you see the colours are sorted by increasing depth of shade (blackness). White and lighter colours are positioned at the top and deeper shades at the bottom.
Because the nuance of the colour is much more significant to the eye than the hue when seeing neutral tones, the layout is different for low chromatic colours. All low chromatic colours are sorted by nuance and are found in the first section of the Index fan deck, making them easier to find.
“The new NCS 2050 fandeck is a remarkable improvement compared to the 1950. The new layout is so much easier to navigate through and makes a lot more sense especially for the novice user”
Gabriel Vermeulen – Technical Director – Laminin Coatings
100 new colours
NCS Index 2050 includes more colours than the previous edition. 100 new colours were chosen by extensive research and interviews with colour professionals and are found mainly in the low chromatic area. Low chromatic colours are particularly important in interior design and are constantly in the NCS list of best selling colours so it was no surprise that more nuances were needed. The new colours include many slightly tinted whites and greys, lots more beige colours and some ‘safe’ off-whites.
New Protective Cover
This edition of NCS Index has a sturdy, laminated paper cover with protective elastic band to lock the pages into place. However, customers worried that the cover would quickly become damaged and missed the protective case of the previous versions. NCS have now launched a new Protective Cover, which is available to purchase separately from our online shop if required.
Purchase A4 and A6 size sheets of Individual NCS Colour Samples from VeriVide. All 2,050 colours are stocked, order today to send as samples for colour approval to your clients. These individual samples are also excellent for producing mood boards and testing colours by wrapping around product samples. Send to your suppliers as the production colour standard or take to a paint mixing retailer to buy paint.
The larger desktop NCS book is the NCS Atlas 2050 , each page displays the relationships between the colours in NCS colour space. Use for client presentations to facilitate quick identification of alternative nuances.
For more information on NCS colours contact Georgina on 0116 284 7790 or at email@example.com