Why You Should Consider NCS Colours - Dekro Paints

Why You Should Consider NCS Colours

If you have not heard about ‘NCS’ colours before, you are probably wondering what it is and how it works. NCS stands for Natural Colour System, which is a system based on the way in which people see and perceive colour and specifically focuses on six primary colours, namely red, yellow, blue, green, white and black. It is a proprietary perceptual colour model which is internationally recognized and understood.

In the 1950’s, the Swedish government took the initiative on colour determination and classification, and today this is known as the Natural Colour System, or NCS. This colour system has become the international standard for colour classification and has been the national standard for South Africa since 2004, meaning that most manufacturers in South Africa should be able to match colours to the system.

The Natural Colour System is an accurate colour matching tool used by designers and manufacturers all over the world and is used as a universal language for communicating colours. You can benefit from the smartness of these colours as it allows you to communicate your desired colour variations with ease and ensures that everyone is on the same page when choosing and mixing colours. This is a simple, yet logical system.

The colours in this system consist of colours which we see with our eyes, and are not limited by language, materials or culture. It allows you to define any surface colour, no matter the type of material it’s used on.

The colour names and numbers are determined by their hue, blackness, whiteness, chroma, or lightness properties, ensuring that the colour you are asking for is exactly the colour you get! There are thousands of NCS colours available at all of our Dekro stockists, so on your next visit feel free to ask them more about our NCS colour range!

Add some colour into your home with our NCS colour range, we have 8 pages full of colour variations for you to choose from:


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