Convert sRGB color coordinates to the closest n Munsell chips in the munsell lookup table.

rgb2munsell(color, colorSpace = c("CIE2000", "LAB", "sRGB"), nClosest = 1)

Arguments

color

a data.frame or matrix object containing sRGB coordinates in the range of (0,1)

colorSpace

distance metric (colorspace) to use for finding the closest chip: CIE2000 is the most accurate but requires farver >= 2.0.3, Euclidean distance in CIELAB is a close second, while Euclidean distance in sRGB is not at all accurate and should only be used for demonstration purposes.

nClosest

number of closest Munsell colors to return (valid range is 1-20)

Value

an (NA-padded) data.frame containing hue, value, chroma, and distance (dE00 when colorSpace = 'CIE2000', Euclidean distance otherwise) to nearest matching color.

Note

This function is fully vectorized and will pad output with NA-records when NA are present in color.

Author

D.E. Beaudette

Examples


# Munsell notation to sRGB triplets [0-1] 
color <- munsell2rgb(
  the_hue = c('10YR', '2.5YR', '5YR'), 
  the_value = c(3, 5, 2.5), 
  the_chroma = c(5, 6, 2), 
  return_triplets = TRUE
)

# result is a data.frame
color
#>           r         g          b
#> 1 0.3755239 0.2554937 0.09112035
#> 2 0.6613729 0.4212891 0.30856225
#> 3 0.2998508 0.2205216 0.18365313

# back-transform sRGB -> closest Munsell color
# sigma is the dE00 color contrast metric
rgb2munsell(color)
#>     hue value chroma sigma
#> 1  10YR   3.0      5     0
#> 2 2.5YR   5.0      6     0
#> 3   5YR   2.5      2     0