The Professional Color System was designed by Arden and developed for professionals to offer customized color palettes to their clientele around the world. The system is used for personal color analysis and includes over 900 colors with 155 master paddles to order from.
The color paddles feature fabric swatches for easy and accurate apparel matching and are categorized by neutrals and hues and then by value, chroma (aka saturation) and personality. It’s based on the Munsell color notation system which breaks down each hue, value and chroma in a 0-10 scale.
Portfolios (eg fans) of colors are grouped by hue via the Munsell scale (2.5 to 10) with each paddle consisting of 5 to 6 colors of the same hue. Each paddle is organized numerically by hue, value and chroma with the unique color personalities notated to allow for easy selection of colors. This makes it effortless to work with a client in determining the right colors for his or her coloring and personality.
The master paddles are notated on the back with specific codes and guides to help you select and order for your clients. The paddles are organized into the following portfolios:
- Cool Neutrals
- Warm Neutrals
- Orange (aka Munsell YR, Yellow-Red)
- Red-Orange (aka Munsell 7.5R and 10R – combine this portfolio with the Red one when you are ready!)
Upon ordering the professional color system, you will receive private access to order client palettes and have them shipped directly to you or your client. The system comes in an acid-free box, is entirely hand-made and comes with instructions for use. Please allow 7-10 business days for shipment of your professional system. If delivery is outside the U.S., please add 1 additional week.