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Revised Standard soil Color Charts

Hue 7.5 R

Value
Chroma
1.7/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/
reddish black dark reddish gray reddish gray light
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 reddish
gray 7/1
very dark... dark... grayish red
/2 2/2 3/2 4/2 5/2 6/2

...reddish ...reddish dull reddish brown


/3 brown
2/3
brown
3/3
4/3 5/3

dark... dusky red


/4 3/4 4/4

...red red
/6 3/6 4/6

4/8
/8
Hue 10 R

Value
Chroma
1.7/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/
reddish black dark reddish gray reddish gray light
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 reddish
gray 7/1
very dark... dark... grayish red
/2 2/2 3/2 4/2 5/2 6/2

...reddish ...reddish reddish brown dull reddish


/3 brown
2/3
brown
3/3
4/3 5/3 6/3

dark... ...orange
/4 3/4 4/4 5/4 6/4

...red red reddish...


/6 3/6 4/6 5/6 6/6

...orange
/8 4/8 5/8 6/8
Hue 2.5 YR

Value
Chroma
1.7/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/
reddish black dark reddish reddish gray light
/1 1.7/1 2/1 gray
3/1
4/1 5/1 6/1 7/1

very dark... dark... grayish red reddish gray


/2 2/2 3/2 4/2 5/2 6/2 7/2

...reddish... ...reddish... dull reddish brown dull... pale reddish


/3 2/3 3/3 4/3 5/3 6/3 7/3

...brown ...brown ...orange orange


/4 2/3 3/4 4/4 5/4 6/4 7/4

reddish... bright... orange


/6 3/6 4/6 5/6 6/6 7/6

...brown ...brown
/8 4/8 5/8 6/8 7/8
Hue 5 YR

Value
Chroma
1.7/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/
black brownish black brownish gray light light...
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 brownish...
7/1
8/1

dark... grayish brown ...gray ...gray


/2 2/2 3/2 4/2 5/2 6/2 7/2 8/2

very ...reddish... dull reddish brown dull orange pale...


/3 dark
2/3
3/3 4/3 5/3 6/3 7/3 8/3

...reddish ...brown ...orange


/4 brown
2/4
3/4 4/4 5/4 6/4 7/4 8/4

reddish... bright orange


/6 3/6 4/6 reddish...
5/6
6/6 7/6

...brown ...brown
/8 4/8 5/8 6/8 7/8
Hue 7.5 YR

Value
Chroma
1.7/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/
black brownish gray light light...
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 brownish...
7/1
8/1

brownish black grayish brown ...gray ...gray


/2 2/2 3/2 4/2 5/2 6/2 7/2 8/2

very dark dark... brown dull brown light...


/3 brown
2/3
3/3 4/3 5/3 6/3 7/3 8/3

...brown dull orange ...yellow...


/4 3/4 4/4 5/4 6/4 7/4 8/4

bright... orange ...orange


/6 4/6 5/6 6/6 7/6 8/6

...brown yellow orange


/8 5/8 6/8 7/8 8/8
Hue 10 YR

Value
Chroma
1.7/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/
black brownish gray light gray
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 7/1 8/1

brownish black grayish yellow brown


/2 2/2 3/2 4/2 5/2 6/2 7/2 8/2

dark... dull yellowish brown dull yellow orange light


/3 2/3 3/3 4/3 5/3
6/3 7/3
yellow....
8/3
...brown brown ...orange
/4 3/4 4/4 5/4 6/4 7/4 8/4

yellowish... bright yellowish


/6 4/6 5/6 6/6 7/6 8/6

...brown brown yellow orange


/8 5/8 6/8 7/8 8/8
Hue 2.5 Y

Value
Chroma
1.7/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/
black brownish... yellowish gray light gray
/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 7/1 8/1

...black dark grayish yellow grayish yellow


/2 3/2 4/2 5/2 6/2 7/2 8/2

dark olive olive yellowish... dull... light... pale....


/3 brown
3/3
4/3 5/3 6/3 7/3 8/3

brown ...gray ...yellow ...yellow ...yellow


/4 4/4 5/4 7/3 7/4 8/4

bright yellowish
/6 4/6 5/6 6/6 7/6 8/6

brown yellow
/8 6/8 7/8 8/8
Hue 5 Y

Value
Chroma
1.7/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/
black gray light gray
/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 7/1 8/1

olive black grayish olive


/2 2/2 3/2 4/2 5/2 6/2 7/1 8/2

dark olive... light... pale....


/3 4/3 5/3 6/3 7/3 8/3

olive olive ...yellow ...yellow ...yellow


/4 4/4 5/4 6/4 7/4 8/4

yellow
/6 5/6 6/6 7/6 8/6

/8 6/8 7/8 8/8


Hue 7.5 Y

Value
Chroma
1.7/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/
black gray light gray
/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 7/1 8/1

olive black grayish olive


/2 2/2 3/2 4/2 5/2 6/2 7/1 8/2

dark olive olive yellow light yellow pale yellow


/3 4/3 5/3 6/3 7/3 8/3

Hue 10 Y
black olive... gray light gray
/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 7/6 8/6

...black olive gray


/2 3/2 4/2 5/2 6/2 7/8 8/8
Hue N

Value
Chroma
1.7/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/
black black dark gray gray grayish white
/0 1.5/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 5/0 6/0 7/0 8/0

Hue 2.5 GY
black dark olive gray olive gray light olive light gray
/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 gray
7/1
8/1

Hue 5 GY
olive black dark olive gray olive gray light olive light gray
/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 gray
7/1
8/1

Hue 7.5 GY
greenish dark greenish gray greenish gray light greenish gray
/1 black
2/1
3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 7/1 8/1

Hue 10 GY
greenish dark greenish gray greenish gray light greenish gray
/1 black
2/1
3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 7/1 8/1
Hue 5 G

Value
Chroma
1.7/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/
greenish black dark greenish gray greenish gray light green.
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 gray
7/1

Hue 10 G
greenish black dark greenish gray greenish gray light green.
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 gray
7/1

Hue 5 BG
bluish black dark bluish gray bluish gray light bluish
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 gray
7/1

Hue 10 BG
bluish black dark bluish gray bluish gray light bluish
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 gray
7/1
Hue 5 B

Value
Chroma
1.7/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/
bluish black dark bluish gray bluish gray light bluish
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 gray
7/1

Hue 5 PB
bluish black dark bluish gray bluish gray light bluish
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 gray
7/1

Hue 5 P
purplish black dark purplish gray purplish gray light purpl.
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 gray
7/1

Hue 5 RP
purplish black dark purplish gray purplish gray light purpl.
/1 1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 gray
7/1

Hue 5 R
reddish black dark reddish gray reddish gray light redd.
1.7/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 gray
7/1