The NCS system helps communicate colours in a way that everyone understands.

Each colour has a unique NCS notation to describe how the colour relates to the four basic colours – yellow, red, blue, and green, as well as to black and white – in blackness, whiteness and chromaticness.

The NCS code describes the percentage of the colour that consists of these different parts. This makes it possible to describe the colours of all surface materials and ensure that the colours turn out exactly as you want them too.

The NCS Colourpin app makes defining and exploring colours an organized and simplified process.

Download the new free NCS Colourpin app and start pinning colours already today! For every colour you pin, you get colour information in the form of the closest NCS notation, translated into CMYK, RGB, L*a*b* and lightness values.

* The iOS app is compatible with iPhone 5 and later and also iPad 3rd generation or later.
* The app may also be compatible with other devices. Requires Bluetooth 4.1

What’s New

Version 8.4.35

* Fixes bug that prevents settings page from loading
* Fixes bug that causes release notes page to crash app if dismissed using top button

Significant User Interface upgrade includes:
- New 5-star rating and insights help you understand the quality of your color match
- Software to support both Colourpin and Spectro 1 instruments
- Color matching works offline, no data is used after initial pairing of Colourpin & phone
- Control Awake time of connection between instrument and phone
- Modify delta E formula capabilities
- Modify Color Format (I.e. CIE Lab, RGB, LCH, Hex)
- Change Standard Illumination

Ratings and Reviews

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New update is nice


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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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