World Skin Tone Chart

Human beings come in a variety of wonderful colors, each one a result of thousands upon thousands of years of breeding, inbreeding, climatic change and geographic distribution. Have you ever wondered how we can classify these colors, beyond the generic and often limited forms commonly used by average people? Well, now you can find out exactly what color a person is with our advanced skin tone chart.

The Adapted Felix von Luschan Skin Color Chart

Our skin tone chart is a modernized version of the Felix von Luschan Skin Color Chart. Von Luschan (1854 – 1924), an Austrian explorer and anthropologist, created his skin tone chart for the benefit of all humanity. Typically, however, he was accused by some sections of society of promoting “scientific racism.” He wasn’t a racist – he just thought it would be kind of cool to classify different skin colors.

Anyway, we’ve updated Felix von Luschan’s original skin tone chart in order to make it slightly more accessible.

The StudioKnow / Von Luschan World Skin Tone Chart:

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StudioKnow / Von Luschan Skin Tone Chart © StudioKnow 2011

The Skin Tone Chart and Scientific Racism

Our skin tone chart is for reference only. We do not wish to promote “scientific racism”, because we do not believe that the term “scientific racism” makes any sense. Sure, we’ve met a few racist scientists, but they were all total dicks. So yeah, if a guy is Aboriginal Brown or Blushing Honkey, we really don’t care. That’s his color, and that’s just groovy.

  4 comments for “World Skin Tone Chart

  1. Lawrence of Arabia
    July 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    thats funnny LOOL

  2. MANASWINI
    November 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE SKIN TONE CHART AND ITS AVAILABILITY IN INDIA, AS I WANT TO BUY IT AND USE IT FOR THE ACADEMIC PURPOSE. CAN U PLEASE TELL ME THE DETAILS.

    • November 8, 2011 at 8:25 am

      Hi Manaswini,

      The StudioKnow Skin Tone Chart is not currently available for purchase. You need to look for the original (and not quite as interesting) Felix von Luschan Skin Color Chart, which may be available in India or for purchase online. Unfortunately, I have no further details available.

  3. Jane doe
    November 29, 2011 at 7:13 am

    “Realistic jesus” is toooooooooooo funny lol and it’s true.

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