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  • RAL Classic - e.g. RAL XXXX RAL CLASSIC colour 4-digit references have been an accepted format for colour definition for more than 70 years.
    This basic collection consists of more than 210 colours and is available as a fan-deck, booklet or chart in a gloss or semi-matt finish.
    RAL is a colour matching system originating in Germany, is widely used in Europe but is now becoming increasingly international. In colloquial speech RAL refers to the RAL Classic system, mainly used for varnish and powder coating and for "items", architectural or industrial products
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  • RAL Design - e.g. RAL XXX YY ZZ RAL DESIGN (7-digit) colour references have been developed for advanced colour management - e.g. for designers, architects and advertising agencies.

    The RAL Design system consists of 1625 colours and assists with colour harmonies and is referenced in terms of hue, lightness and chroma.
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  • RAL Effect - e.g. RAL XXX-Y The RAL Effect range (3+1 digits) consists of 420 solid colours and 70 metallic colours, based on waterborne paint systems.
    Each colour family has 6 solid colours and a harmonious, matching metallic colour.
    The RAL Effect colours comply with relevant European EN and ISO standards regarding heavy metals.
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  • BS 4800 - e.g. BS XX A YY British Standard BS 4800 (last revised in 2011) for paint colours used in building construction. It incorporates many well known decorative colours in the UK, such as Magnolia and Gardenia.
    It is a subset of BS 5252.
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  • BS 2660 - e.g. BS X-YYY British Standard BS 2660 is an older standard for paint colours used in building construction - now virtually replaced by BS 4800. View here
  • BS 381C - e.g. BS XXX BS 381C is a British Standard for colours used in identification, coding and other special purposes. It has been used largely by the UK military and other government or previously nationalised institutions. View here
  • BS 5252 - e.g. BS XX A YY BS 5252 is the British Standard framework for colour co-ordination for building purposes and incorporates derived standards such as those for paints (BS 4800), vitreous enamel (BS 4900), plastics (BS 4901), sheet and tile flooring (BS 4902).
    In this chart, we included only colours that are NOT included in BS 4800.
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  • Other BS Colours - e.g. BS XXX Included here are British Standard colours that are no longer incorporated in BS 381C View here
  • DIN 6164 - e.g. TSD X-Y-Z DIN 6164 is a German colour standard now largely replaced by the RAL system View here
  • NCS 1950 - e.g. S XXXX-BYYG The Natural Color System (NCS) is a proprietary perceptual color model published by the Scandinavian Colour Institute (Skandinaviska F√§rginstitutet AB) of Stockholm, Sweden.
    NCS® is a registered tradename of NCS Colour AB.
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  • Australian Standard Colours - e.g. TXX Colours according to Australian Standard AS 2700. View the Australian Standard colourchart View here
  • Pantone (PMS) Coated (C) - e.g. XXX or YYYY The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a standardized color reproduction system for inks and printing.
    By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another.
    The "C" range refers to colours applied to coated paper.
    PANTONE® is a registered trademark of Pantone LLC.
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  • Pantone (PMS) Uncoated (U) - e.g. XXX or YYYY The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a standardized color reproduction system for inks and printing.
    By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another.
    The "U" range refers to colours applied to uncoated paper.
    PANTONE® is a registered trademark of Pantone LLC.
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  • US Federal Standard 595 - e.g. XXXXX The Federal Standard color system, officially named Federal Standard 595C - Colors Used in Government Procurement, is a US Federal Standard, issued by the General Services Administration. The standard is also widely referred to as FED-STD-595, FS-595, or similar names with the version letter appended. Federal Standard 595 is the color description and communication system developed in 1956 by the United States government. View here
  • Dulux® Trade colour chart Dulux® Trade colours available in the United Kingdom. Dulux can match any RAL, BS or NCS colour as well as their own wide range of colours for liquid decorative paints. The paints are available through a wide variety of retail outlets including your local Brewers store.
    Dulux® is a registered trade name of Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd and is a brand from Akzo Nobel.
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