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British Standard colour guides  

British Standard colour guides

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).

BS 381C is the range for special and mixed colours, particularly for military use. .

BS 2660 is an old colour standard for building and decorating, now largely superseded by BS 4800

[The "Full British Standard colour fan" is available exclusively from to represent the British Standard colour range. Whilst every effort is made to match the BS colours as closely as possible, it is not certified by the British Standards Institute.]

Free delivery (2-3 days) to UK mainland only.

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Full British Standards colour fan

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Finish: gloss.

10% off orders for 5 or more

This colour-fan contains representations of all the colours from BS 4800, BS 5252, BS2660, BS381C and other British Standard colours. 475+ colours, five to a leaf and 145mm by 55mm in size.

[Note: every effort is made to match the BS colours as closely as possible.]

Price: £46.99
Sale price: £27.99 ¬†each incl.

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BS 4800:2011 Fan

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Finish: matt.

This BS 4800:2011 Fan from the British Standards Institute contains 120 colour patches 150mm x 50mm, one colour to a leaf.
[Please note this does NOT include BS381C colours nor 00 E 55 (white) or 00 E 53 (black)].
Colour references are included but no colour names are printed as there are no official names to BS 4800 colours and paint companies may refer to these colours with a variety of different names. We have tried to include as many name references as possible in the BS 4800 colour chart.
This colour fan replaces the individual box colour card matching set.

Price: £319.00 ¬†each incl.

Delivery: 10 days

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