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Convert L*a*b* values to the nearest standard colour

L*
a*
b*


Approximate sRGB:
 

NOTE:The Munsell colour notation was originally defined using Illuminant C at 2°. In order to be able to compare colours on this site, this has been changed to CIE 1964 D65 10° using the xyY values and the transformation defined in ASTM D1535-14 (reapproved 2018), in which there may be errors.

These close alternatives are therefore given for guidance only. Always visually check before any major purchase.

Nearest Standard Colours

Filter by colour range/specification:

  • = Noticeably different
  • = Different
  • = Slightly Different
  • = Close but distinguishable
  • = Distinguishable to the practiced eye
  • = Virtually indistinguishable
Reference Range Description Rating Charts Click for
L*ab values
L*ab:

Reference

RAL 340-4

Description

 

Reference

LPC 0426

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 

Reference

RAL 010 30 20

Description

Pinkish brown 

Reference

RAL 020 30 20

Description

Kremlin red 

Reference

FB 297

Range:

Farrow and Ball 

Description

Preference red 

Reference

04 E 58

Description

Purple 

Reference

LPC 0276

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 

Reference

SW 6027

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Cordovan 

Reference

SW 0072

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Deep marroon 

Reference

BS 1-018

Description

Mecca red 

Reference

LPC 0416

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 

Reference

N417

Range:

Tikkurila 

Description

Cherry 

Reference

SW 7595

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Sommelier 

Reference

S 6020-R

Description

 

Reference

TSD 7-3-6

Range:

DIN 6164 

Description

 

Reference

M339

Range:

Tikkurila 

Description

Tango 

Reference

RAL 030 30 20

Description

Autumn leaf red 
= noticeably different
= different
= slightly different
= close but distinguishable
= distinguishable to the practiced eye
+ = virtually indistinguishable

Please note that colours can vary from different suppliers, batches and over time.


The information and the colours depicted are also for guidance only. The displayed colour will depend on your monitor and browser and pearl or metallic colours have not been included. The finished colour, therefore, may not be as shown here.

The sRGB conversion system used is IEC 61966:2-1 1999 D50 adapted which may differ from other conversions.

We always recommend a visual check before any major purchase.


NCS® is a registered tradename of NCS Colour AB.



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