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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

TSD 7-1-5

Range:

DIN 6164 

Description

 

Reference

SW 0005

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Deepest mauve 

Reference

TSD 8-1-5

Range:

DIN 6164 

Description

 

Reference

SW 6019

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Poetry plum 

Reference

LPN 2595

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 

Reference

RAL 030 40 10

Description

Pearl red brown 

Reference

TSD 6-1-5

Range:

DIN 6164 

Description

 

Reference

RAL 020 40 10

Description

Nut brown 

Reference

S 6010-R10B

Description

 

Reference

RAL 010 40 10

Description

Caput mortuum grey red 

Reference

TSD 9-1-5

Range:

DIN 6164 

Description

 

Reference

497 U

Range:

Pantone U 

Description

 

Reference

7631 U

Range:

Pantone U 

Description

 

Reference

Black 5 U

Range:

Pantone U 

Description

 

Reference

S 6010-Y90R

Description

 

Reference

SW 6012

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Browse brown 

Reference

TSD 5-1-5

Range:

DIN 6164 

Description

 

Reference

RAL 040 40 10

Description

Somali brown 

Reference

LPN 2585

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 

Reference

RAL 020 40 05

Description

Greyish brown 

Reference

7617 U

Range:

Pantone U 

Description

 

Reference

SW 6026

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

River rouge 

Reference

LPC 2536

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 

Reference

437 C

Range:

Pantone C 

Description

 

Reference

LPN 2565

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 
= 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.


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