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

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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

7616 U

Range:

Pantone U 

Description

 

Reference

SW 6011

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Chinchilla 

Reference

S 5010-R10B

Description

 

Reference

LPN 2575

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 

Reference

7518 U

Range:

Pantone U 

Description

 

Reference

409 C

Range:

Pantone C 

Description

 

Reference

SW 2818

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Renwick heather 

Reference

LPN 2615

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 

Reference

SW 6018

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Enigma 

Reference

RAL 020 50 05

Description

Zircon grey 

Reference

438 U

Range:

Pantone U 

Description

 

Reference

SW 6270

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Soulmate 

Reference

SW 6025

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Socialite 

Reference

RAL 030 50 10

Description

Earth red 

Reference

RAL 360 50 05

Description

Pumice grey 

Reference

S 5010-Y90R

Description

 

Reference

RAL 010 50 10

Description

Old mahogany 

Reference

RAL 040 50 05

Description

Nomad grey 

Reference

S 5005-Y80R

Description

 

Reference

RAL 040 50 10

Description

Umbra sand 

Reference

SW 6039

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Poised taupe 

Reference

RAL 020 50 10

Description

Sandstone red grey 

Reference

SW 6004

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Mink 
= 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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