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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

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L*ab values
L*ab:

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26314

Description

Gray 
Semi-gloss: 30-45
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26314

Description

Gray 
Semi-gloss: 30-45
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16314

Description

Gray 
Gloss: min 80
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16314

Description

Gray 
Gloss: min 80
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SW 7660

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Earl Grey 
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LG 226

Range:

Little Greene 

Description

Grey teal 
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16 A 07

Description

Mid grey 
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36314

Description

Gray 
Flat: max 6
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36314

Description

Flint gray 
Flat: max 6
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LPN 2884

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 
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SW 9162

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

African gray 
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18 B 21

Description

Squirrel grey / Tideway 
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S 4005-B80G

Description

 
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30BG 31/022

Range:

Dulux Trade 

Description

Quartz flint 1 
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SW 9163

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Tin lizzie 
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LPN 2644

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 
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BS381C 626

Description

Camouflage grey 
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LG 114

Range:

Little Greene 

Description

Mid lead colour 
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BS381C 631

Description

Light grey 
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N42

Description

Storm grey 
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26280

Description

Gray 
Semi-gloss: 30-45
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26293

Description

Gray 
Semi-gloss: 30-45
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16293

Description

Gray 
Gloss: min 80
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26293

Description

Gray 
Semi-gloss: 30-45
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26280

Description

Gray 
Semi-gloss: 30-45
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16293

Description

Gray 
Gloss: min 80
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FB 265

Range:

Farrow and Ball 

Description

Manor house gray 
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S 4005-G20Y

Description

 
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S 4000-N

Description

 
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RAL 7042

Description

Traffic grey A 
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00NN 31/000

Range:

Dulux Trade 

Description

Grey steel 1 / Deep fossil 
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RAL 830-3

Description

 
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LPN 2924

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 
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S 3502-G

Description

 
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00 A 07

Description

Grey 
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ECGRAPHITE

Range:

Fired Earth 

Description

Graphite 
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37200

Description

Misc 
Flat: max 6
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SW 9143

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Cadet 
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SW 7669

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Summit gray 
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N43

Description

Pipeline grey 
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RAL 860-4

Description

 
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SW 9164

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Illusive green 
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37200

Description

 
Flat: max 6
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443 U

Range:

Pantone U 

Description

 
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443 C

Range:

Pantone C 

Description

 
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RAL 7004

Description

Signal grey 
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BS 7-078

Description

Light grey 
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Cool Grey 7 C

Range:

Pantone C 

Description

 
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26290

Description

Gray 
Semi-gloss: 30-45
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16307

Description

Machinery gray / Gray #30 / Bulkhead gray 
Gloss: min 80
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16307

Description

Machinery gray 
Gloss: min 80
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The sRGB conversion system used is IEC 61966:2-1 1999 D50 adapted which may differ from other conversions.

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