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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

LPC 0504

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 

Reference

90RR 39/327

Range:

Dulux Trade 

Description

Red stallion 6 / Flamingo flock 

Reference

S 1040-R

Description

 

Reference

TSD 8-2-1

Range:

DIN 6164 

Description

 

Reference

RAL 020 70 30

Description

Marker pink 

Reference

LPC 0401

Range:

Isomat 

Description

 

Reference

TSD 7-2-1

Range:

DIN 6164 

Description

 

Reference

SW 6591

Range:

Sherwin-Williams 

Description

Amaryllis 
= 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.

Dulux® is a registered trade name of Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd and is a brand from Akzo Nobel.



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