What are the three BSI, British Standard Colour ranges?

  • BS 381C:1996 - Specification for colours for identification, coding and special purposes.
  • BS 4800:1989 - Schedule of paint colours for building purposes (100 colours).
  • BS 5252:1976 - Framework for colour co-ordination for building purposes.

How are the BS 381 colours written?

An example of a BS 381 colour is; BS381 220 Olive green.

How are the BS 4800 colours written?

An example of a BS4800 colour is; 08 C 37 Caramel / Bracken.

How are the BS 5252 colours written?

An example of a BS 5252 colour is; 16 C 37 Reef green.