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    Framework for colour co-ordination for building purposes

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  30-06-1976

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Co-operating organizations
    1 Scope
    2 References
    3 The framework
    4 Identification of colours
    5 Application
    6 Matching
    7 Munsell references
    8 Derived standards
    9 Other derived ranges
    Appendix
    A Approximate Munsell references
       (separate sheet included in this package)

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    Comprises folder containing a colour chart consisting of 237 colours, a chart showing their approximate Munsell references and text which includes explanations of the visual attributes, hue, greyness, lightness and weight. It is not for specification purposes and it should be noted that a colour is only a British Standard colour when it appears in a standard derived from it for a particular product or function. For colour matching purposes larger colour patches are published in BS 5252F. British Standards for colour ranges derived from BS 5252 are BS 4800, BS 4900, BS 4901, BS 4902, BS 4903, BS 4904 and BS 6770.

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    This British Standard establishes a framework within which 237 colours have been selected as the source for all building colour standards and the means of co-ordinating them. It is not itself a range of colours for any particular product and is not to be used to specify British Standard colours. A colour is only standardized when it is included in another British Standard, such as those that have been derived for paints (BS4800), vitreous enamel (BS4900), plastics (BS4901) and sheet and tile flooring (BS4902). Such standards contain only a proportion of the total colours in this British Standard, selected to meet design requirements within relevant technical and economic constraints.

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    Committee STI/14
    Development Note Supersedes 86/10501 DC & BS DD17(1972) (11/2004) Reviewed and confirmed by BSI, January 2010. (12/2009)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    BS 6770(1988) : 1988 GUIDE FOR EXTERIOR COLOURS FOR PARK HOMES (MOBILE HOMES), HOLIDAY CARAVANS AND TRANSPORTABLE ACCOMMODATION UNITS
    BS 826:1978 SPECIFICATION FOR STEEL SINGLE TIER BOLTED SHELVING (ANGLE UPRIGHT TYPE)
    BS 5502-20(1990) : 1990 BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES FOR AGRICULTURE - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR GENERAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
    I.S. EN 1555-2 NATIONAL ANNEX:2015 NATIONAL ANNEX TO I.S. EN 1555-2:2010 - PLASTICS PIPING SYSTEMS FOR THE SUPPLY OF GASEOUS FUELS - POLYETHYLENE (PE) - PART 2: PIPES
    05/30123357 DC : DRAFT SEP 2005 BS 8504-2 - BEACH SAFETY FLAGS - PART 2: MATERIALS
    BS 8504-2:2006 (published 2006-07) Beach safety flags Materials. Requirements and test methods
    BS 4904(1978) : 1978 SPECIFICATION FOR EXTERNAL CLADDING COLOURS FOR BUILDING PURPOSES
    BS 8300-1(2018) : 2018 DESIGN OF AN ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE BUILT ENVIRONMENT - PART 1: EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT - CODE OF PRACTICE
    08/30154536 DC : DRAFT FEB 2008 BS 8493 - LIGHT REFLECTANCE VALUE (LRV) OF A SURFACE - METHOD OF TEST
    I.S. EN ISO 8835-4:2009 INHALATIONAL ANAESTHESIA SYSTEMS - PART 4: ANAESTHETIC VAPOUR DELIVERY DEVICES
    I.S. 140-1:1987 SCHOOL FURNITURE - PART 1: TABLES AND CHAIRS FOR SCHOOLS
    17/30335800 DC : 0 BS 8300-1 - DESIGN OF AN ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE BUILT ENVIRONMENT - PART 1: EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 5873-1(1980) : 1980 EDUCATIONAL FURNITURE - SPECIFICATION FOR FUNCTIONAL DIMENSIONS IDENTIFICATION AND FINISH OF CHAIRS AND TABLES FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
    BS 0-3(1991) : 1991 A STANDARD FOR STANDARDS - GUIDE TO DRAFTING AND PRESENTATION OF BRITISH STANDARDS
    BS 6150(1991) : 1991 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PAINTING OF BUILDINGS
    BS 5306-6.1(1988) : 1988 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - PART 6: FOAM SYSTEMS - SECTION 6.1: SPECIFICATION FOR LOW EXPANSION FOAM SYSTEMS
    BS 4800(2011) : 2011 SCHEDULE OF PAINT COLOURS FOR BUILDING PURPOSES
    BS 0-3(1997) : 1997 A STANDARD FOR STANDARDS - PART 3: SPECIFICATION FOR STRUCTURE, DRAFTING AND PRESENTATION
    BS 5378-2(1980) : 1980 SAFETY SIGNS AND COLOURS - SPECIFICATION FOR COLORIMETRIC AND PHOTOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
    08/30182649 DC : DRAFT MAY 2008 BS 8300 - DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND THEIR APPROACHES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE - CODE OF PRACTICE
    16/30340367 DC : 0 BS 8588 - POLYEPTRHEYSLSEUNREE PIPES WITH AN ALUMINIUM BARRIER LAYER AND ASSOCIATED FITTINGS FOR POTABLE WATER SUPPLY IN CONTAMINATED LAND - SIZE 20 MM TO 630 MM
    BS 5252F(1976) : 1976 COLOUR MATCHING FAN
    BS 4901:1976 SPECIFICATION FOR PLASTICS COLOURS FOR BUILDING PURPOSES
    BS ISO 3864-4 : 2011 GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS - SAFETY COLOURS AND SAFETY SIGNS - PART 4: COLORIMETRIC AND PHOTOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF SAFETY SIGN MATERIALS
    09/30197371 DC : 0 BS ISO 3864-4 - GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS - SAFETY COLOURS AND SAFETY SIGNS - PART 4: COLORIMETRIC AND PHOTOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF SAFETY SIGN MATERIALS
    BS 1711:1975 SPECIFICATION FOR SOLID RUBBER FLOORING
    BIP 3043 : 2005 BS 8300 - DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND THEIR APPROACHES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 7336(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR POLYETHYLENE FUSION FITTINGS WITH INTEGRAL HEATING ELEMENT(S) FOR USE WITH POLYETHYLENE PIPES FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF GASEOUS FUELS
    01/561640 DC : DRAFT APR 2001 BS EN ISO 8835-4 - INHALATIONAL ANAESTHESIA SYSTEMS - PART 4: ANAESTHETIC VAPOUR DELIVERY DEVICES
    CSA Z5360:2008 ANAESTHETIC VAPORIZERS - AGENT-SPECIFIC FILLING SYSTEMS
    BS PAS 44(2002) : 2002 OFFICIAL IDENTIFICATION EARTAGS FOR CATTLE - SPECIFICATION
    BS 8588(2017) : 2017 POLYETHYLENE PRESSURE PIPE WITH AN ALUMINIUM BARRIER LAYER AND ASSOCIATED FITTINGS FOR POTABLE WATER SUPPLY IN CONTAMINATED LAND - SIZE 20 MM TO 630 MM
    BS 8300(2001) : 2001 DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND THEIR APPROACHES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 6150(2006) : 2006 PAINTING OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 4680(1996) : 1996 SPECIFICATION FOR CLOTHES LOCKERS
    I.S. EN 1555-1 NATIONAL ANNEX:2015 NATIONAL ANNEX TO I.S. EN 1555-1:2010 - PLASTICS PIPING SYSTEMS FOR THE SUPPLY OF GASEOUS FUELS - POLYETHYLENE (PE) - PART 1: GENERAL
    BIP 3044 : 2005 BS 8300 - DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND THEIR APPROACHES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 7281(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR POLYETHYLENE PIPES FOR THE SUPPLY OF GASEOUS FUELS
    BS 5306-5.1(1992) : 1992 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - HALON SYSTEMS - SPECIFICATION FOR HALON 1301 TOTAL FLOODING SYSTEMS
    BS 7543(2003) : 2003 GUIDE TO DURABILITY OF BUILDINGS AND BUILDING ELEMENTS, PRODUCTS AND COMPONENTS
    CSA Z5360 : 2008 : R2013 ANAESTHETIC VAPORIZERS - AGENT-SPECIFIC FILLING SYSTEMS
    BS 5306-6.2(1989) : 1989 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - FOAM SYSTEMS - SPECIFICATION FOR MEDIUM AND HIGH EXPANSION FOAM SYSTEMS
    I.S. 370:2016 COLOUR CODE FOR BURIED PLASTICS PIPING
    BS 2742(2009) : 2009 USE OF THE RINGELMANN AND MINIATURE SMOKE CHARTS
    CAN/CSA-ISO 5360:16 ANAESTHETIC VAPORIZERS - AGENT-SPECIFIC FILLING SYSTEMS
    BS 8493(2008) : 2008 LIGHT REFLECTANCE VALUE (LRV) OF A SURFACE - METHOD OF TEST
    BS 8300(2009) : 2009 DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND THEIR APPROACHES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 381C:1996 SPECIFICATION FOR COLOURS FOR IDENTIFICATION, CODING AND SPECIAL PURPOSES
    BS 4800(1989) : 1989 SCHEDULE FOR PAINT COLOURS FOR BUILDING PURPOSES
    I.S. EN 1280-1:1998 AGENT SPECIFIC FILLING SYSTEMS FOR ANAESTHETIC VAPORIZERS - PART 1: RECTANGULAR KEYED FILLING SYSTEMS
    BS 5306-5.2(1984) : 1984 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS & EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - HALON SYSTEMS - HALON 1211 TOTAL FLOODING SYSTEMS
    ISO 3864-4:2011 Graphical symbols Safety colours and safety signs Part 4: Colorimetric and photometric properties of safety sign materials
    BS 6165(2002) : 2002 SPECIFICATION FOR SMALL DISPOSABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS OF THE AEROSOL TYPE
    I.S. 266-1:1991 POLYETHYLENE (PE) PIPES AND FITTINGS FOR NATURAL GAS, MANUFACTURED GAS AND LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS - PART 1: PIPES
    DIN EN ISO 8835-4:2009-07 INHALATIONAL ANAESTHESIA SYSTEMS - PART 4: ANAESTHETIC VAPOUR DELIVERY DEVICES
    BS EN ISO 5360:2016 Anaesthetic vaporizers. Agent-specific filling systems
    ISO 5360:2016 Anaesthetic vaporizers Agent-specific filling systems
    BS EN ISO 8835-4 : 2009 INHALATIONAL ANAESTHESIA SYSTEMS - PART 4: ANAESTHETIC VAPOUR DELIVERY DEVICES
    BS EN 1280-1 : 1997 AGENT SPECIFIC FILLING SYSTEMS FOR ANAESTHETIC VAPORIZERS - PART 1: RECTANGULAR KEYED FILLING SYSTEMS
    UNE-EN ISO 5360:2016 Anaesthetic vaporizers - Agent-specific filling systems (ISO 5360:2016)
    ISO 8835-4:2004 Inhalational anaesthesia systems Part 4: Anaesthetic vapour delivery devices
    I.S. EN 1555-1:2010-2015 PLASTICS PIPING SYSTEMS FOR THE SUPPLY OF GASEOUS FUELS - POLYETHYLENE (PE) - PART 1: GENERAL
    I.S. EN ISO 5360:2016 ANAESTHETIC VAPORIZERS - AGENT-SPECIFIC FILLING SYSTEMS (ISO 5360:2016)
    I.S. EN 1555-2:2010 PLASTICS PIPING SYSTEMS FOR THE SUPPLY OF GASEOUS FUELS - POLYETHYLENE (PE) - PART 2: PIPES
    BS 7543:2003 GUIDE TO DURABILITY OF BUILDINGS AND BUILDING ELEMENTS, PRODUCTS AND COMPONENTS
    EN ISO 5360:2016 ANAESTHETIC VAPORIZERS - AGENT-SPECIFIC FILLING SYSTEMS (ISO 5360:2016)
    EN 1280-1:1997/A1:2000 AGENT SPECIFIC FILLING SYSTEMS FOR ANAESTHETIC VAPORIZERS - PART 1: RECTANGULAR KEYED FILLING SYSTEMS
    BS 6165:2002 Specification for small disposable fire extinguishers of the aerosol type
    BS 4800:1989 SCHEDULE FOR PAINT COLOURS FOR BUILDING PURPOSES
    BS 6150:1991 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PAINTING OF BUILDINGS
    BS 4800(2011) : 2011 SCHEDULE OF PAINT COLOURS FOR BUILDING PURPOSES
    BS 6150(2006) : 2006 PAINTING OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    DIN EN ISO 5360:2016-07 ANAESTHETIC VAPORIZERS - AGENT-SPECIFIC FILLING SYSTEMS (ISO 5360:2016)
    BS 381C:1996 Specification for colours for identification, coding and special purposes
    EN ISO 8835-4:2009 INHALATIONAL ANAESTHESIA SYSTEMS - PART 4: ANAESTHETIC VAPOUR DELIVERY DEVICES
    CSA Z8835.4 : 2006 INHALATIONAL ANAESTHESIA SYSTEMS - PART 4: ANAESTHETIC VAPOUR DELIVERY DEVICES
    UNI EN ISO 8835-4 : 2009 INHALATIONAL ANAESTHESIA SYSTEMS - PART 4: ANAESTHETIC VAPOUR DELIVERY DEVICES

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    BS 4900(1976) : 1976 SPECIFICATION FOR VITREOUS ENAMEL COLOURS FOR BUILDING PURPOSES
    BS 4903(1979) : 1979 SPECIFICATION FOR EXTERNAL COLOURS FOR FARM BUILDINGS
    BS 4800(1989) : 1989 SCHEDULE FOR PAINT COLOURS FOR BUILDING PURPOSES
    BS 381C:1996 SPECIFICATION FOR COLOURS FOR IDENTIFICATION, CODING AND SPECIAL PURPOSES
    BS PD6491(1980) : LATEST PREFERRED EXTERIOR COLOURS FOR STATIC CARAVANS
    BS 4902:1976 SPECIFICATION FOR SHEET AND TILE FLOORING COLOURS FOR BUILDING PURPOSES
    BS 950-1(1967) : 1967 SPECIFICATION FOR ARTIFICIAL DAYLIGHT FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF COLOUR - PART 1: ILLUMINANT FOR COLOUR MATCHING AND COLOUR APPRAISAL
    BS 4901:1976 SPECIFICATION FOR PLASTICS COLOURS FOR BUILDING PURPOSES
    BS 5081(1976) : AMD 4369
    BS 5252F(1976) : 1976 COLOUR MATCHING FAN
    BS 4904(1978) : 1978 SPECIFICATION FOR EXTERNAL CLADDING COLOURS FOR BUILDING PURPOSES
    BS 1319(1976) : 1976 SPECIFICATION FOR MEDICAL GAS CYLINDERS, VALVES AND YOKE CONNECTIONS
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