Colour Ranges

Dec 2nd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | History | No Comments

Colours for Flat Finishes for Wall Decoration

BS Flat Finishes

British Standard 1572: 1949 Colours for Flat Finishes for Wall Decoration was a range of paint colours designed for the Ministry of Works for the purpose of interior decoration.

This range of 17 colours (two were not displayed on the card – White and Off-White (Ivory)) superseded an earlier British Standard – BS 381WD: 1945 Flat Colours for Wall Decoration, which showed just ten colours:

The rest of this essay has been removed after six years. You can now read more about this in The Anatomy of Colour, published by Thames & Hudson and available from John Sandoe (Books).

Colours and associated data from BS1572: 1949 are reproduced by permission of BSI.

Papers and Paints can be found here:

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