Tag : British Standard

BS Bronze Greens
Jan 9th, 2016 | | Aesthetics | History | 8 Comments

Bronze Green

Geffrye Museum - Bronze Green door and Lead Colour balustrade The biggest problem with the naming of colour is the inevitable one of interpretation. Few more so than ‘Bronze Green’, which to some will conjure up...

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The Sorting Office Blue
Sep 29th, 2015 | | Colour Services | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

The Sorting Office

New Oxford Street Elevation The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, is a stand-alone part eight / part nine storey post-war building formerly used by the Post Office for sorting mail. It was built by the old...

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9.2 inch gun
Jun 4th, 2013 | | Exterior | Monuments | Portfolio | 1 Comment

Rottnest Island Gun Battery, Western Australia

Preserved 9.2 inch gun - Vic Jeffery Rottnest Island is one of Australia's smallest inhabited islands - it is 11 kilometres long and 4.5 kilometres at its widest point. The island is twenty kilometres off the coast...

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Thomas Parsons - French Grey
Jun 4th, 2012 | | Colour Ranges | 3 Comments

French Grey

An example of French Grey from a 1930s colour range There is only so much information that can be obtained by studying the layers of paint in a room: a) the colours used (obviously); b) the pigments employed -...

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Bristol Beaufighter © 404 Squadron R.C.A.F.
Mar 20th, 2012 | | Colour Services | Museums | Organisations | Portfolio | 3 Comments

Bristol Beaufighter

Bristol Beaufighter Mk X with rockets. This machine is NE255/EE-H of No. 404 Squadron RCAF, of RAF Coastal Command at RAF Davidstow Moor, 21 August 1944. The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter, often referred to as simply...

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Scheme 4
Dec 23rd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 2 Comments

Ministry of Works Colour Schemes

MINISTRY OF WORKS COLOUR SCHEMES (Official Colour Card No. 1 1952)* This little aid to the decoration of Ministry of Works offices of the early 1950s really is little, measuring only 16.5cm x 6.5cm. However, as...

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BS Flat Finishes
Dec 2nd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | History | No Comments

Colours for Flat Finishes for Wall Decoration

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...

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Archrome C&R
Nov 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 4 Comments

Archrome (Munsell) Colour Range

Archrome (Munsell) Colour Card - with thanks to Colin Mitchell-Rose The end of the Second World War saw a number of ‘satellite’ new towns develop to the north and east of London – in Hertfordshire1 and Essex...

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BCC Cover
Nov 3rd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Colour Services | 5 Comments

Dictionary of Colours for Interior Decoration

The British Colour Council When the British Colour Council came into being in 1930, the declared aims and objects included the placing of colour determination for the British Empire in British hands and the...

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British Standard Camouflage Colours 1
Oct 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 23 Comments

Wartime Camouflage Colours

BS987C: 1942 - Camouflage Colours (1) This is a 'toe-in-the-water' blog. By that I mean that it makes no claim to be a definitive study of British camouflage colours of World War II, merely a distillation of my...

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