The British Standards for colours are the standard colours in the United Kingdom,

The standard colours are used in identification, coding and other special purposes for building and decorative paints. The common ranges used in paints BS381C and BS4800.                              

The names below are the most commonly used names. The “Full British Standard colour fan” is available from this site to represent the British Standard Colour range in accordance with the British Standard system. There are not always official names.

Paint companies may refer to these colours with a variety of different names. Every effort is made to match the colours as closely as possible.


We can provide British Standard colours in either aerosols, or in several types of wet paint