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AS 2700-2011


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Colour standards for general purposes (Reconfirmed 2022)
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Note: The A4 colour chart is not included in the Electronic version of this document.

Defines 206 reference colours to assist with the specification and matching of colours used in industrial, architectural and decorative areas, with particular emphasis on paints and related materials. Provides an explanatory text with tabulated colour data and practical equivalent colours. A foldout chart that gives a general indication of the range of colours is included with the hard copy but not the electronic version of this document. For colour matching purposes, the individual colour cards incorporated in AS2700S should be used.

This Standard presents and specifies reference colours for use in choosing colour schemes in the industrial, architectural and decorative areas and for use in specifying those colours, with particular emphasis on paints and related materials. This Standard is composed of three forms - tabulation;folding colour chart; andsingle-coloured reference cards, available as separate cards or in a fandeck (swatch-pack);of which the first two are combined into one package.It is intended that the Standard will confirm, replace or add to colour standards currently in use for paints, plastics and related materials at the level of manufacture, retail and consumption, including agencies such as corporate or government bodies, regulatory authorities, builders, architects, decorators, designers and consultants.

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This includes a foldout chart with the purchase of the Standard, but does not include the colour swatch fandeck.
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First published as part of AS K185-1968 (endorsement of BS 381C:1964 without amendment) and AS K186-1968 (endorsement of BS 2660:1955 without amendment).AS K186-1968 revised and redesignated AS 1433-1972 (endorsement of BS 4800:1972 without amendment).AS K185-1968 and AS 1433-1972 revised, amalgamated and redesignated AS 2700-1985.Second edition 1996.Third edition 2011. Originated as part of AS K185-1968 and AS K186-1968. Previous edition AS 2700-1996. Third edition 2011.

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