BS4800 Colour Chart

Please note we no longer offer printed colour cards. However, printed colour swatches are available to purchase from

British Standard BS 4800 Colours. This range includes additional colours that are mostly brighter to reflect the latest trends for public buildings and spaces. These paint colours are widely recognised throughout the UK and are often used to meet safety, legal or contractual requirements. BS4800 specifies colours of paint for building and construction works. This is a key reference for specifying a particular paint colour to use in the refurbishment of buildings – especially at Local Authority level or for major works, such as office blocks, airports, schools and hospitals. These paint colours are widely recognised throughout the UK and are often used to meet safety, legal or contractual requirements.

Ideal for Architects, Interior Designers, Architectural Garden Designers, Painters & Decorators, Property Developers, Building Contractors, Facilities Managers, Estate Managers, Office Managers & School Heads. We are currently seeing increased demand for Black paint for infinity pools.

bs4800 colour chart for paintsWe also have a range of metallic colours including Silvers and Golds ideally suited to wrought iron applications, see AM60 & AM61. These are excellent options in instances where budget limitations preclude the use of Gold Leaf. Suitable for both internal and external decorative and architectural effects. RAL colours also available.

Increasingly there is a demand for individual or unusual colour matching by the consumer, as well as a requirement for the matching of corporate colours for large organisations. We also continue to see a need for matching paint colours with the surrounding environment. Most paint manufactures will only mix bespoke colours in large volumes. However, we are able to mix in small batch quantities depending on the colour and product required. Please EMail us with your requirements and a member of our Technical Team will come back to you. We will require a sample of the colour that you would like us to match. We will confirm our ability (or otherwise) to match the colour and sheen levels upon receipt. A standard charge of £30.00 + VAT is made for this service, in addition to the cost of the products. Please feel free to call us about these services.

DISCLAIMER: Due to differences in screen displays that are beyond our control, the colours on these pages cannot be guaranteed to match the actual colour of the manufactured product. All colours shown here are for guidance only.

Many of our products are temperature sensitive and have an optimum temperature application range to ensure their best performance. We recommend that you check your local weather conditions prior to starting your project. Visit the BBC Weather Site for your area.

00-A-01 00-A-05 00-A-09 00-A-13 02-C-33 02-C-37 02-C-39 02-C-40 04-B-15 04-B-17
04-B-21 04-C-33 04-C-37 04-C-39 04-D-44 04-D-45 04-E-49 04-E-51 04-E-53 06-C-33
06-C-37 06-C-39 06-D-43 06-D-45 06-E-50 06-E-51 06-E-56 08-B-15 08-B-17 08-B-21
08-B-25 08-B-29 08-C-31 08-C-35 08-C-37 08-C-39 08-E-51 10-A-03 10-A-07 10-A-11
10-B-15 10-B-17 10-B-21 10-B-25 10-B-29 10-C-31 10-C-33 10-C-35 10-C-39 10-D-43
10-D-45 10-E-49 10-E-50 10-E-53 12-B-15 12-B-17 12-B-21 12-B-25 12-B-29 12-C-33
12-C-39 12-D-43 12-D-45 12-E-51 12-E-53 14-C-31 14-C-35 14-C-39 14-C-40 14-E-51
14-E-53 16-C-33 16-C-37 16-D-45 16-E-53 18-B-17 18-B-21 18-B-25 18-B-29 18-C-31
18-C-35 18-C-39 18-D-43 18-E-49 18-E-50 18-E-51 18-E-53 20-C-33 20-C-37 20-C-40
20-D-45 20-E-51 22-B-15 22-B-17 22-C-37 22-D-45 24-C-33 24-C-39 00-E-53 00-E-55