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Federal Standard Fed-Std Color Specification, Fan Decks and Paint Chips for Sale. The Federal Standard color system, officially the Federal Standard C – Colors Used in Government Procurement, is a United States Federal Standard for colors, issued by the General Services Administration. The standard is also widely referred to as FED-STD, FS, or similar. chip in its protective envelope for each Fed-Std color, suitable for color After the publication of this standard, only color chips marked Fed-StdC.

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Many prime contractors, such as L3, require the Federal Standard paint chips used for inspection purposes be replaced every two years. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information.

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The numbers have been assigned with gaps to allow addition of new colors. No previous colors were removed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The color standard is managed by the SAE. Harzen cannot be held responsible in any way for any variance between the colours and those they are intended to match. Its origins reach back to World War II when a problem of providing exact color specifications to military equipment subcontractors in different parts of the world became a matter of urgency.


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Federal Standard is the color description and communication system developed in by the United States government.

Please note that the digital color samples shown on this page offer approximations of the requested colors.

Federal Standard 595

Similarly to other color standards of the fef era, such as RAL colour standard or British StandardFederal Standard is a color collection rather than a color space. The first figure can be 1,2 or 3 and indicates the level of sheen: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

The displayed colour will depend on your monitor and browser and pearl or metallic colours cannot be shown adequately. This page was last edited on 22 Decemberfde The second figure of the code indicates a general color classification group. This article needs additional citations for verification. Parts of this article those related to standard superseded in need to be updated.

Each color in the Federal Standard range is identified by a five-digit code. On July 31, C Change Order 1 was published, changing the numbers xtd eight of colors added in revision C. The following chart provides rough approximations of a few FSB colors. Color calibration is to be accomplished via approved reference color chip.

Lower value indicates a darker color, higher value – a lighter color, with no other significance. The colours depicted on the chart are for guidance only. Not to be used for acceptance or Quality Control. Federal Standard C was published January 16, The RGB Hex Code is a reference to what is shown on your monitor and is only a rough approximation of the true color.


Light Campers Ghost Gray. Color space Standards of the United States. Please use the official colour products for most accurate colour. This can lead to considerable confusion when a color is called out by contract. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Fed-Std is a color collection, not a complete color system, and this has the following implications:. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

As before, all color matching must still be done via color reference chips. The first figure can be 1,2 or 3 and indicates the level of sheen:.

For more accurate representations of all Fed-Std colors, please use a Fan Deck, and for a definitive reference, use the 3×5 color chips.

Federal Standard – Wikipedia

The colors in the standard have no official names, just numbers. The standard 595 a color index system used by, but not limited to, government activities in a format suitable for color identification, color selection, color matching and quality control inspection. This collection is then printed on sample color chips and provided to interested parties. Current Revision B Change 1 from January counts colors.