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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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Its stx 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. This collection is then printed on sample color chips and provided to interested parties. Light Compass Ghost Gray.

Parts of this article 59b related to standard superseded in need to be updated. Languages Deutsch Edit links. Users concerned with accurate color matches are advised to make the final judgment on a physical sample. Current Revision B Change 1 fwd January counts colors. 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. As before, all color matching must still be done via color reference chips.



Fed-Std is a color collection, not a complete color system, and this has the following implications:. Previous revisions had only added colors, so a color chosen out of A would still be accurate if the producer used a B fan deck in any of fde revisions.

The numbers have been assigned with gaps to allow addition of new colors. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Revision A issued in January counted colors. Federal Standard C was published January 16, This article needs additional citations for verification.

Please note that the digital color samples shown on this page offer approximations of the requested colors. Any names given below are generic.

No previous colors were removed. Color calibration is to be accomplished via approved reference color chip. The first figure can be 1,2 or 3 and indicates the level of sheen: The colours depicted on the chart are for guidance only. In contrast, modern color systems such as the Natural Color System NCS are built upon a color space paradigm, providing for much more flexibility and wider range of applications. The displayed colour will depend on your monitor and browser and pearl or metallic colours cannot be shown adequately.

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

The first figure can be 1,2 or 3 and indicates the level of sheen:. Thirty-nine new colors were added for a total of colors. Note, the colors on computer screens can vary substantially based on your monitor and your computer. The remaining figures third to fifth combined into a number indicate the intensity.

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This can lead to considerable confusion when a color is called out by contract. On July 31, C Change Order 1 was published, changing the numbers of eight of colors added in revision C.

The color standard is managed by the SAE. Light Campers Ghost Gray. Fandecks are to be used for the purpose of general color representation only. Dark Compass Ghost Gray. Many prime contractors, such as L3, require the Federal Standard paint chips used for inspection purposes be replaced every two years.

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Color space Standards of the United States. The standard is built upon a ffed of color shades where a unique reference number is assigned to each color.

Views Read Edit View history. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Each color in the Federal Standard range is identified by a five-digit code.