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Federal Standard 595 Colors

View Fed Std 595 color swatches below. [NOTE: We are not shipping color chips until September 27th]


Authentic Federal Standard 595 Color Chips - Individual Chips
Authentic Federal Standard 595 Color Chips - Individual Chips
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Price: $49.95

A single 3" x 5" color chip for use in color matching to the Fed Std 595C spec. Chip includes a Certificate of Conformity. 10% discount for 2-5 chips, 15% discount for 6 or more.

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Authentic Federal Standard 595 Color Chips - Full Set
Authentic Federal Standard 595 Color Chips - Full Set
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Price: $4,995.00

A full set of 650 color chips, 3" x 5", for use in color matching to the Fed Std 595C spec. Set includes a Certificate of Conformity.

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Federal Standard 595 Colors

Our Products by Fed Std 595 Color Code

All 650 colors from Fed Std 595C are listed below. Though we are primarily a coatings (paint and primer) manufacturer, we also sell individual color chips and full sets.

Gloss

Swatch* Code Description Family Color Chip MSC product

10032 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10045 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10049 Maroon 81352, ANA 510 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10055 DoT Highway Brown Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10059 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10070 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10075 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10076 Coast Guard Deck Red, Metallic Red-Brown Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10080 Seal Brown, NASA Safety Brown (piping and valve marking) Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10091 Dark Oak Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10115 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10219 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10233 Cocoa Brown, National Parks Service Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10260 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10266 Middlestone Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10324 Tan (piping and valve marking) Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

10371 Buff, TT-E-489, Spar (US Coast Guard) buff (piping and valve marking) Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

11086 DoT Highway Red Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

11105 OSHA Safety Red/ DoT (piping and valve marking) Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

11120 OSHA Safety Red Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

11136 Insignia Red, Carmine Red Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

11140 OSHA Safety Red Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

11302 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

11310 Post Office Red Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

11328 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

11350 Coast Guard Buoy Red Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

11400 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

11630 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

11670 Peach Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

12160 Orange-Brown Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

12197 International Orange, ANA 508 (Aviation Orange) Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

12199 Coast Guard Red #40 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

12215 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

12243 DoT Highway Orange Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

12246 OSHA Safety Orange Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

12250 Coast Guard Orange Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

12300 OSHA Safety Orange Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

12473 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

12648 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13275 Post Office Yellow Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13415 School Bus Yellow Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13432 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13507 DoT Highway Yellow Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13522 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13523 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13531 Beige Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13538 DoT Highway Yellow, ANA 506 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13578 Warm Gray Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13591 OSHA Safety Yellow Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13594 Aircraft Cream, ANA 507 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13596 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13613 Buff Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13618 Post Office Cream Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13637 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13655 OSHA Safety Yellow, ANA 505 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13670 Yellow-Green Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13690 Park Service Cream Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13695 Ivory, Forest Service Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13711 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13740 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

13814 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14036 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14050 Army Green, NATO Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14052 Marine Green #23 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14056 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14062 Deep Green (piping and valve marking) Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14064 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14066 DoT Highway Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14077 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14079 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14081 Sikorsky Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14084 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14090 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14097 Dark Green (34097 replacement of DOD-E-18214, Formula 19) Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14109 DoT Highway Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14110 NASA Safety Medium Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14115 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14120 OSHA Safety Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14151 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14158 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14159 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14187 Oxygen Tank green, ANA 503 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14193 Coast Guard Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14223 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14241 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14255 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14257 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14260 OSHA Safety Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14272 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14277 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14325 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14449 Light green (piping and valve marking) Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14491 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14516 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14533 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14664 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

14672 Army Admin Vehicles Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15042 Sea Blue, Teal Blue, ANA 623 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15044 Dark Blue, Insignia Blue, ANA 502 (piping and valve marking) Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15045 Strata Blue, Air Force Blue, ANA 516 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15048 Post Office Dark Blue (insignia blue) Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15050 Post Office Box Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15052 Post Office Medium Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15055 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15056 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15065 DoT Highway Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15080 Handicap Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15090 DoT Highway Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15092 OSHA Safety Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15095 Post Office Light Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15102 OSHA Safety Blue, ANA 501 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15107 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15109 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15123 Bright Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15125 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15177 Clear Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15180 Blue, 85285 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15182 Coast Guard Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15187 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15193 Light Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15200 Light blue (piping and valve marking) Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15450 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

15526 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16076 Coast Guard Deck Gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16081 Dark Gray, ANA 513 (piping and valve marking) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16099 Coast Guard Blue Gray (Deck Gray) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16160 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16165 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16187 Mechanic Gray Navy Standard (piping and valve marking) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16250 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16251 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16293 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16307 Machinery Gray (Gray #30, Bulkhead gray) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16314 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16329 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16350 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16357 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16360 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16376 Gray (piping and valve marking) Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16405 Parchment Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16440 Light Gray 85285, 81352 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16473 Aircraft Gray, NASA, ANA 512 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16480 Canada 501-109 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16492 Dawn Gray (Gray #49, Gull or pearl gray) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16515 Boeing Gray 707 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

16555 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17038 OSHA Black, ANA 515, 622 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17043 Gold (piping and valve marking) Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17100 Dark purple (piping and valve marking) Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17142 OSHA Safety Purple Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17155 OSHA Safety Purple Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17178 Silver/Aluminum International Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17773 Blue White Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17778 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17855 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17860 Coast Guard White Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17865 Hawker Beechcraft White 17865 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17875 Insignia White, ANA 511 (Insignia white 17875 matches color of MIL-E-1115, formula 30) Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17877 Coast Guard White Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17886 Bone White (piping and valve marking) Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

17925 Untinted White Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

Semigloss

Swatch* Code Description Family Color Chip MSC product

20040 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20045 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20059 Forest Service Sign Standard Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20061 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20062 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20065 Brown 356 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20068 Madeira 1957 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20090 Highland 480 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20095 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20100 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20109 F.S. Seminal Brown (20109 for replacement of DOD-E-18210, Formula 23) Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20117 Brown Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20122 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20140 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20150 Coyote 476/498 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20152 Red Brown Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24441/26B and /35B, Formula 156, MIL-PRF-24635

20155 Light Brown 493 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20170 Olive Mohave Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20180 Tan 499 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20206 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20219 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20220 Light Coyote 481 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20227 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20233 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20252 Rose Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20260 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20266 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20270 Urban Tan 478 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20313 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20318 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20372 Tan Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20400 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20450 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20460 Mushroom Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

20475 Saudi Color #11, SANG Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

21105 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

21136 Red (insignia red) Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

21158 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

21302 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

21310 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

21400 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

21433 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

21575 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

21643 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

21667 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

21668 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

21670 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

22144 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

22190 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

22203 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

22246 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

22276 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

22356 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

22473 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

22510 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

22516 Light Orange Brown Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

22519 Rosewood Orange Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24607, MIL-PRF-24635

22544 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

22563 Beachwood (Beach sand) Orange Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24607, MIL-PRF-24635

22630 Buff Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

22648 Buff Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23275 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23420 Khaki 475 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23430 Khaki P1 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23435 Light Khaki 494 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23448 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23522 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23525 Desert Sand 500/503 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23530 Light Tan 479 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23531 Light Mushroom Navy Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23538 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23540 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23564 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23578 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23594 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23613 Buff Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23617 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23619 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23640 Yellow 13655 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23655 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23685 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23690 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23695 Forest Service Sign Yellow Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24441/28B and /37B, Formula 158, MIL-PRF-24635

23697 Sunglow (sun glow) Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24607, MIL-PRF-24635

23711 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23717 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23722 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23727 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23785 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23793 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

23814 Chartreuse (piping and valve marking) Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24052 Marine Green #23 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24064 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24070 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24079 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24084 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24091 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24097 Dark Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24098 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24108 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24111 Dark Green 355 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24112 Green 474 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24119 Marine OD Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24148 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24158 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24159 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24165 Foliage Green 502/504 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24172 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24190 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24201 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24210 Light Green 354 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24226 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24227 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24233 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24241 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24260 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24272 MIL-P-24441 Primer Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24277 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24300 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24325 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24373 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24410 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24417 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24424 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24432 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24441 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24449 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24466 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24491 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24504 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24516 Clipper Blue Green Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24607, MIL-PRF-24635

24518 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24525 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24533 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24552 Seafoam Green, Navy Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24554 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24558 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24583 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24585 Postal Green, Pastel Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24441/20B and 29B, Formula 150, MIL-DTL-24607, MIL-PRF-24635

24664 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24670 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

24672 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25042 Blue Sea, ANA 606 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25045 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25048 Blue (insignia blue) Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25049 Army Blue 450 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25051 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25052 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25053 Royal Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25056 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25060 Army Blue 451 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25095 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25102 Blue (light blue) Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25109 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25177 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25183 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25184 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25185 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25189 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25190 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25193 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25200 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25230 Electrical Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25237 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25240 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25299 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25352 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25414 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25440 Admiral Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25488 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25526 Pastel Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24607, MIL-PRF-24635

25530 Carl Vinson Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25550 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25622 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

25630 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26008 Exterior Deck Gray (Low solar absorbent Gray, replacement of DOD-E-699 formula 20) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26044 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26081 Sea Plane Gray, ANA 625 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26099 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26118 Gray #11 (36118 for replacement of MIL-DTL-700, Formula 20L) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26120 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26122 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26132 Slate Gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26134 Gray, Filing Cabinet Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26152 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26173 Ocean Gray, NAVSEA (Low solar absorbent gray #17, ocean gray, color 26173) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26176 Ocean Gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26187 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26231 Gray #23 (36231 replacement of MIL-MIL-DTL-700, Formula 20L) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26250 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26251 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26255 Dark Gray 509 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26260 Urban Gray 501/505 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26270 Interior Haze Gray (Low solar absorbent gray #27, haze gray for Navy semigloss requirements) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24441/21B and /30B, Formula 151, MIL-PRF-24635

26280 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26290 Gray 26270 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26293 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26295 Gray 510 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26306 Sand Gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26307 Bulkhead Machinery Gray #30 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24607, MIL-PRF-24635

26314 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26329 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26357 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26360 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26373 Light Gray #37 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26380 Medium Gray 508 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26400 Yellow Gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26405 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26408 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24607, MIL-PRF-24635

26420 DLA Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26424 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26440 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26480 Canada 501-109 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26492 Gray #49 (Gull or pearl gray) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26493 Pearl Gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24607, MIL-PRF-24635

26496 Green Gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24607, MIL-PRF-24635

26521 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26555 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26559 Parchment Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26586 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26595 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26622 No. 50 gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

26630 Light Gray 507 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24441/27B and /36B, Formula 157, MIL-PRF-24635

27038 ANA 514 (semi-gloss black, for replacement of DOD-E-698 formula 24, piping and valve marking) Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27040 Filing Cabinet Black Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27041 Black Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27043 Gold Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27142 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27144 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27160 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27722 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27769 Parchment Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27778 Candlelight Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27780 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27855 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27875 ANA 636, White Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27880 Soft white Misc Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24607, MIL-PRF-24635

27885 White 506 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

27886 White (bone white, piping and valve marking) Misc Color
Chip
MIL-DTL-24441/22B and /31B, Formula 152, MIL-PRF-24635

27925 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

28913 Fluorescent Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

28915 Fluorescent Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

Low gloss (Flat or Lustreless)

Swatch* Code Description Family Color Chip MSC product

30040 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30045 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30051 Brown 383 Camo Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30059 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30097 Earth Brown CAMO Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30099 Earth Brown Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30108 Walnut Brown Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30109 Dull Red, ANA 618 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30111 Maroon Olympic Russet, Park Service Brown Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30117 Brown International Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30118 Field Drab Camo, ANA 617 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30140 Brown International Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30145 Butternut Stain Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30160 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30166 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30206 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30215 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30219 Sierra Tan, ANA 628 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30227 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30233 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30252 Rust Red Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30257 Earth Yellow Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30266 Tan, ANA 615 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30277 Sand Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30279 Desert Sand, ANA 616 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30313 Desert Sand Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30315 Desert Sand CAMO Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30318 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30324 Desert Sand Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30372 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30450 Beige Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30475 Saudi Color #11, (SANG) Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

30480 Brown Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31090 Earth Red CAMO Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31136 Red International, CARC Aircraft Red, ANA 619 (insignia red) Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31158 Light Red International Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31302 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31310 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31350 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31400 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31433 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31575 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31638 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31643 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31667 Tan Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31668 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31669 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

31670 Red Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

32169 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

32246 Navy Torpedo Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

32276 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

32356 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

32473 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

32516 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

32540 Navair Flat Orange #1 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

32544 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

32555 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

32630 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

32648 Orange Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33070 Olive Drab CAMO Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33105 Field Drab CAMO Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33245 Yellow Drab CAMO Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33275 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33303 Sand Camo Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33434 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33440 Green Gold Stain Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33446 Tan 686A Camo Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33448 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33481 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33510 Dark Sandstone Camo Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33522 Tan Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33531 Sand Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33538 Yellow International, Traffic Yellow, ANA 614 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33564 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33578 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33613 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33617 Sand, TT-P-47 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33637 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33655 Yellow Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33685 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33690 Very Light Sand Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33695 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33696 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33711 Tan Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33717 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33722 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33727 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33793 Yellow Yellow Color
Chip
TT-P-645, MIL-PRF-24635

33798 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

33814 Yellow Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34031 Aircraft Green Camo Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34052 Marine Green #23 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34058 Dark Blue Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34064 Olive Drab 85285 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34079 Army Forest Green, ANA 631 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34082 Dark Green Camo Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34083 Air Force Forest Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34084 Dark Green Camo Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34086 Army Forest Green Camo Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34087 CANCELLED Green

34088 Olive Drab CARC Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34089 Light Green CAMO Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34090 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34092 Gunship Green, ANA 612 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34094 Green 383 Camo Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34095 Field Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34096 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34097 Field Green ANA 627, Dark green (34097 replacement of DOD-E-18214, Formula 19) Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34098 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34102 Dark Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34108 Dark Green International, Navy Torpedo Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34127 Light Green CAMO Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34128 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34129 Navair Flat Green #2 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34130 Munsell Color 10Y3/3 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34138 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34148 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34151 Interior Green TT-P-1757, ANA 611 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34158 Blue Drab Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34159 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34160 Foliage Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34170 Navair Flat Green #1 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34201 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34226 NASA Primer Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34227 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34230 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34233 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34241 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34258 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34259 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34272 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34277 Sea Mist Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34300 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34325 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34350 Forest Service Green Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34373 Sagebrush Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34410 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34414 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34424 ANA 610 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34432 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34441 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34449 Light Green International Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34491 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34504 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34516 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34518 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34524 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34533 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34540 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34552 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34554 Public Building Standard Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34558 Light Green International Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34583 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34666 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34670 Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

34672 Pastel Blue Green Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35042 Sea Blue, ANA 607 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35044 Aircraft Insignia Blue, ANA 605 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35045 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35048 Blue (insignia blue) Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35052 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35056 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35095 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35109 Light Blue International Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35164 Navy Blue 212, ANA 608 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35177 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35180 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35183 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35189 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35190 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35193 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35231 ANA 609 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35237 Blue Gray Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35240 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35250 UN Flag Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35260 Forest Service Blue Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35275 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35299 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35352 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35414 Blue Green Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35450 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35466 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35488 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35526 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35550 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35622 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

35630 Blue Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36076 Navy Gray #2, Dark Gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36081 Deep Gray, F-4 Aircraft Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36099 Dark Blue Gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36118 Gunship Gray, ANA 603, Gray #11 (36118 for replacement of MIL-DTL-700, Formula 20L) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36134 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36152 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36170 Camouflage Gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36173 Ocean Gray, NAVSEA, Low solar absorbent gray #17 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36176 Ocean Gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36231 Gray International, Aircraft Gray #23, ANA 621, (36231 replacement of MIL-MIL-DTL-700, Formula 20L) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36251 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36270 Haze Gray, Low solar absorbent gray #27 (also with anti-stain properties) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36280 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36293 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36300 Aircraft Gray Camo Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36306 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36307 Bulkhead Gray, Gray #30 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36314 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36320 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36357 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36373 Low solar absorbent gray #37 (Light gray, color#26373) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36375 Medium Gray Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36405 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36415 Beige Gray Stain Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36424 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36440 Light Gray 81352, ANA 602, 620 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36463 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36473 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36480 Canada 501-109 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36492 Gray #49 (Gull or pearl gray) Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36495 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36521 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36555 Beige Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36559 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36586 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36595 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36622 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36628 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36642 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

36650 Gray Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37030 Black Camo Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37031 Interior Aircraft Black Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37038 Black International, Navy #3 Black, ANA 604 (replaces DOD-P-15146 Formula 104, piping and valve marking) Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37056 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37100 Interior Aircraft Black Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37142 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37144 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37150 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37200 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37722 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37769 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37778 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37855 Eggshell, Ivory Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37875 White, International, Aircraft White, Insignia White, ANA 601 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37886 White (bone white, piping and valve marking) Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

37925 Misc Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

38901 Fluorescent Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

38903 Fluorescent Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

38905 Fluorescent Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

38907 Fluorescent Color
Chip
MIL-PRF-24635

A note on colors on a computer

Colors shown on this page and throughout this site are an approximation. Monitors vary tremendously. Please refer to government approved color chips to determine exact color appearance.

Overview of Federal Standard 595

Federal Standard 595 (aka, Fed Std 595) describes colors used by the United States government for procurement. Originally created during World War II to standardize colors for military products, the standard is widely used throughout the government and beyond. (As of January 16, 2008, the revised standard is now 595C, with some additional revisions in Change Notice 1 on July 31, 2008.)

There are 650 color codes in the standard. While the codes sometimes have written descriptions, the standard is the collection of physical color chips available in physical form.

Each code is 5 digits. The first digit is 1, 2, or 3, and describes the gloss level. The second digit is 0-8, describes the predominate color grouping (it's aritrary). The last three digits represent the "approximate order of increasing reflectance," where no reflectance is black.

Some colors may be in the standard at more than one gloss level (e.g., 17038 gloss black, 27038 semigloss black, and 37038 flat black), but it's not consistent or required.

MilSpecCoating and Fed Std 595

We manufacture and sell different mil-spec coatings. Each specification has different color requirements and tolerances.

MIL-DTL-24441 details which color chip number (all semigloss) to use in some -- but not all -- formulas in the specification. For example, Formula 150, Type III says: "Use FED-STD-595 color chip number 24272. Color shall approximately match the color chip."

MIL-DTL-24607 defines 11 Fed Std 595 color codes in the specification, all semigloss. For example, "Classification. Enamel covered by this specification is chlorinated alkyd resin enamel furnished in the following colors as specified...Beach Sand, FED-STD-595 color number 22563".

MIL-PRF-24635 includes 72 Fed Std 595 color codes in the specification, but also allows the purchaser to request any Fed Std 595 color code. (This spec is the most rigorous on color matching of any coating we manufacture.)

Federal Standard 595B - Colors Used In Government Procurement

As noted above, the current revision is C, dated January 16, 2008, with a Change Notice 1 published on July 31, 2008. However, for the coatings we manufacture, the update didn't change anything of note.

FED-STD-595B December 15, 1989
SUPERSEDING FED-STD-595A January 2, 1968

FEDERAL STANDARD No. 595B
COLORS USED IN GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT

Authority. This standard is issued pursuant to the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, and its application to the purchase of commodities referred to herein is mandatory on all Federal agencies.

S1. Scope. This standard presents the colors used by Government Activities in a format suitable for color selection, color matching and for quality control inspection. This document describes the designation and use of the color chips of this standard. For reference purposes, each color is reproduced herein as a 1/2 by 1 inch sample. The standard color chips are also available in the following formats:

  1. Specification -- This specification supplied in loose leaf 8-1/2x11 paper with 1/2x1" color samples. Suitable for color identification and selection.
  2. Fan Deck -- Suitable for color identification and selection.
  3. Sets of color chips -- A set containing one 3 x 5 inch color chip each in its protective envelope -- suitable for color matching and quality control inspection purposes.

S2. Applicable Documents.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards:

D 523 -- Specular Gloss.
D 1729 -- Visual Evaluation of Color Differences of Opaque Materials.
D 2244 -- Calculation of Color Differences from instrumentally measured color coordinates.
E 308 -- Spectrophotometry and Description of Color in CIE 1931 System.

(Copies may be obtained from the American Society for Testing and Materials, 1916 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.)

S3. Color Identification and Reference.

S3.1 Color Identification. Each color is identified by a five-digit code. Colors in this standard are not to be referenced without giving the five-digit code, otherwise the reference is ambiguous.

S3.2 Numbering System.

S3.2.1 First Digit. The first digit of the color number indicates the color at a level or degree of gloss. The colors are divided only into three generalized finishes; gloss, semi-gloss and flat. For ease in judging the color matching (see also 3.3) the color number closest in gloss to that required should be specified. Specific levels of gloss, other than these standard levels must be separately specified in the procurement documents.

First Digit Finish
1 Gloss
2 Semi-Gloss
3 Flat or Lusterless

S3.2.2 Second Digit. The second digit of the color number indicates an arbitrarily selected color classification grouping.

Second Digit Predominate Color Grouping
0 Brown
1 Red
2 Orange
3 Yellow
4 Green
5 Blue
6 Gray
7 Miscellaneous (whites, blacks, etc.)
8 Fluorescent

S3.2.3 Last Three Digits. The last three digits of the color number are assigned in the approximate order of increasing reflectance.

S3.3 Color Matching.

S3.3.1 General. This standard covers color chips for color matching and control of items produced for Government use. Unless otherwise specified or designated by the contracting officer, color chips shall be the latest in effect by date of contract. Color matching by chromaticity coordinates or tristimulus values is not authorized for colors referenced in this standard.

S3.3.2 Metamerism. Colors that visually match in lights of certain spectral compositions but not in others are said to be metameric. The light source, condition of viewing and specular reflectance is critical to overcome metamerism and to determine correct matches. Therefore, light sources as specified in ASTM D 1729 shall be used for visual color matching.

S3.3.3 Color Matching Criteria. In specifying color, the procurement documents should state:

a. The FED-STD-595 color number;
b. The source (or sources) of illumination under which the color is to be matched; and
c. The method by which the color is to be matched; either:
(1) ASTM D 1729 -- Visual Evaluation of Color Differences of Opaque Materials -- state whether critical or general match; or,
(2) ASTM D 2244 -- Calculation of Color Differences from instrumentally measured color coordinates. -- State for CIEL1B color space the maximum color difference and the maximum hue difference tolerated. Name and address of organization supplying paint chip.

S3.4 Color Chip Authorized for Use.

S3.4.1 After the publication of this standard, only color chips marked FED-STD--595B shall be used.

S3.4.2 Color chips which are soiled, stained, faded, or otherwise damaged due to improper handling, storage or exposure to light or chemicals shall not be used.

S3.5 Care of color chips. All color chips will change with time and some will change more than others. Color change can be minimized by observing the following procedures.

a. Store the color chips in a cool, dark place;
b. Avoid exposure of the color chips to direct or scattered UV light or chemicals;
c. Minimize exposure of the color chips to light from any source;
d. Keep the color chips covered when not in use;
e. Do not touch the face of the color chips.

S4. Color Cross Reference. The following colors meet the special requirements for safety, highway and camouflage colors.

Safety Colors (OSHA) Highway Colors (DOT) Camouflage Colors
Red -- 11120 Brown -- 10055 Green 383 -- 34094
Red -- 11105 Red -- 11086 Brown 383 -- 30051
Red -- 11140 Red -- 11105 Black -- 37030
Orange -- 12300 Orange -- 12243 Tan 686 -- 33446
Orange -- 12246 Yellow -- 13507 Dark Green -- 34082
Yellow -- 13591 Yellow -- 13538 Field Drab -- 33105
Yellow -- 13655 Green -- 14066 Earth Yellow -- 33245
Green -- 14120 Green -- 14109 Sand -- 33303
Green -- 14260 Blue -- 15065 Aircraft Green -- 34031
Blue -- 15092 Blue -- 15090 Aircraft Gray -- 36300
Blue -- 15102 School Bus Yellow -- 13415 Dark Sandstone Interior -- 33510
Purple -- 17155 Interior Aircraft Black -- 37031
Purple -- 17142

International Orange -- 12197

Note: The chips for camouflage colors shall be used for general color matching purposes only. The specifications for camouflage coatings contain requirements for infrared reflectance which must be met in addition to color. The color cards (chips) for the camouflage colors will contain pigments chosen for their stability and compatibility with the color card coating and, therefore, have different infrared reflectance characteristics than those required for camouflage coatings. Merely matching the color chip for color will not be sufficient to assure product acceptance by the contracting activity. For further information, contact:

Commander, U.S. Army Belvoir RDE Center,
ATTN: STRBE-VO, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5606.

S5. Color Chip Reproduction. Color chips may not be reproduced without the authorization of General Services Administration. Reproduction of color chips from any source other than the master standard is not authorized. The General Services Administration must approve all color matches made when the color chips are reproduced.

S7. International standardization agreement. Several colors listed in this standard are the subject of international standardization agreement, MAS Army 440, 7 December 1987, NATO STANAG 2321, Edition 4. When there is a change, revision, or cancellation of this standard which will affect or violate the international agreement concerned, the preparing activity will take appropriate reconciliatory action through international standardization channels including departmental standardization offices, if required. The following colors are covered by the above agreement: silver/aluminum 17178, brown 30117 or 30140, red 31136, light red 31158, yellow 33538, light green 34558 or 34449, dark green 34108, light blue 35109, gray 36231, black 37038, violet 37100, and white 37875.