BS 5252 Framework for colour co-ordination for building purposes

BS 5252:1976

Framework for colour co-ordination for building purposes

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : June 1976



BS 5252:1976 Framework for colour co-ordination for building purposes

BS 5252 is the British Standard that establishes a framework within which 237 colours have been selected as the source for all building colour standards and the means of co ordinating them.

A colour is only standardized when it is included in another British Standard, such as those that have been derived for paints (BS 4800), vitreous enamel (BS 4900), plastics (BS 4901) and sheet and tile flooring (BS 4902). Such standards contain only a proportion of the total colours in this British Standard, selected to meet design requirements within relevant technical and economic constraints.

The aim of this standard is to provide a basis for implementing the aims of colour co ordination in the building industry, which are:

- to bring the colours of building materials and finishes into a systematic relationship;

- to combine economy in the number of colours used with sufficient flexibility for meeting design and technical requirements.

History and related standards

This British Standard includes the following cross references:

BS 950, BS 4903, BS 4904, BS 5252F, PD 6491.

Standard NumberBS 5252:1976
TitleFramework for colour co-ordination for building purposes
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 June 1976
Confirm Date01 May 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Amended ByAMD 5711
DescriptorsConstruction materials, Industries, Coordination, Architectural design, Buildings, Designations, Colour, Colorimetric characteristics
Title in FrenchCanevas pour la coordination des couleurs dans le bâtiment
Title in GermanRaster fuer Farbkoordinierung fuer Bauzwecke
ISBN0 580 08771 9
File Size1.024 MB

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