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ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Colo(u)r Names


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Grâce à la standardisation ISCC-NBS, les chercheurs du NBS ont étudié les noms de couleurs utilisés au sein d'un certain nombre de nuanciers, et ont rapproché ces noms des centroïdes ISCC-NBS. En a résulté une table de 5411 noms que vous trouverez ci-dessous. Vous noterez que pour certains noms existent un grand nombre de centroïdes correspondants.

David Mundie established the original table. It contains several more errors and leaves out the sources, making double entries of the same color confusing to the reader. John C. Foster noticed that the original centroids were converted using Macintosh technology, leaving a pink bias. I ran the conversions through the Munsell conversion to RGB where possible. Some out of bounds colors were shifted to the edge of the RGB gamut. Mistakes mean that some guesses were also done. I have not yet seen the original Munsell codes for the 267 centroids.

Le numéro qui s'affiche au survol des échantillons de couleur correspond au centroïde associé.

The color order was mixed and contained duplicates. John Foster returned the color dictionary sources in these tables below, and the reason for the multiple numbered color sequences is now clear. He also found two color dictionary pages in the M-N section that were missing in the Mundie list.

Partial color names in brackets is a shorthand for two color names with the same characteristics used interchangeably:
bordeaux 15
bordeaux red 15
is in the dictionary as
bordeaux [red] 15

Entries for the same dictionary color from different sources will be combined here only if the color set is the same:
bois de rose(M) 19
bois de rose(TC) 19
results in
bois de rose(M,TC) 19

The Mundie entry was
bittersweet orange 51 35 50 37

bittersweet orange(M) 51
bittersweet orange(P) 35 50
bittersweet orange(R) 37
will remain here as three entries.

I previously noted differences from the Mundie list as "+" and "-" with names removed in parenthesis for clarity. Since this list has more colors and split sources, it was becoming confusing. These notations are being removed. This file will stand as-is as a comparison to the original Maerz and Paul Dictionary of Color. I have both the 1930 and 1950 editions, which contains only a very few corrections and has a 2 page supplement. Supplemental colors can be added easily if an existing color maps to the same plate/row/column. If not, I will pick a close centroid.

Gray and grey are the same color, but occasionally different in the dictionary as part of another name.

Double sets of parenthesis indicate first, government agency usage and second, the source.
{cross references will be shown in curly brackets.} The dictionary has instances of triple parenthesis where the first is an alternate color, shown here in [square brackets]. Ridgway color shades were originally numbers in parenthesis, but simply numbers following the color here.

Code Letter from Dictionary of Color Names (published 1955-1976) Source colors are assigned one of 267 centroids in the dictionary. Source Field
MMaerz and Paul, Dictionary of Color, 1st ed. (1930), 2nd ed. (1950) added Standard Color Cards for 1941 and colors from Home and Garden magazinegeneral
PPlochere Color Systeminterior decorating
RRidgway, Color Standards and Color Nomenclature (1912)biology, botany
TTaylor, Knoche & Granville, Descriptive Color Names Dictionarymass market
TCTextile Color Card Association [TCCA] (name changed to The Color Association of the United States [CAUS] December 1955), Standard Color Card of America and U.S. Army Color Card (Standard Color Reference of America, 1st edition May 1915, 10th edition by 2003)textile sales promotion
AAmerican Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists and Society of Dyers and Colouristsdyes
BColour Terms in Biology, H.A. Dadebiology
FFederal Specification TT-C-595, Colors; (for) Ready-Mixed Paints, see FS-595B (1994) The number listed is the second through fifth digits. The first digit (not listed here) indicates luster: 1=gloss, 2=satin, 3=mattepaint
HHorticultural Colour Charts, R. F. Wilsonhorticulture
MUPCommercial Standard CS147-47, Colors for Molded Urea Plasticsplastics
PSPCommercial Standard CS156-49, Colors for Polystyrene Plasticsplastics
RCNational Research Council, Rock-Color Chartrock colors
SPostage-Stamp Color Names, William H. Beckphilately
SCU.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Chartssoil colors
GHouse and Garden magazine, in Supplementary Index of Color names (Dictionary of Color, 2nd edition, 1950) 


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Code Branch of U.S. Government using the color name
AgrDepartment of Agriculture
ANArmy-Navy (See Army-Navy Aircraft Standard Colors and Army-Navy Aircraft Camouflage Standard Colors)
BuOrdBureau of Ordnance, Navy Department
CAACivil Aeronautics Administration, Department of Commerce
EngU.S. Engineers, U.S. Army
FSForest Service, Department of Agriculture
MCU.S. Marine Corps, Navy Department
MAMaritime Administration, Department of Commerce
NNavy Department
PCThe Panama Canal
POPost Office Department
PBSPublic Buildings Service, General Services Administration
PRBureau of Public Roads, Department of Commerce
QMQuartermaster Corps, U.S. Army
SCSSoil Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture
TCTransportation Corps, U.S. Army
USAU.S. Army (See Supplement to U.S. Army Specification, 3-1, 1943; also U.S. Army Color Card published by the Textile Color Card Association)
Y&DBureau of Yards and Docks, Navy Department


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Code Letter from Dictionary of Color Names (published 1955-1976) Source colors are assigned one of 267 centroids in the dictionary. Retsof Mother of all Color Charts code mapped to 267 colors Retsof Mother of all Color Charts code from Maerz and Paul color plate Source Field
MCM-MP Maerz and Paul, Dictionary of Color, 1st ed. (1930), 2nd ed. (1950) added Standard Color Cards for 1941 and colors from Home and Garden magazinegeneral
MPAsource (A) in Maerz and Paulanimal dye
MPBsource (B) in Maerz and PaulBritish ready-mixed Paint
MPCsource (C) in Maerz and Paulceramics
MPFsource (F) in Maerz and PaulFunk & Wagnalls' New Standard Dictionary
MPGsource (G) in Maerz and Paul, 2nd ed.House and Garden Magazine
MPMsource (M) in Maerz and PaulAmerican ready-mixed paint
MPOsource (O) in Maerz and PaulOberthür & Dauthenay's "Repertoire de Coleurs," (1905)
MPPsource (P) in Maerz and Paulpgiment used by artists and structural painters
MPTsource (T) in Maerz and Paultextile industry
MPVsource (V) in Maerz and Paulvegetable dye
PCM-PLO Plochere Color Systeminterior decorating
RCM-RIMP-RIsource (R) in Maerz and Paul; Ridgway, Color Standards and Color Nomenclature (1912)biology, botany
  MPO-RIsource (R 1905) in Maerz and Paul; Oberthür color adopted by Ridgway 
TCM-TKC Taylor, Knoche & Granville, Descriptive Color Names Dictionarymass market
TCCM-TC Textile Color Card Association [TCCA] (name changed to The Color Association of the United States [CAUS] December 1955), Standard Color Card of America and U.S. Army Color Card (Standard Color Reference of America, 1st edition May 1915, 10th edition by 2003)textile sales promotion
ACM-A American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists and Society of Dyers and Colouristsdyes
BCM-BIO Colour Terminology in Biology, H.A. Dadebiology
FCM-FS Federal Specification TT-C-595, Colors; (for) Ready-Mixed Paints, see FS-595B (1994)paint
HCM-HO Horticultural Colour Charts, R. F. Wilsonhorticulture
MUPCM-MUP Commercial Standard CS147-47, Colors for Molded Urea Plasticsplastics
PSPCM-PSP Commercial Standard CS156-49, Colors for Polystyrene Plasticsplastics
RCCM-NRC National Research Council, Rock-Color Chartrock colors
SCM-SB Postage-Stamp Color Names, William H. Beckphilately
SCCM-SC U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Chartssoil colors


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