Color Standards | FED-STD-595C

FED-STD-595C, dated 16 January 2008, and all associated slash sheets, are hereby canceled. SAE AMS-STD-595, “Colors Used in Government Procurement,” supersedes FED-STD-595C. This document, and all new AMS-STD-595 color standard products such as fan decks and color chipsets, may be obtained from:

SAE International Customer Service
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale PA 15096

SAE AMS-STD-595, “Colors Used in Government Procurement,” was adopted on February 14, 2017, for use by the Department of Defense (DOD). Proposed changes to the standard by DoD activities must be submitted to the DoD Adopting Activity at Defense Standardization Program Office, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 5100, Fort Belvoir VA 22060. To request new colors be added, please send SAE the paint sample (on an acceptable substrate) to the contact below. SAE will take it to their paint manufacturer and have them read the new paint color to create a drawdown that exactly matches the sample sent. SAE will then send a proof for your acceptance and, once approved, will add the color and CIELAB data to their standard. The accepted proof would be appropriately stored and used as the standard for creating product in the future. Please see the AMS-STD-595 media material purchasing page to purchase chipsets, fandecks, or individual color chips.

SAE Contact Information
Logen Johnson, Aerospace Standards Engineer
1200 G Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

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Last Reviewed: 2023-04-11