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The Standard Color Reference of America was issued in 1915 for the purpose of simplifying color work by standardizing color for the U.S.  The card offers a palette for color choice and at the same time helps to facilitate the selection of colors.  Primarily directed to the textile, fashion and environmental industries.  It can be effectively used by everyone who has the responsibility for  matching and combining colors.

The Standard Color Reference of America

  • This book contains 16 pages of 12 colors each in the 10th Edition.  Each page offers a series of harmonious color combinations whether by color pairing or by groups.  The Standard Color reference is  supplemented by a special U.S. Army Color Card showing, in silk ribbon form, the key shades of the U.S. Armed Forces, which are approved and accepted by the Quartermaster General. 


    Book size: 6” x 10.5” x 2”

    Sample size: 1” x 1.5”

    Sample material: silk

    Number of colors: 192 

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