The British Colour Council (BCC) was an industry standards organisation, active from the 1930s to the 1950s, which produced indexes of named colours for use by government, industry, academia, and horticulture.
The existence of the more modern British Standards Institute may have lead to the BCC system falling into disuse in more recent times. The BCC Colour Standard was an early attempt to systematically pair off a given shade of colour with a given name and allot a number to it. This should have led to a foolproof system of colour names and descriptions. However, various academic institutions did not adhere to the definitions within the system and various errors, allowing organized chaos to occur in what was previously an orderly system. Now the BCC Colour Standard is very difficult to obtain and has fallen out of favour in preference to the BSI, Pantone and the Australian Colour Standards.
The actual colour name used is as given within the BCC Colour Dictionary, second edition 1951
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