Chart includes Light Reflectance Values (LRV) for every color to calculate contrast between text and background according to guidelines provided by the ADAAG
Best Signs uses MatthewsTM Paints for all of its ADA Interior and Exterior Signage. Matthews is widely recognized as the leading paint provider to the signage industry for its’ quality, stability and low impact on the environment. Using Matthews paints and color systems, Best can accurately match any PMS or custom color.
ADA 703.5.1 states: “Characters shall contrast with their background with either light characters on a dark background or dark characters on a light background.” Signs are more legible for persons with low vision when characters contrast as much as possible with their background. Best Signs recommends contrast greater than 70%. Best Signs Color Contrast Chart shows color contrast for our standard paint colors when the copy color is black or white. For contrast of copy colors other than black or white please use our contrast calculator below.
Best Signs is a US manufacturer of proven architectural signage products that have been consistently specified by architects for more than 40 years. The organization offers an innovative and flexible portfolio of products and processes to create completely customized solutions and provides best-in-class, fast and reliable service to sign solution providers in all 50 states.
The company was founded in 1924 and is located in Montrose, Colorado.
1202 N. Park Avenue Montrose, CO 81401-3171
Tel. 970-249-BEST (2378)
Tel. 800-235-BEST (2378)
J & M Sign &
1250 Simms St #105 Lakewood CO 80401