How to obtain the Principality of Monaco colour palette
Direction de la Prospective, de l'Urbanisme et de la Mobilité
23, Avenue Albert II
MC 98013 - MONACO Cedex
Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility :
(+377) 98 98 22 99
Fax : (+377) 98 98 88 02
Opening Hours : from 08h30 to 12h00 and from 13h30 to 17h30 from Monday to Friday
In a bid to harmonise the colours of the various architectural elements of building façades in the Principality, the Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility (DPUM) is making available, to anyone who wishes to carry out restoration or construction work a colour palette, to adhere to.
The general palette for façades offers 36 colours which are in keeping with the area’s urban and architectural development. For contemporary architecture and future heritage sites, 24 colours have been retained. Potential users are also offered suggestions on the best combinations of colours for façades and door and window frames.
The colour palette is presented as a colour chart comprising more than 150 shades, from saturated hues to halftones. It is a decision-making tool for building owners, architects and all those involved in selecting the colour of a building.
The choice of colour for façades, window frames, foundations, undersides of balconies and verandas, windows and openings, shutters and Persian blinds, doors and entrances, wrought-iron work and balconies, and commercial frontages and awnings, must be submitted to the DPUM for approval.
Only those shades which appear in the Principality’s colour chart will be allowed.
You may, if you wish, approach the DPUM to assist you in making your choice.
Advise on using the colour palette
The DPUM is pleased to offer a downloadable training tool to help you with restoration, renovation or modifications to a commercial frontage (click here to download Conseils d'application de la palette de couleurs de la Principauté de Monaco ).
This tool can also be obtained from the DPUM’s offices.
Obtaining the complete colour chart from the DPUM’s offices
The colour chart is sold for €200, and can be obtained directly from the DPUM during opening hours.
You can pay in cash or by cheque made payable to the Public Treasury
You will be issued with a receipt confirming your payment.
Obtaining and completing the form
To get this form you can either:
- Download it here: Bon de commande nuancier des couleurs de la Principauté (393-0007_02-2013) (393-0007_02-2013)
- Collect it from the DPUM offices
Sending off the form
The duly completed form must be sent, with one means of payment, to the he Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility.