Custom color matching is an involved and pricey process of trial and error. We recommend exhausting all possible existing color samples from our different suppliers before deciding to try color matching.
To find out more about our custom color mixing policy, contact us for more details.
Before asking for a custom color, we would recommend trying to just find a match from existing samples. An RAL color chart is the first place to look, because this is the universal color code for powder coating. one client wanted a powder coat that would match a touch up paint they already had – we painted a panel with the paint and after it dried we matched it up against all the yellow swatches we had in stock and sure enough we found one that was so close you wouldn’t be able to tell they weren’t the exact same color.
It’s hit or miss to pick a color off a screen, so we always try to make sure you pick your final color based on a physical sample. We have swatches from our suppliers, or we can make a sample here in the warehouse.
Sometimes it’s not so easy, and we end up having to order all sorts of sampled to find the right match. One customer needed a very particular shade of pink. When none of our suppliers had a color that matched, we worked our way to the right shade by mixing the two closest colors through trial and error.
The challenge, though, is that powders aren’t like paint. The colors don’t fully blend, and if you look at the finish very closely, you’ll see the different little spots of the two colors, like little speckles and grains in the finish. In these custom colors, you can see that we used a pinkish red and a light cream – you can see the white speckles standing out against the red.