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What is Sheen?
The sheen is the level of gloss or shine. Sheen is important for a variety of reasons. If you are trying to develop a touch-up application, the gloss level is critical because if the touch-up paint sheen isn't the same as the part, then the touch up will stand out. At different angles, the touch up will look like a shiny or flat spot. In many ways, the sheen match is just as important as the color match.
Will my house paint color be exact?
Many customers are looking to use our color test jar or quart or gallons for touching up their walls because it would be an inexpensive solution. A couple of factors to understand: if you are repainting or painting for the first time, then our color matches will work great for your needs. Another factor: every time a color is reproduced, it is created in a batch process. This goes for the color chips themselves, the paint, the colorants, and the colors. They are all subject to some sort of variation. Learn more about color accuracy.
What is the Light Reflectance Value?
LRV, or Light Reflectance Value, measures the amount of visible light that is reflected off a paint color, or conversely, it represents the percentage of visible light that is absorbed by the color. We’ve all heard that white represents all colors and black represents no colors, and what this means is that pure white reflects all visible light and pure black absorbs all visible light. The light reflectance value is represented as a percentage with pure black being 0% and pure white being 100%. Find out why LRV is useful and how is it used by designers and building professionals
How are color collections arranged?
Finding related colors usually lives in the color numbering system. Paint companies often arrange colors by hue in ascending or descending order of lightness/chromacity. So you can mess around with the search functionality of MyPerfectColor to find what you need.
How do you find related colors?
We frequently get asked how to find related colors on MyPerfectColor. Usually, paint companies arrange related colors on sample color brochures and within color collections, but if you don't have one of the original brochures, how do you find related monochromatic colors? The clue for finding related colors usually resides in the color numbering system. often, paint companies will arrange colors by hue in ascending or descending order of lightness/chromacity. You can usually utilize the search functionality of MyPerfectColor to find what you need.
Is the color shown on the website accurate?
Color images displayed on the website show approximate color only and are not intended to show exact paint color. All colors made are matched to the original manufacturer's physical color swatch.
What is the difference between Pantone C and U?
Pantone colors often contain a color number or name followed by a "C" or "U". The "C" or "U" at the end of Pantone color numbers indicate whether a coated or uncoated paper stock is used for the printing process. While the C and U versions contain the same number, they should be treated as different colors as they often look very different. “C” colors tend to be more vibrant and richer while “U” colors tend to appear more muted. Read more about Pantone C and U differences.
What type of paint are the colors made with?
For residential paint (architectural paint), MyPerfectColor uses Kelly Moore paints to create or match any color imaginable. For Industrial paints including spray paint, touch-up bottles, and paint pens are made from proprietary ingredients and a wide variety of industrial pigments and inks. The spray paint and touch up paint is made with an acrylic enamel which is a fast-drying durable coating suitable for interior or exterior use.

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*MyPerfectColor uses Kelly Moore or proprietary paints to create or match any color imaginable. MyPerfectColor has matched the colors on this page based on the color specifications of the original. Select a color to see MyPerfectColor's duplication of the colors you desire. Please note that since the paint used to match this color is unique to MyPerfectColor, the finish of the paint may vary from the original. Please note that, other than Kelly Moore, RAL, and Pantone, MyPerfectColor is not offering the actual branded color or paint product for sale and has no affiliation with the color-referenced brands. MyPerfectColor reference to any trademark is for color comparison only. On-screen and printed color representations may vary from actual paint colors. The actual paint color will also vary depending on the specific paint product, application method, gloss level, film variance, surface substrate, age and light source. Please note on small batch size orders, the potential variation of colors is increased.