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Custom Color Matching Services

Color Matching Service with Spectrophotometer by MyPerfectColor

MyPerfectColor specializes in exact match paint color solutions. We have matched thousands of colors for our customers who range from homeowners all the way up to some of the world’s leading brands like Boeing, Tiffany & Co., Kohler, and the US Navy.

We have a database of over 250,000 colors that have been previously matched, but for those customers who have a unique product, color or material that they need to be converted into the perfect paint color (or who need a sheen/finish matched on a known color), we also offer a variety of Custom Color Matching Services.

In these cases, we will often need you to send us a sample (either a part, chip or other object). Once received, our expert team will match the color and finish of your product to your specifications, and mix and ship the perfectly matched paint directly to you.


The Cost of Quality Color Matching

Custom Color Matching incurs a one-time fee. Once your color is in our database, that color will have its own dedicated web page where you can reorder at any time without sending samples or repaying the matching fee. This fee generally ranges from $75 to $175, but some specialty match situations can cost $400 or more. Note that we generally waive Matching Fees when paint purchases exceed 128 units.


Here’s how we determine the amount of effort required to make your perfect color:

Free Residential and Artist Acrylics Touch Up Specialty Matches
Chose any existing color from our 250,000+ color database, including reorders.1 For matching colors to use with home use water-based paints, or acrylics for use in art. For touch up applications where precision is critical or when acrylic enamel paint is required. When matching unusual colors like metallics, fluorescents, pearlescents, dyes and stains.2

MyPerfectColor matches paint colors from major paint companies and color standards such as Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Behr Pantone, RAL, Federal Standards, and others.

The available sheens will be based on the standard sheens available in the paint type you would like.

MyPerfectColor will match a paint chip, fabric, tile, or other material that you have supplied, and create that color in one of our Interior or Exterior House Paints in any of the available sheens.

We can recommend the sheen that most closely matches your sample or make the paint in the sheen you prefer.

Our expert team will match the color and finish of your product, equipment or fixtures to your specifications, and provide this perfectly matched paint in whatever type of paint you need, and in whatever size you need.

Some finishes are extraordinarily difficult to match and require extra time and more expensive materials.

Our Specialty Matching Service incorporates the same level of expertise as in our Touch Up Grade Service and includes metallics, fluorescents, pearlescents, dyes and stains.

Free $75 $175 $200-$400+3


For more information on what drives the cost of matching samples, please see the section below.


Submitting your Sample

The best way to get the process started is by submitting a request using the form below. Once your request is received, we will add your request to our queue of expected deliveries. This will help us respond more quickly once your part or sample arrives.


After completing the form above, please send your part or color sample to us at:

  • MyPerfectColor
    Attn: Color Lab
    65 Brown Ave
    Springfield, NJ 07081


Please include the following information (For easy reference, please complete this Custom Color Matching Request PDF and include it in your shipment)

  • How to reach you: Be sure to include your contact information or business card, including your phone number and/or email, and when the best times to call
  • A way to identify your samples: The name or number you would like to assign to the color (especially important if you are sending more than one), as well as which side of the object we need to match.4
  • Information about the type of product you need: Pens, bottles, spray, wall paint, and so on.

Upon receiving your sample, one of our Custom Color Matching experts will call to help set up your order.

Once set up, our turn-around time is very fast. The time required for the initial match depends on match difficulty but most matches are completed within 1-3 days, and once a successful match is formulated subsequent orders are typically fulfilled in 1-2 days.


Cost Drivers in Perfect Color Matching

MyPerfectColor starts with a clear base, free from fillers and other ingredients paint manufacturers commonly load into their products to claim one coat coverage, but which get in the way of matching colors. While these fillers are fine for making more muted colors common in homes, they fall way short for matching brighter, higher chromaticity colors required for brand, logo and product colors.

We use over 100 colorants, pigments and dyes, many of which we crafted specifically for our own needs. Home Depot, Lowes, and your local paint store are designed to make colors for residential use, which requires much less variation. They typically have 10-13 colorants available for all their tinting needs.

We use state-of-the-art spectrophotometers, proprietary matching software, gloss meters, light boxes and expertly trained and experienced eyes. We even require a color vision test as part of our hiring process!


  1. We are matching the samples we have in our color books which may vary from paint made from a different source. The actual paint color may vary depending on the specific paint product, application method, gloss level, film variance, surface substrate, age and light source.
  2. Keep in mind that for these specialty finishes, an exact match may not be possible, and in these cases we provide our best effort to achieve the best possible result.
  3. We most often need to see your part before providing a specific quote.
  4. You can mail us a part, sample or other object; the color name and/or color number from any paint brand or color reference system such as Pantone®, RAL, Fed Std 595C,Munsell, or NCS; or provide spectral data or L*a*b*/L*C*H* coordinates.


Custom Color Matching Examples

This is a Before image for a vintage Crown Coach Bus ceiling vent.

Before Photo - Antique Bus Vent needing paint touch up in Crown Ceiling Green

This is the After image showing the precision of the paint color match. Note that our customer named this color Harkness Crown Ceiling Green, and that color is now available for purchase on MyPerfectColor (naming your own color is a fun side benefit of taking advantage of our Custom Color Matching Services!

Customer Testimonial:

"I figured I'd show you how perfect your paint match was for me. So far I've refinished the static vent grates on the inside of my bus ceiling, and I plan to do some work to the ceiling as well. The grates came out great. The paint seems like a very high quality paint and the color is perfect. Thanks a million! -David Harkness"

After Photo - Antique Bus Vent painted in Crown Ceiling Green

Submit Your Before/After Photos

Do you have Before/After Photos from your projects? We'd love to add them to our website (and promote on social media) -- just send them to us at [email protected] or tag us @myperfectcolor on Instagram or Facebook!

FAQs about Custom Color Matching Services

How big a sample do you need to match my color?
The ideal sample or part for matching is flat, smooth and at least the size of a business card. That said, we will work with whatever you have. We've matched round objects like tubes and balls, and things as large as entire door panels or as small as specks of paint. Keep in mind that our match can only be as good as the sample we have to work with, so obviously specks of paint are far less than ideal.
How long does it take to create a custom color once you receive the part?
It usually takes about a week to custom formulate a custom color, but the overall time depends on our current backlog and the match difficulty. We can speed it up if your need is urgent, but sometimes we need time to get the match as close as possible. As the match gets more precise, we need to let the paint dry thoroughly between each iteration and this adds time to the process. Once we have a match we can make reorders very quickly. Learn more about timing of paint deliveries.
The part I have is valuable and one of a kind, can you return it to me?
Absolutely. We've been trusted with many rare and valuable parts such as an authentic WWI helmet, old pinball machine parts, a wheel from a 1918 motorcycle. The biggest risk is during transit so please take care to pack it well, insure and track it. Please indicate that you need the part back and we will send it back with the paint.
Do I need pay the matching fee again if I need more paint?
No. We only charge the matching fee once and you will not have this fee on reorders.