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Valspar Automotive prides itself on providing the best in colour-matching technology, support, and service. With our global colour labs and tools, we can match any OEM and/or custom-colour needs that you may have.


Find out more about the Valspar Spectrophotometer by viewing our how to use video.


The Valspar Spectrophotometer is built around two simple truths: you need precise colour matches and a tool that is easy to use for everyone in your shop.

How do we deliver a precise colour match? Start with a colour library many times greater than a standard colour box. Ensure that you can match original vehicle manufacturer colours-even difficult to match colours, and update new formulations regularly. The result is the best colour match, less rework and optimized profitability.

Designed by users, the Spectrophotometer doesn't only deliver a precise colour match, it's also very easy to use. Think plug and playa technology, minimal training requirements, multiple languages, and simple calibration.

The Smart Formulation Option ensures a colour match in all types of lighting. The Spectrophotometer alerts you if it needs to be calibrated, assuring you will always get the best possible colour match. The Spectrophotometer is precise, simple and smart. A precision colour match is just a click away.

Shop Tools
  • Global Colour Box—a large array of fan decks, grouped by auto manufacturer, containing over 4000 chips and including info on variants and codes.
  • ICRIS—an easy to use network database that stores information on over 80,000 international motor vehicle colours-and is updated weekly.
  • Colour Information Maps—The Valspar Colour Information Maps make it easier to match colours. Available in three different colour books, each chip is sprayed with Valspar Automotive paint to accurately depict the applied finish. Quickly search colours by family, match colours without a code or simply offer your customer a wide variety of colour options. Select from:
    • Book 1 — Solid Colours
    • Available in single stage or base coat colours
    • Book 2 — Single Stage Colours
    • Applies to single stage metallics
    • Book 3 — Base Coat Colours
    • Applies to metallics and effect base coat colours
    Valspar Colour Information Maps can be purchased separately to accommodate your shop needs!
    Colour Information Maps Brochure (PDF)
  • Fan Decks—covering various components and specialties, including engine bay, bumper, and industrial standards
  • Tint Charts—arranged by colour family, these display tints at full strength and at percentages when mixed with metallics
  • Technical Help—a phone call, click, or email away, experts are available to assist you in using our refinishing system
  • Car Panel Hotlist
  • Besides looking for OEM car panels of maximum 5 years old, Valspar's Global Colour Lab is periodically publishing a list of most wanted car colour code panels. Participation to this collection program is very much needed and will go through the Global Colour lab. For more information please send an email to the Global Colour Lab: Colour@valspar.com
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