Colour Science


For both the bodyshop manager and the vehicle owner, the colour match quality of any repair is the ultimate test of a refinish product, and PPG Refinish excels in this area.

The science of colour is really the core of our business and we know that the ability to reproduce the original colour is the thing that repairers strive for most when refinishing a vehicle.

PPG Refinish's exceptional ability to reproduce original colour stems from four key areas:

Outstanding Colour Match
Four dedicated colour laboratories across the world ensure all new colours and variants are accurately matched.

Strong working relationships with Motor Manufacturers ensures early involvement in the design of a colour and at the production stages to identify any variants.

Accurate Production
All toners are produced to a tight specification in state-of-the-art production facilities.

Every batch is sprayed out and colour-checked to ensure consistent colour reproduction.

Standardised Application Techniques
There is one recommended technique for each of our product lines and these techniques are used by PPG's Production quality, Colour matching and Colour card suppliers and PPG's customers.

Industry-Leading Colour Tools
RAPIDMATCH™ XI spectrophotometer combines 11 color angles and five texture angles for a total of 16 geometries powered with six blue-enhanced LEDs. 

RAPIDMATCH™ GO  is a new spectrophotometer easy to handle and quick to get to the right colour.

PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat variant deck is the industry-leading colour tool in the market providing accurate "panel quality" colour chips.

ENVIROBASE® is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

RAPIDMATCH™ is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.