An approximate match can be obtained by comparing color swatches to the leather or vinyl upholstery. For an exact match, colors must be tested directly on the material and examined from various angles.
Local leather repair artisans can match color and restore your leather and vinyl, but the cost will range anywhere from US$200 – US$2000. Alternatively, a professional service like Rub ‘n Restore, Inc. can match your color for a fee. Simply mail a sample (like a cushion case, head rest, or piece of material).
Consider these factors in matching your color:
- Every manufacturer has their own version of mahogany or ivory, for example. Don’t assume the color will match because the name is the same.
- Colors display differently on screens and photographs. Do not accept a color matched from an image.
- Do you need an exact match to touch-up a small area? Or does the whole piece need refinishing, in which case a similar but inexact color will do?
- Swatches cut from hidden areas (under cushions or the frame) may not match exposed areas that otherwise appear unfaded. If a swatch doesn’t match the rest of the piece, neither will the color. This means you will have to restore the entire piece. To avoid this, send a different sample (the entire cushion case), or consider one of our standard colors.
Custom Color Matching Service
We formulate a unique color and keep a sample on file. No machines – only Jane’s expert eyes – are employed. Turnaround time is swift, typically 1-3 business days.
Our reviews and this video show how pleased others have been with this service.