Office - 18 SupportDatabases: Your most valuable asset

We also recognise the huge investment in colour databases made by companies over long periods of time, often of greater value to the business than the kit it supports. As with legacy equipment, old databases do not have to be written off and can be migrated to newer platforms and developed for years to come, driving new equipment if required. The key to success with databases is experience of migration and knowing what pitfalls to watch out for, all of which we have in abundance. Let us bring that experience to help manage or develop your colour databases. Contact about protecting your colour data for the future.

Project management, training and education

Are you involved in colour development, shade sorting, matching, colour palette production, raw material sourcing, colour QC in long supply chains, or any colour-related project where issues are proving difficult for your in-house teams to resolve? Bring a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience to your project; talk to us about the issues and let us combine our colour knowledge and project management experience to help tackle them. Sadly, knowledge of colour control in industrial processes is being lost every day in the UK as people leave manufacturing industries to work in other sectors. Let us help to fill the knowledge gap.

Do your teams have up to date knowledge on colour theory, effective colour communication terminology, even basic dos and don’ts in matching and QC? Make sure you maximise your most valuable asset… your people. ColourServe Ltd provides bespoke training from fundamentals of colour to QC and formulation software including everything in between. Contact and stop tearing your hair out!


Colour matching and development service

Does your business need colour data, something colour matching or a colour system but lack the resources? We have both the expertise and facilities to build colour databases, accurately match colours against standards, create colour palettes from spectral data, organise and sort colours using combinations of values to achieve logical ordering.

How about colour ordering and sorting? Although theoretically simple using colorimetric data, sorting and ordering a specific gamut of colours can be impossible to do effectively even using systems like Munsell or NCS because these systems are designed to work with full spectrum, evenly distributed colours. If your colours are in a narrow range and fall between the bands of NCS, don’t worry. We have successfully sorted ranges of colours using measured data even where the gamut is very unbalanced and the number of colours is huge!

If you are into colour and manufacturing something, we have probably had experience of your industry. Test our knowledge at and see if you can catch us out. It has not happened so far…

Looking for paint for a specific application or a very specific colour that must be produced to a high degree of accuracy and repeatability? Struggling to find a paint product to fit your particular needs?

We supply paint to a number of niche markets from standard greys for light cabinets and light rooms to specialist paint for factory-applied joinery coating. Having worked hand in hand with some of the biggest paint manufacturers around, we have the practical understanding of how to make colours and are able to do so for small scale projects as well as large. So if you have already talked to other paint manufacturers and not found a suitable product for your application, talk to us about what you need. We just might be able to help.

“Accurate colour is possible even where coatings are applied to numerous substrate materials…”