We do our best to ensure that our photos are as true to color as possible. However, due to inconsistencies of various monitors, digital photography and production variations, we cannot guarantee that the color you see on your screen accurately portrays the true color of the product. Screen images are intended as a guide only and should not be regarded as absolutely correct. The finished product may be slightly different than it appears in the preview. We recommend purchasing a Sample first.
We are going to show you a few important considerations when it comes to color consistency plus the many factors that affect color perception.
Digital vs reality
The light colors from digital screens (additive colors) are very different from pigments printed on a surface (subtractive colors), for more reference you can visit the article Color Theory. From the calibration of the screen to the type of surface printed the way we perceive colors varies. Our mindset on what to expect can also alter the perception of color!
In this picture you can see slight but important differences of how the same art looks in reality versus a screen.
Types of wallpaper material and how it can affect color
If you are not sure about the type pf paper for your project we advise to get samples of all. While in one wallpaper materials the color might look more saturated in others the color can look more muted.
In this picture you can see how the same print looks in different materials: to the left Canvas Peel&Stick, to the right Removable Peel&Stick.
Less considered but also important is the type of light in the room: warm, fluorescent or natural. This will also affect the way the wallpaper looks, light colored papers are more susceptible to this changes of tone depending on the environment. For this you need to trust in the way a sample works in your space.
In this picture you can see how the same print looks in different lighting conditions.
Printer calibrations, inks and paper lot variations
We print each order upon request and while we try to maintain color through time we can't guarantee that between lots there will be a 100% color match.
Printing methods can have small calibration changes over time due to use of the printing equipment, regular maintenance, exchange of parts. Some colors more than others are susceptible to perceive those changes.
We source our inks and paper from national respectable manufacturers but even the inks and papers have a disclaimer regarding small differences between lots within industry accepted variation.
Sample VS Order
Considering all the information stated above, the sample is the best way to know how a color will look line in the real since displays are a guide. Because of printer calibrations and maintenance, inks and paper variations you can expect up to a 5% variation in color between a sample and your final order. This does not mean the colors will change in any way, this means the color might be a bit more or a bit less saturated. You might not even experience any change at all but consider the longest you wait between the sample and the order more chances you will have to experience small variations.
Color information specially for interior designers:
If you need a specific color match, like a Pantone match for example please notice we do not offer that service. Our color customization is as per CMYK, RGB or HEX color code and do advice to get a sample for the customization before going for a bigger order.
Our production setting is 100% Digital printing CMYK and we do not work with custom inks or pigments. We do not offer silver or gold inks.
Wall Paint Color and Wallpaper Color Match
Paint colors we might suggest are only approximates and never a true match.
Because of the nature of wallpaper's productive process and paint fabrication and formulations we cannot guarantee a paint color match by Code with any of our wallpapers. If you need a matching color paint we advice to get a sample of the wallpaper and match it with your paint supplier.
If you are looking for something very specific get a sample, because you need to be sure it will truly work for your space! This does not means that blues are going to look green but within the same color there are small variations that can or not be what you or your client are looking for.
Also we can customize samples, we receive sample customization requests all the time, you can request it with a note at checkout or with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number.