Color Matcher

Mix pigments or color concentrates to formulate coloring solutions.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Color Matchers do?

Mixes pigments or color concentrate to formulate coloring solutions used in dyeing leather or coated fabrics: Compares sample of desired color with standard color specifications to determine pigments required. Weighs and mixes pigments or concentrate with thinning and drying solutions until mixture matches sample. Dyes piece of leather or coated fabric and compares it with sample to verify color. May examine color of dispersed pigment, using color-checking lamps. May weigh, add, and mix ingredients to correct color discrepancy. Records specifications necessary to produce desired color.


Should I be a Color Matcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Matcher

    How to become a Color Matcher

    Color Matchers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Color Matcher-related education!
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