Color codes for paint include SW 2801 for Rookwood Dark Red, SW 0037 for Morris Room Grey and 1386 for Purple Rain. Paint color codes vary depending on the manufacturer. SW 2801 and SW 0037 are Sherwin-Williams color codes, while 1386 is a Benjamin Moore color code.
Manufacturers typically list color codes on their websites. The procedure to view color codes varies depending on the site.
To view Sherwin-Williams color codes, visitors to Sherwin-Williams.com should place the cursor over Paints, Stains, Colors, & Supplies and click For Homeowners on the drop-down menu that appears. On the Homeowners page, they place the cursor over Color and click Find & Explore Colors on the drop-down menu. Clicking on Paint Colors by Family brings up a page with all Sherwin-Williams' paint colors grouped into color families. If the user places the cursor over a color, a pop-up box appears with the color code and name. Clicking on a color brings up more information about it.
To view Benjamin Moore color codes, visitors to BenjaminWilliams.com should click Explore Color. On the next page, they should click Color Gallery on the side menu. The Color Gallery provides all Benjamin Moore's paint colors. If the user clicks a section of the gallery, it zooms into those colors. He can then place the cursor over a color for a pop-up box with that color's code and name or click on one for more information.