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Visit our Auto Color Library for all your OEM color needs.

We have reference chips dating back from the 1900s to the Present.


The Auto Color Library

TCP Global’s Auto Color Library is the world’s largest online auto paint color reference library in the world. The Auto Color Library Slogan “Where yesterday’s colors come alive today” is true! The library contains the actual automotive paint color standard reference chips for nearly all makes and models since automobiles were made, all the way back to the year 1900 and all the way up to the current automobiles made now in 2021. There are even color references back to the 1880’s, the days of Coach and Carriages. The ACL even contains extremely rare color references for loads of imported cars, makes, and models all the way back to the 1930’s. If you need to restore any vintage or classic vehicle then this is the place to find the original OEM colors, as well as purchase the coating needed to complete your restoration project.

The Room

The Auto Color Library Room at TCP Global’s facility in San Diego, has the world's history of automotive paint color standards very organized, indexed,and archived just like a library or museum would do. The actual room is more like museum that takes you through the history of color along with all the authentic collectibles and nostalgia pieces from within auto paint industry like old original paint cans, Ditzler Mixing Equipment, and Devilbiss Spray Guns from the turn of the century. The vast amount of information within the Auto Color Library is the product over 46 years of collecting color data from sources like Paint Manufacturers (PPG, Dupont, Sherwin-Williams, R-M), current and retired paint sales representatives, travels throughout the U.S, Canada and Europe, as well as scouring for information at auto swap meets. Within the Auto Color Library you can step back in time and see the actual paint color standards way back to when the coating were made in Varnishes, Japan Lacquers and the First Enamels. Some of the oldest paint brands were Murphy Lacquer, Lincoln Lacquer, Dural and Ditzler. Within them you’ll find original colors for such long gone classic cars such as Oakland, Hupmobile, Willys, Hudson, Nash, Packard and Edsel. Just go to autocolorlibrary.com and follow the simple instructions on how to look up any color information you need. On many Makes and Models the interior, stripe, trim and accent color information is available as well.