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Paper 101 - Paper Color

Color Fabulous Color!

Cardstock Warehouse™ paper colors are so beautiful, you'll want to collect them all! 

Choose from 200+ colors!

Paper color is all a matter of personal preference, style, theme and occasion. Ink color, ink absorption and paper bleed are also important considerations when printing and applying ink to paper. Multi-layered cards create a visually pleasing look with options for contrasting color or monochromatic color themes.


Find CMYK codes for all of our papers here:


See all of our Paper Colors here:

Need a specific color?

Click on the link below and use our Paper Finder to find your color 


  • Due to color calibration settings and other variables on a viewer's computer, the paper colors you see on your screen may not be a completely accurate reproduction of the actual product.
  • We strive to make our colors as accurate as possible, but screen images are intended as a guide only.
  • We recommend you purchase a sample to confirm your color choice prior to purchase, or our Professional Swatch Deck which contains a sample of all of our papers.
  • Once you have your paper home, color can also appear differently depending on lighting. Natural light, artificial light, bulb type and brightness, shadows, etc., will make your paper color look different. 
  • When using the ZOOM feature, you are seeing a magnification of the paper. Characteristics such as fibers, specks, shives, and texture appear extremely magnified, as if looking through a magnifying glass, and will appear much larger and more pronounced than in real-life.
  • Disclaimer: Cardstock Warehouse Paper Company, Inc. provides representations of product color as a guide for purchase only. We cannot and do not guarantee that the color displayed on a customer's mobile and/or computer screen is accurate, and we are not responsible for paper color not meeting customer expectations based on online color display.