Stock Mat Colors

We have access to any mat color and type supplied by the major manufacturers, Artique, Berkshire, Crescent and Nielsen Bainbridge. We stock some of the most popular colors for quick turnaround and to ensure availability. Other colors may require extra lead time.

Turnaround Times

The colors listed here are popular colors we keep on hand for quicker turnaround. We will supply any matboard color from Crescent, Berkshire, Nielsen Bainbridge, or Artique but lead times will differ.

Please see our shipping information page for turnaround details.

Please Note:

  • The colors shown are approximate only. Different monitors will display the colors differently.
  • Specifiers or corner samples can often be consulted at art supply dealers and larger craft stores with custom framing facilities.
  • There are many shades of white and these are impossible to represent on a computer screen.

Please note that Essentials matboards are not generally available everywhere and colors that are not listed in our stock list below are only available by special order and will require larger minimum quantities at one time.


Essentials White Core Mats

The following colors are approximated. They will not exactly match the mat provided.

# CBW-97 - Polar White Basic off-white
# CBW222 - Smooth White Very white
# CBW251 - Antique White Creamy textured white
# CBW130 - Silver Mist Misty Gray
# CBW133 - Seashell Sandy White
# CBW407 - Cream Linen (Texture) Textured Cream
# CBWX501 - Papyrus & Cream Light Cream Color
# CBW472 - Silver Smooth Silver
# CBW535 - Gray (gray) Neutral Gray
# CBW160 - Harbor (gray) Blue gray
# CBW802 - Mid Gray Medium gray
# CBW569 - Cinder Dark gray
# CBW161 - Granite Photo Gray
# CBW221 - Smooth Black Black
# CBW404 - Textured Black Excellent choice in black. Textured
# BW253 - Pale Laurel Very Light green
# CBW524 - Hunter Green Deep green
# CBW334 - Bottle Blue Bright blue
# CBW131 - Midnight Blue Dark, navy type of blue
# CBW538 - Brittany Blue Light Blue
# CBW508 - Ecru Rich Cream
# CBW556 - Terra Cotta Warm Southwest Brown
# CBW577 - Classic Gold Metallic
# CBW110 - Buttercup Bright yellow
# CBW106 - Weatherwood Gray Brown
# CBW252 - Cappuchino Dark brown
# CBW459 - Deep Red Deep red
# CBW038 - Maroon Maroon red
# CBW120 - Purple Iris Deep Purple
# CBW530 - Everglade Teal Green

Black Core Mats

The following are Essentials Black Core mats.

# CB6-97 - Polar White A slightly off-white, black core mat
# CB6-277 - Smooth Black Excellent choice for a black mat with a black core

Artique Conservation (Archival) Mats

The following are Artique conservation quality mats.  For the full line of Artique Mats available click here!

# A4901 - White Our most useful white. A hint of cream.
# A4977 - Digital White A stark white
# A4801 - Parchment A solid cream
# A4875 - Coal Excellent choice for black
# A4968 - Onyx Glossy black
# A4945 - Fern Soft green
# A4854 - Miro Deep red
# A4859 - Stonehenge Medium gray
# A4942 - Sky Light blue

Rag (Cotton Archival) Mats

The following are Crescent conservation quality mats.

# 1613 - Very White A stark white
# 1609 - Antique White White with a touch of warmth
# 1610 - White White
# 1602 - Silver Gray A very light, speckled gray
# 1550 - Newport Blue Dark, navy blue
# 1577 - Raven Black Excellent choice for black.

8 Ply (Thick Archival) Mats

The following are Artique 8 Ply conservation quality mats.

# A84901 - White Our most useful white. A hint of cream
# A84977 - Digital White A stark white
# A84802 - Oyster Cream
# A84969 - Night Black