We get a lot of calls about how “this isn’t what your colors looked like on the computer.” In all honesty, I agree, it’s a very strong possibility that the coloring on the screen was not exactly matched with the real life version. But it’s not because we changed the colors or messed with it in any way…
The two main reasons for colors appearing differently on your computer screen from what you actually hold in your hands are the monitor itself and the photography of the product. Monitors have a certain “bit depth”, or how broad of a range their color representation is. If your monitor isn’t a high-end, expensive piece of hardware, there might be a very slight visual difference from the screen to your tables. Also, monitor calibration has a hand in things as well. Photography is also a factor, and the angle as well as lighting (plus other super-technical things) can slightly affect the way it appears on the screen.
Still looking for a deeper explanation/don’t understand it? Refer to the bottom of this post for a link to an article that will go more in-depth on the subject.
If you’re truly worried about your colors, then it is recommended that you order a sample chart of our fabrics and colors. We actually take the time to hand-cut the fabrics directly from an item off of our product line and attach them in little squares to charts available for purchase. Every color available anywhere on our website for any product is shown here. The charts come in polyester, satin and organza, and are only $1 each. The shipping is free, and the sample chart should arrive within two weeks.
So save yourself some headache trying to get a return later on down the road: plan ahead, you won’t regret it!
If you’re still trying to understand why colors might appear differently on your monitor, check out this article from wikipedia.
Updated by Marble 1/30/2013