STO Stucco Color Charts

STO Stucco Color Charts

​All Of The Downloadable STO Stucco Color Charts:

​STO has 4 different color charts to choose from but they are all a part of the larger STO color chart (The STO Color 800 Collection). Since STO has a HUGE amount of colors to choose from, they took some of the colors out and made separate (more focused) color charts like the Classic, Designer and Southwest color charts.

  • STO 800 Color Collection - ​This is STO's main color chart with 800 different colors on it and where you can find a wide range of colors from whites, blues, greens, pretty much every color you can think of. You can view the STO 800 Color Collection here.
  • ​​STO ​Classic Color Collection - ​These are 42 different colors that STO has combined that they label as some of North America's favorite colors. They are from the 800 Color Collection color chart and you can view STO's classic color collection here.
  • ​​STO ​Designer Color Collection - ​The Designer Color Collection from STO is a color chart that has 252 different colors (from the 800 color collection) that are the most common colors used by design pros, according to STO. You can view STO's Designer color collection here.
  • ​​STO ​Southwest Color Collection - ​The Southwest Color Collection color chart from STO contains 24 different colors chosen from the 800 Color Collection that ​remind me of the Southwest region of the US. You can view the Southwest Color Collection here.
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​Cool Features Of STO's Color Charts:

​There are a couple of really cool features that STO implements into their color charts that can come in very handy for designers, architects, homeowners and everyone in between! I wanted to point out some of these real quick and take a closer look at what they do.

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    ​Information On Their Color Chips- ​Sto has quite a bit of information about a specific color chip within their color charts and include things like the color's light reflection value (how much light the color reflects or absorbs), the color number (of course), whether or not the color chosen will have an additional charge added to the order, limitations for that particular color and whether the color can be used for their Silicate products ().
STO Symbol Guide For Their Color Charts

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    ​Downloadable Colors For Software/Programs- ​STO also offers their colors from their 800 Color collection in various formats for designing purposes which can come in handy for realistic models. There are a ​few different formats that will work for CAD programs, Sketchup, Photoshop and more, which I have listed in the picture below.
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Downloadable Files For Programs

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    ​​The Ability To Make Your Own Color Palette - ​One of the coolest features (in my opinion) of STO's color charts is the ability to make your own color chart with color choice from their any one of their charts. After you have chosen the colors you want to use, you can then print out a pdf of you custom color chart, which is unique and something that not every stucco manufacturer is doing.

​In order to get a custom color chart of your own, you only have to do ​four things and these are:

1. Click on a color swatch, when you have clicked on the color, it will appear to the left of the screen, like the image below shows and then click on the "add color to palette".

STO Custom Color Chart

2. Keep repeating step one for all of the colors you want on your color chart. I am not sure if there is a limit for the numbers of colors you can choose but I have tried a dozen myself and it works just fine.

Colors Added To Your Color Chart

3. After you have all of the colors you want, then click on the "PRINT" icon at the top of your chosen colors or at the bottom of your color choices (they both do the same thing). You will be prompted for your information but you are only required to fill in your zip code and state (at the time I did this).

You also have to check the box that states you agree with STO's privacy policy and if you want them to contact you about your choices, then tick the box below the privacy policy box. Then hit the "SAVE" button at the bottom of the form.

Information Prompt

​4. You can then save the file or open the file. It will be a pdf document that looks like the image below. It works pretty well and will have all of your chosen colors on the pdf document but the formatting is a little off and things don't always fit like they should but not a huge deal, in my eyes.

Example Of The PDF Color Chart

​What About STO Color Samples...

​I couldn't find anywhere on STO's website whee they offered actual samples of their colors. You may have to go directly to a distributor to see if they can get any custom made color samples for you from STO directly.

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​Sto's Finishes And Colors:

​All of STO's colors will work with nearly any of their finish products (except maybe silicate products which require specific colors) because all of their products seem to be an acrylic based material.

​STO's specialty finishes will have their own colors to choose from because they are specifically made to resemble stone, brick or other types of materials.

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