All About Color Matching

by Kevin Gaertner February 19, 2018

Advanced textile printing that creates remarkable results.

Whether it's a specific dress shade or a sports team logo, we know how important it is to get the colors on your ties and scarves matched just right. We also know how difficult it can be, especially when working with a company not located right down the street.

Fortunately, our color match service has been perfected no matter your needs, and provides thousands of customers each year with an exact match for virtually any color.

Our print and design teams can use dress swatches, digital artwork, printed logos like team colors, Pantone codes, and sometimes even pictures of a garment to find the exact color. We're experts in our in-house printing and manufacturing process, and will use our experience to make sure your specific colors are accurately represented on our ties and scarves.

Here's the most common questions about our color match services:

What if I want to match colors on my own?

If you'd rather match the color yourself, we'll mail you the Knotty Tie ColorMatch Chart to verify and preview colors before you order your products. This chart consists of 560 of our standard colors printed onto the same recycled polyester twill used for our ties, bow ties, and pocket squares.

You'll get a sample of our fabric, as well as the opportunity to choose a specific color from the chart that matches the color you have in mind. Best of all, we make it easy to have our ColorMatch Chart delivered and you'll be completely refunded upon it's return.

USPS standard shipping is included and arrives 5-7 business days from the time you order. Express shipping is available for an additional $10, and arrives 3-4 business days from your order. A return label is included for free whether using standard or express shipping options.

Can you match popular bridesmaid's dress colors? 

Yes, we can match our products to any dress color from major dressmakers. We keep a large number of swatches from several companies that we can use in your designs, so there is no need to mail one to us. Best of all, you're able to use these colors in both patterned and solid colors - the design is completely up to you.

Just let your designer know what colors you have in mind once you've started the custom process. If you're ready to go now, please visit our design inquiry to begin the process.

When checking out the Knotty Tie ColorMatch Chart, you can also choose to receive a printed chart of our best matches to all Azazie colors. This is the best way to match colors to a garment from Azazie and verify the colors for your products before placing your order.

Please note that these colors are intended to match dress companies' colors as close as possible. Knotty Tie Co. is not affiliated with these companies in any way. We print our own textiles and do not use bridal companies fabric nor are we selling their products.



Do you offer swatches or samples? 

Absolutely! We offer complimentary swatches in your design and matched colors with fast turnarounds. We also can provide completed custom samples of ties, bow ties, and scarves for larger orders.

Just want to check our fabric or sizing? You can order a generic sample anytime of our ties, bow ties, or scarves. We charge a refundable deposit for each generic sample item plus the cost of shipping. We'll ship your sample within 1-2 business days via USPS.

Will my tie colors look the same in person as they do on my screen?

The simple answer is no. Because all screens are calibrated differently, and the natural differences between printed fabric and computer screens, there will be some variation between your digital proof and your finished product. The only way for us to guarantee colors is by picking them with our ColorMatch printed color charts.

Do you offer any metallic colors?

We do not have any specialty inks for any metallic colors such as gold, silver, bronze, or rose gold. We can use the hue of these colors with the subtle sheen of our fabric to give a great effect.

Are you in Denver? Stop in and match your colors in person.

If you're in the area, just stop in with your swatch, dress, or anything else you'd like to have color matched and we can do it for you in person.


Kevin Gaertner
Kevin Gaertner


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Face Masks 

Adult Standard Adult Small
5" x 9"
Fits most male adults.
4.5" x 8"
Fits most women and young adults.


Neck Gaiters 

Regular Small
9.5” x 14”
Fits most men and those with larger heads.
8.5" x 14"
Fits most women and kids.




Skinny Knotty Classic
2.25" wide 2.75" wide 3.5" wide


Standard Long Extra-Long
58" long 62" long 66" long


Youth Self-Tied
52" long
Ages 10+


Bow Ties 

Adult Kids Pre-Tied Baby Pre-Tied
Self-tied style
Adjustable for necks 14-18"
Ages 2 and over
Adjustable velcro closure
Ages 2 and under
Adjustable velcro closure


Unisex Robes 

Comparable to 0-14 in Women's sizing
Comparable to Small or Medium in Men's sizing
31" wide at the waist
36" length
Comparable to 16-26 in Women's sizing
Comparable to Large or X-Large in Men's sizing
35" wide at the waist
39" length