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What is a colored stainless steel sheet?

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Linda Wong

As one of the co-founders of Vigorss, I have been deeply involved in the decorative stainless steel sheet industry for over ten years, gaining extensive knowledge of product craftsmanship. I enjoy approaching issues from the customer's perspective, so the blog posts can address many customer pain points. Feel free to leave a comment to suggest topics for the next posts.

Stainless steel is a type of metal that comes in different colors. You can find stainless steel sheets in a variety of colors, including gold, black, grey, blue, green, and pink. Colored stainless steel sheets have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their unique appearance and many applications. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of colored stainless steel sheets and their features.

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In this article, we will have a deeper discussion about the different coloring.


A colored stainless steel sheet is a type of stainless steel that has been coated with color. This type of steel is often used for decorative purposes. There are many different colors available, so you can find the perfect one to match your style.

Austenitic stainless steel grades and ferritic stainless steel grades are the most widely used stainless steel. Color stainless steel sheet in austenitic grade is durable and has strong corrosion resistance, so the color will last for a long time.

Coloring Methods

There are three ways to color stainless steel: physical vapor deposition (PVD), electroplating, and nano-painting.

PVD coating

PVD(Physical vapor deposition) is a process in which a material is vaporized and then deposited on the stainless steel surface. PVD stainless steel is also known as titanium-coated stainless steel since titanium is the most frequent material utilized in PVD color coating. Titanium is a silver-white metal that provides good corrosion resistance and a bright finish.

Manufacturing process

In PVD color coating, the part is placed in a vacuum chamber and heated to a very high temperature. A gas is then introduced into the chamber, and the titanium is vaporized. The vaporized titanium coats the part with a thin layer of titanium nitride. Titanium nitride is a very hard, durable coating that is corrosion and wear-resistant.

The color of the titanium nitride coating is determined by the wavelength of light that is used to energize the gas. Different gases produce different colors. For example, argon produces a blue color, while nitrogen produces a yellow color.

Color options

The PVD coating is very thin, and it does not affect the function or performance of the part. It simply provides a decorative finish that can be customized to match your preferences. You can choose from a wide range of colors, including gold, rose gold, champagne, black, grey, emerald green, pink, violet, sapphire blue or even rainbow.

The PVD color coating process is a great way to add some personality to both interiors and building exterior wall decoration. If you’re looking for a unique finish in light and dark patterns that will stand out from the crowd, then consider using PVD color coating. It’s a great way to add some style and personality to your parts.


Among the various colors of stainless steel sheets, the most common colors made by electroplating/oxidizing are black, antique bronze, and antiqued copper.

Since the color of PVD black looks lighter while electroplating/oxidizing can be darker, black stainless steel plate produced by electroplating is being popular by some customers.

Electroplated bronze is a layer of bronze plated on the surface of the stainless steel plate, but the real bronze is readily oxidized, and the nano painting technique developed later can achieve a color very close to bronze/copper and not susceptible to oxidization.

Nano Painting

Nano painting is to mix various raw materials by oil polishing machine in a particular proportion so as to generate different colors of liquid, and then spray the liquids onto the surface of stainless steel.

As a result, all personalized hues may be generated using this method of coloring. More importantly, it comes with an anti-fingerprint effect.

Benefits over normal stainless steel sheets

Matt, mirror finish, brushed finish, and ordinary bright stainless steel is the most frequent normal traditional polishes. Mirror includes 8K, super 8K, and brushed generally refers to hairline and satin.

However, the colorless stainless steel sheets have a limited range of colors that users can choose from. In contrast, colored stainless steel sheets offer a much wider selection of colors for users to choose from according to their preferences and applications. They’re also easy to clean and maintain, making them a great choice for busy households.

The vibrant colors on the surface make products look more attractive and luxurious. In addition, they can create an interesting visual effect that is not possible with traditional stainless steel.

Therefore, colored stainless steel sheets are becoming more and more popular among consumers and businesses alike.

Popular colored stainless steel sheets for different applications

  • PVD Gold/titanium gold stainless steel sheets for a luxurious and elegant look
  • PVD Black stainless steel sheets for a modern and sophisticated look
  • PVD Blue stainless steel sheets for a sleek and modern look
  • PVD Green stainless steel sheets for a natural and earthy feel
  • Nano-painted Red stainless steel sheets for a classic and timeless look.
  • Nano-painted bronze stainless steel sheets for architecture because of their unique color and texture.

We offer a variety of gorgeous colors and options to fit your needs for interior decoration or architectural decoration. For further assistance, please contact us on the website:


A colored stainless steel sheet can be a great way to add some personality and pop to your projects. They come in a variety of colors, so you can find the perfect one to match your style. Plus, they’re made from durable stainless steel, so they’ll last for years. If you’re looking for a way to add some color and personality to your next project, a colored stainless steel sheet is the perfect solution.

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