About Us

We are committed to serving you with quality and value.

If it's for your car, bike, boat, or your special project we have what your looking for.

In 1989 Ralph Dickson and his partner started selling PPG paints in their Gastonia, North Carolina PPG paint store to better serve the needs of their customers. In 1996 Carolina Colors paint store was opened in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. On March 26th, 1998 the Dickson Group joined PPG and became a PLATINUM PPG DISTIBUTOR in all of their distributing locations. In 2007 Ralph Dickson, took over the ownership of the paint store in Gastonia and turned it into Carolina Colors.

Today Carolina Colors has 8 locations in North and South Carolina to best serve you. We offer PPG paints and 
painting accessories like sandpaper, tape, spray guns and hoses, cleaning materials, and more. 

We mix standard and special paint colors and finishes and also specialize in Custom Filled aerosol paint cans.
Some of the brands we stock are PPG, 3M, Evercoat, Dynatron, SEM,  Hi-Teck, USC, Transtar, Gerson, DeVillbiss, and Meguiar's.


We strive to give you excellent service by having paint professionals in the store and by offering competitive pricing.