Candoia paulsoni’s background colors run the gambit from red, gold, orange, tan, and bluish-brown. There have even been some leucistic C. paulsoni found. Patterning consists of a dark dorsal zig-zag pattern from head to tail.
Candoia paulsoni have the ability to darken and lighten their base color throughout the day. Isabel Island (the prettiest Candoia) boas, a possible subspecies, are locality variations that usually have white base coloring with a dark dorsal striping.