Pantone Adds 229 Colours to the Pantone Matching System

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Pantone Adds 229 Colours to the Pantone Matching System

Pantone have announced the addition of 229 new colours to the Pantone Matching System™ (PMS). The new colours, including 224 mixed hues and 5 base inks, join Pantone’s already extensive library of over 2,350 colours available across all of Pantone’s Graphic System products.

The addition of these new colours highlights the increased need for more nuanced shades across the library to help designers easily integrate with their evolving workflow. While designers will be developing new ranges already well aware of the latest trends, the new Pantone colours will enable them to specify colours with more accuracy and confidence that finished products will meet their specifications for the upcoming seasons.

  • Trend-Relevant Colours: The addition of more dark neutrals, blues, greens, and purples allows for more variety throughout the design process while maintaining close proximity to upcoming trends.
  • Colour Accuracy: The latest Pantone colour guides are the most stable and consistent printed colours, matching the master standard digital data with all-new and updated cross-referenced data for closer parity between physical and digital formats.
  • Digital integration and ease of use: Designers can access all PMS Colours, including the additional 229 PMS colours in real-time through Pantone’s digital application, Pantone Connect.
  • Product advancements and development: All Pantone colours in the new Pantone Formula Guide are eco-friendly, containing soy and other vegetable oils, with consideration for low migration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to ensure compliance with OSHA, the EU, and GHS.

As the leading source of colour information, products, and services, including seasonal trend forecasts, palette recommendations, marketing and colour psychology, we are continuing to evolve our business
products and partnerships to ensure that we prepare our designers for the best solutions for colour accuracy and a seamless workflow across digital and physical spaces. Keeping in tune with not only trend research, market research, and designer feedback, our scientific processes for colour creation allow us to build the most thoughtful and accurate colour libraries to provide the best outcome to our customers.

– Elley Cheng, General Manager and Vice President, Pantone



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