Marking the first addition of colours to the Pantone Matching System since 2016, the addition of 294 new colours offer graphic and product designers, brands, printers, converters and ink manufacturers unique benefits for every creative and professional need, and an even more seamless process to transition from between physical and digital mediums.
Combining the stability and consistency of physical Pantone colour guides and the expansive, easily cross-referenced digital Pantone colour libraries, this new expansion offers users the opportunity to create truly cross-platform designs from inspiration to production, allowing them to colour with confidence.
The new colours create a library of over 2100 colours, including improved cross-referencing to Pantone’s Fashion, Home + Interiors (FHI) system and allows for more design flexibility throughout the production and supply chain.
• Trend-relevant colours with tighter production links: the addition of basic colours (neutrals, tans, greys, navy and blacks) allows for additional achievability of colours throughout the design process while maintaining close proximity to upcoming trends.
• Colour accuracy – down to the DNA: 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.
• All Pantone colours online and now: designers can access all PMS Colours, including the addition of new 294 PMS colours and all FHI colours, in real-time through the Pantone Extension for Adobe Creative Cloud, available through the Adobe Exchange for Creative Cloud Marketplace.
The company is also excited to announce that designers will now be able to access and use the most up-to-date Pantone colour libraries right within the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. A new Pantone Extension for Adobe Creative Cloud allows users to search both PMS and FHI colour systems to easily convert CMYK, RGB, and Hex values to Pantone colours. In addition, users can build colour palettes of Pantone colours that can be saved and stored, allowing creative teams to share and re-use colour palettes when using the extension in Adobe Creative Cloud.
‘By integrating the full Pantone experience, including the 294 new colours added to the Graphics library into Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, the Pantone Extension for Adobe Creative Cloud delivers simple, intuitive and collaborative colour workflow management for designers,’ said Adobe Sr. Director of Partner Ecosystem, Vijay Vachani. ‘Adobe and Pantone are excited to explore more opportunities to improve the everyday lives of our shared customers.’
‘We are always attuned to the changing market and the needs of our creative customers. As a result, we are excited to create an even more efficient workflow as we roll out new colours for the graphic arts and improved cross-referencing between Pantone’s PMS and FHI colour systems,’ said Adrián Fernández, vice president and general manager of Pantone. ‘Adding the launch of the Pantone Extension for Adobe Creative Cloud to this mix will enhance the ability to identify, communicate and verify colors both physically and digitally in the Pantone universe.’