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How Many Pantone Colors Are You Missing? Fashion, Home + Interiors Edition

10/21/2019

How Many Pantone Colors Are You Missing?

Fashion, Home + Interiors Edition

21 October 2019

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We love that you love your guides and books from Pantone. However, color guides and reference books don’t last forever. By updating periodically, you can ensure you have access to the widest variety of trend colors with the most accurate representation of achievable color. Unfortunately, even the best care in the world won’t prevent color from fading from exposure to light and moisture. Regular handling of pages, chips and textile swatches means that pigments can be smeared or altered. But, the most common reason for updating guides is to gain access to the most up-to-date, trend-driven Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Colors and improved product formats.

How Many Pantone Colors Are You Missing (FHI)

Do your books look like this?

If you are still using these products, not only are you missing 595 Pantone Colors; these books do not have the improved chromatic layout for all 2,310 colors.

Pantone’s 2003 edition marked the introduction of TPX, a complimentary guide representing Pantone Textile colors on paper, to enable designers to visualize color matches for hard goods, cosmetics, housewares, fashion accessories, furniture and toys.

How Many Pantone Colors Are You Missing (FHI)

Still have these books?

In 2011, we introduced 175 new colors. If you are using these guides, you are missing 385 colors from the complete 2,310 Fashion, Home + Interiors color palette.

More about the 2011 New Colors:

Those 175 new colors represented permanent additions to the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color System. All color families were expanded to include: a broader range of nuanced neutrals and mid-tones, an increased number of vibrant brights, many complex hues with greater depth and intensity, and more subdued and smoky variations of popular colors.

How Many Pantone Colors Are You Missing (FHI)

Are these the books in your office?

In 2015, we introduced 210 new colors. If you are using these guides and textile books, you are missing 210 colors from the complete 2,310 Fashion, Home + Interiors color palette and your FHI Color Guide and FHI Color Specifier do not have improved eco-friendly formulations.

How Many Pantone Colors Are You Missing (FHI)

Do these products look familiar?

If so, CONGRATULATIONS! You have the most up-to-date Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Colors for Textile Paper Green (TPG) and Cotton (TCX) material substrates.

In 2015 Pantone reformulated to make colors more sustainable

TPG replaced TPX in 2015. This move marked an environmentally-friendly shift in formulation to meet the REACH regulation in European law of eco-friendly pigments. Pantone removed all lead from our coatings, and, to clearly communicate this shift, we replaced the X with a G, meaning ‘green’ (in the environmentally-conscious way).

TPG colors, naming and numbering are the same as TPX colors. However, if someone is specifying color using TPX, their guides are significantly out of date, and they should consider replacing their guides to ensure colors are visually accurate. All modern forecasts and references to Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors colors include TPG instead of TPX.

Additionally, Pantone introduced 210 New Colors to the Fashion, Home + Interiors Color System in 2015

These 210 new colors were focused on significant market needs, addressing evolving consumer tastes. With the growing complexity and versatility of the orange family, the range was expanded to include hot and radiant tones, as well as spicy, deeper and more golden oranges. New, intensified blacks, such as PANTONE 19-4003 Onyx and PANTONE 10-3911 Black Beauty, reflect the prevalence of these shades across the fashion, home and interiors industry as a color of luxury. Blues have become more nuanced, so the palette incorporates varying degrees of watery, vibrant aquamarine blues, along with chambray blues, new takes on classic navy blues and ethereal shades that evoke feelings of calmness. The increasing appeal of pink has led to the addition of a variety of pinks spanning from softer rosier shades, such as PANTONE 18-1951 Love Potion, to those that are more vibrant, such as PANTONE 18-2045 Pink Peacock.

But wait, even if your Fashion, Home + Interiors products are up-to-date, you may still be missing new Pantone Colors! In 2018, Pantone introduced over 400 new colors on Polyester (TSX) and Metallic effects (TPM).

How Many Pantone Colors Are You Missing (FHI)

Add 203 Polyester Colors to your textile toolkit

Our new Polyester colors were specifically curated to complement our existing cotton family and expands our synthetic assortment. Multi-material design has never been easier, now with the addition of 203 unique colors that expand your color gamut.

Pantone polyester standards are ideal for athleisure, footwear, swimwear, sleepwear and the home and fashion accessories markets, as an addition to its Fashion, Home + Interiors System. Dyed on 100% polyester, these products can be effectively used for color in polyester, poly-blends and other synthetic materials. The new Pantone Polyester Swatch Book is composed of 203 new colors, ranging from timeless neutrals to eye-popping neons, which are not available in the existing cotton library and cannot be reproduced in cotton with the same degree of clarity or intensity.

Intended to complement the existing Fashion, Home + Interiors system, the polyester standards are available in three formats:

  • Polyester Swatch Book – The complete set of 203 unique, forecast-driven colors for designers and colorists working in apparel, textiles, and soft home. Pantone’s Polyester Swatch Book offers an easy-to-use portfolio of color in an all-new, redesigned binder format with 2”x 2” mini swatches.
  • Polyester Swatch Cards – Individual colors in 4”x4” swatches that unfold to 4”x8” for optimal color visualization, specification and instrumental evaluation
  • Polyester Spectral Data – exact dye recipes for each color to help expedite achieving color intent in production

Pantone Polyester Swatch Book, Polyester Swatch Cards and Polyester Spectral Data are now available worldwide. To learn more, visit store.pantone.com/eu/en/articles/product-spotlight/polyester.html.

How Many Pantone Colors Are You Missing (FHI)

More Shimmer, More Shine!

Metallic Shimmers products are intended to provide designers and production partners with a comprehensive set of colors in a variety of formats that simplify their processes. Rather than sourcing material samples and losing time due to reproduction limitations, this new color category enables consistent color communication and visualization for pearlescent and metallic finishes.

As the latest addition to the Pantone Fashion Home + Interiors color system, Pantone Metallic Shimmers are intended to complement the existing elements of the system and are available in three formats:

  • Metallic Shimmers Color Guide – Portable fan guide format for quick color reference and inspiration, with a single color displayed on each 1.75” x 6” page
  • Metallic Shimmers Color Specifier – Single-volume three-ring binder with one color per full page of perforated 20mm x 30 mm chips to add to mood boards, product sketches or provide to production partners
  • Metallic Shimmers TPM Sheet – Full 8.5 x 11” sheets of color that enable easy communication, specification, and evaluation throughout the production process

Pantone Metallic Shimmers Color Guides, Color Specifiers and TPM Sheets are now available worldwide. To learn more, visit https://store.pantone.com/eu/en/articles/product-spotlight/more-shimmer-more-shine-with-pantone-metallic-shimmers-for-product-hard-home-and-fashion-accessories-design.html.


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