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Why Polyester?

03/06/2019

Pantone Polyester Standards - Feel A New Color Movement Pantone Polyester Standards - Feel A New Color Movement

Why Polyester?


Pantone Polyester Standards - Polyester Swatch Book

As new markets highlighting engineered materials continue to emerge, and new inorganic materials enter the market, there is an increasing desire for more saturated colours; colours beyond those formulated for natural fibers; colours whose appearance displays greater hue intensity. Our new Pantone Polyester Standards address this need and demand for a deeper level of colouration.

Developed with dyes specifically for polyester, these 203 colours are of a distinct difference from our cotton formats; displaying a colour depth best achieved with a non-cotton-based textile dyed system. There are many colours in our new polyester collection that could not reproduce on cotton with the same degree of clarity or intensity.

Creating a special collection of colours using dyes specifically for polyester removes the guesswork, allowing you to reproduce these colours quickly and effortlessly in polyester, as well as other synthetic fibers.

All 203 PANTONE Polyester colour references are arranged by colour family in a single-volume binder. Each 5 x 5 cm double-layered, unbacked mini-swatch is removable making palette development easy.

Each PANTONE Polyester colour reference is also available in individual 10 x 10 cm Swatch Cards and can be supported by Global QTX spectral data.

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Curating the Colour Selection


As with all of our Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors colour palettes, our new Polyester collection was curated to include the most relevant shades; from timeless neutrals to eye-popping neons. To provide designers with the most sought-after shades, we focused on areas of significant market importance and colour trend movement. The consideration of how multiple industries view the colours was key, and balance was a primary factor when making our colour selection. With increased market crossover in material substrates and colour stories, it was essential that the colour assortment in our new polyester system be a comprehensive mix of colours that would be relevant across all design industries including fashion and all fashion and lifestyle driven markets, as well as home furnishings.

We continue to be committed to our clients, introducing palettes that are relevant, trend forward, and meeting the colour needs of our users. Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors: the right colours on the right materials. Be on Colour.

Explore a variety of options for colour expression with trend palettes inspired by our PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner seasonal trend forecasts:

Modern Wanderlust

Cool Jaded teal and pale wheat Pancake Batter come together to cool off a palette of hot sizzling brights including an Exuberant Orange, buoyant blue Spring Break, lush green Irish Jig and theatrical Berry Pinwheel.

Pantone Modern Wanderlust Palette Pantone Modern Wanderlust Palette

Colour Harmonies

Pantone Modern Wanderlust Color Harmonies

Palette inspired by PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Nest.

Pantone Modern Wanderlust Palette Pantone Modern Wanderlust Palette

Fresh Life

Channeling environmental concerns, a grouping of colours emblematic of a fresh and cool land and waterscape display a naturally effervescent feeling. A sharp Lime Zest, fresh Powdered Sugar and Candied Yam inject a bright and distinctive contrast.

Pantone Fresh Life Palette Pantone Fresh Life Palette

Color Harmonies

Pantone Fresh Life Color Harmonies

Palette inspired by PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner Spring/Summer 2020 The Sea.

Pantone Fresh Life Palette Pantone Fresh Life Palette

About the New Colours


Pantone Polyester Standards - Feel A New Color Movement
  • Ideally suited for synthetic materials, our 100% polyester colour standards serve as complements to Pantone Textile Cotton System (TCX) and Pantone Textile Nylon System (TN) colour standards
  • Uniquely curated colours across all colour families meet the market demand for athleisure, footwear, swimwear, sleepwear, fashion accessories, and home furnishings markets
  • Swatch Cards feature unbacked, double-layered fabric for ideal colour visualization and measurement
Pantone Polyester Standards - Feel A New Color Movement
  • All colours are backed by Spectral Data for fast, easy, and accurate production matches
  • Pantone’s material selection, global availability, and speed-to-market keep you one step ahead of the competition