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


How Many Pantone Colours Are You Missing?

Fashion, Home + Interiors Edition

October 21, 2019

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We love that you love your guides and books from Pantone. However, colour guides and reference books don’t last forever. By updating periodically, you can ensure you have access to the widest variety of trend colours with the most accurate representation of achievable colour. Unfortunately, even the best care in the world won’t prevent colour 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 Colours 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 Colours; these books do not have the improved chromatic layout for all 2,310 colours.

Pantone’s 2003 edition marked the introduction of TPX, a complimentary guide representing Pantone Textile colours on paper, to enable designers to visualise colour 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 colours. If you are using these guides, you are missing 385 colours from the complete 2,310 Fashion, Home + Interiors colour palette.

More about the 2011 New Colours:

Those 175 new colours represented permanent additions to the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Colour System. All colour 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 colours.

How Many Pantone Colors Are You Missing (FHI)

Are these the books in your office?

In 2015, we introduced 210 new colours. If you are using these guides and textile books, you are missing 210 colours from the complete 2,310 Fashion, Home + Interiors colour 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 Colours for Textile Paper Green (TPG) and Cotton (TCX) material substrates.

In 2015 Pantone reformulated to make colours 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 colours, naming and numbering are the same as TPX colours. However, if someone is specifying colour using TPX, their guides are significantly out of date, and they should consider replacing their guides to ensure colours are visually accurate. All modern forecasts and references to Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors colours include TPG instead of TPX.

Additionally, Pantone introduced 210 New Colours to the Fashion, Home + Interiors Colour System in 2015

These 210 new colours 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 colour 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 Colours! In 2018, Pantone introduced over 400 new colours on Polyester (TSX) and Metallic effects (TPM).

How Many Pantone Colors Are You Missing (FHI)

Add 203 Polyester Colours to your textile toolkit

Our new Polyester colours 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 colours that expand your colour 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 colour in polyester, poly-blends and other synthetic materials. The new Pantone Polyester Swatch Book is composed of 203 new colours, 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 colours for designers and colourists working in apparel, textiles, and soft home. Pantone’s Polyester Swatch Book offers an easy-to-use portfolio of colour in an all-new, redesigned binder format with 2”x 2” mini swatches.
  • Polyester Swatch Cards – Individual colours in 4”x4” swatches that unfold to 4”x8” for optimal colour visualization, specification and instrumental evaluation
  • Polyester Spectral Data – exact dye recipes for each colour to help expedite achieving colour intent in production

Pantone Polyester Swatch Book, Polyester Swatch Cards and Polyester Spectral Data are now available worldwide. To learn more, visit https://store.pantone.com/uk/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 colours in a variety of formats that simplify their processes. Rather than sourcing material samples and losing time due to reproduction limitations, this new colour category enables consistent colour communication and visualisation for pearlescent and metallic finishes.

As the latest addition to the Pantone Fashion Home + Interiors colour 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 colour reference and inspiration, with a single colour displayed on each 1.75” x 6” page
  • Metallic Shimmers Color Specifier – Single-volume three-ring binder with one colour 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 colour 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/uk/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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