Pantone adds 294 colours

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Pantone has added to its Pantone Matching System (PMS) for the first time in three years, with 294 new colours joining the library.

Pantone has added 294 new colours to its library.
Pantone has added 294 new colours to its library.

The new colours, which Pantone describes as trend-relevant, bring the total library up to 2100, including improved cross-referencing to Pantone’s Fashion, Home and Interiors (FHI) system; according to Pantone, they also allow for more design flexibility along the production and supply chain. They include basic colours such as neutrals, tans, greys, navy, and blacks.

Designers can also now access Pantone colour libraries with the latest versions of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. According to Vijay Vachani, senior director of partner ecosystem at Adobe, users can build Pantone colour palettes that can be saved and stored across 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.

“Adobe and Pantone are excited to explore more opportunities to improve the everyday lives of our shared customers,” he said.

Adrián Fernández, vice president and general manager of Pantone, said the latest Pantone colour guides have the most stable and consistent colours, which match the master standard digital data.

“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.

“Adding the launch of the Pantone Extension for Adobe Creative Cloud to this mix will enhance the ability to identify, communicate and verify colours both physically and digitally in the Pantone universe,” he said.

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