Pantone Adds 294 Colours to the Pantone Matching System

Since Pantone dubbed Rose Quartz — or rather, millennial pink — as the 2016 colour of the year the subtle pink has taken our feeds by storm but at last, its reign ended.

Pantone’s latest addition of 294 “trend-relevant” colours to the Pantone Matching System (PMS) includes new timeline-flooding shades (Cc: Gen-Z Yellow) that offer creative and professional benefits with a library of over 2,100 hues.

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Marking the first addition of colours to the Pantone Matching System since 2016, these new tones provide graphic and product designers, brands, printers, converters and ink manufacturers a seamless process to transition between physical and digital mediums.

“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.

Key features from the PMS addition include:

  • Trend-Relevant Colours with Tighter Production Links
  • Colour Accuracy–Down to the DNA
  • Designers access to all PMS Colours, including the addition of all-new 294 PMS colours and all FHI colours, through the Pantone Extension for Adobe Creative Cloud available through the Adobe Exchange for Creative Cloud Marketplace.

Users can also 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 & 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.”