Introduction to Pantone Colors

Pantone is a standardized color matching system, utilizing the Pantone numbering system for identifying colors.



By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all reference a Pantone numbered color, making sure colors match without direct contact with one another.

This will ensure that the final product is the exact color you have chosen for your design.

The most commonly referenced colors are in the Pantone solids palette.


The colors are identified by three or four digit numbers, followed by a C (coated paper), U (uncoated paper), Or M (matte paper) suffix..


Originally designed for the graphics industry, the pantone solids palette is now used by a wide range of industries, and is the most commonly used palette.

If you have never seen this anywhere else, i am sure you have noticed it at a local paint shop or hardware.


Pantone Inc. is a corporation headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey. The company is best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS)

To explore the pantone colors visit the link below:

PANTONE website

Pantone color of the year for the past 16 years
PANTONE color of this Year 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity.



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