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Pantone Adds Hundreds of New Colors to Its Library

Pantone, the colorization tool used by designers worldwide, has added another 294 hues to its already massive cache of color.

On Tuesday, the company announced its latest additions, marking the first time new variations have been added to the collection since 2016. Pantone’s range now includes more than 2,100 colors.

The new additions include more neutrals, like tans, grays, navy and blacks, among other options. Pantone says its latest guides offer the most “stable and consistent” versions of its printed colors, ensuring parity between its master standard digital data and the physical representations.

Pantone also announced improvements in cross-referencing to its Fashion, Home and Interiors (FHI) system, which gives designers greater flexibility throughout production and supply chain processes.

Designers will have access to all of Pantone Matching System’s (PMS) colors, including the 294 new ones, through the Pantone extension for Adobe Creative Cloud. The new colors can be seen in the latest versions of Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, and can easily convert CMYK, RGB and Hex values to Pantone colors. Once designers build up their color palettes, they can easily share them with their creative teams and re-use them on future projects, saving time.

“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 colors for the graphic arts and improved cross-referencing between Pantone’s PMS and FHI color systems,” said Adrián Fernández, Pantone vice president and general manager. “Adding the launch of the Pantone  Extension for Adobe Creative Cloud to this mix will enhance the ability to identify, communicate and verify colors both physically and digitally in the Pantone universe.”

The integration of the full Pantone library—including its newest additions—into the graphics library in its suite of products will help deliver “simple, intuitive and collaborative color workflow management for designers,” said Vijay Vachani, Adobe’s senior director of partner ecosystem.