As you already know, color is very important to the
fashion industry. Therefore, learning about Pantone is important
as well. Many companies in the apparel market communicate color by
using pantone color numbers. For examples, fashion designers can
tell a factory to following pantone number 592 and they would know what
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of
X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on color and
provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and
accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The
PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color
communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.
In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone's founder,
created an innovative system for identifying, matching and communicating
colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color
matches in the graphic arts community. His insight that the spectrum is
seen and interpreted differently by each individual led to the
innovation of the PANTONE® MATCHING SYSTEM®, a book of
standardized color in fan format.
Pantone has since expanded its color matching
system concept to other color-critical industries, including digital
technology, fashion, home, plastics, architecture and contract
interiors, and paint. Today, the PANTONE Name is known worldwide as the
standard language for accurate color communication, from designer to
manufacturer to retailer to customer, across a variety of industries.
Pantone continues to develop color communication and inspirational
tools, and aggressively adopts new digital technology to address the
color needs of the creative community everywhere.
Pantone was acquired by X-Rite, Incorporated in
Each year, innumerable products and services are
sold by Pantone and its hundreds of licensees in over 100 countries in
the graphic arts, fashion, home, interior, plastics, architectural,
paint, industrial design and consumer markets.
Pantone services many industries, but who cares
about other industries? The important thing is that the color
system works for clothing, footwear, textiles, and fashion accessories.
FASHION, HOME + INTERIORS
The PANTONE FASHION, HOME + INTERIORS Color System
is a vital tool for designers in the apparel, home furnishings and
interior design industries for selecting and specifying color used in
the manufacture of textiles and fashion. The System—consisting of 2,310
colors in cotton or paper format—is ideal for assembling creative
palettes and conceptual color schemes, as well as for providing color
communication and control in the manufacturing process.
Through a partnership with Archroma, one of
the world's largest textile colorant and chemical producers, the PANTONE
SMART Color Swatch Card System enables designers and manufacturers to
expedite the color development cycle efficiently and accurately,
dramatically increasing speed-to-market and reducing costs.
The PANTONE VIEW Colour Planner is a biannual trend
forecasting tool that offers seasonal color direction and inspiration 24
months in advance for multiple usages, including menswear, women's wear,
activewear, cosmetics and industrial design. Introduced in 2004,
PANTONE VIEW Home is a comprehensive forecasting tool for the home
You may want to also learn about Pantone Universe.
PANTONE UNIVERSE is a collection of lifestyle products based on fashion
color trends for the consumer. The collection, consisting of tabletop,
stationery items, travel gear, accessories and rainwear, combines
timeless designs and modern materials with current trend colors. More
information is available at
Pantone also offers services & has resources such
as color management, lights & scales, research & development, custom
color services, and the Pantone Color Institute.