Pantone, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, today announced the addition of 84 new colours to its PANTONE® PLUS SERIES, as well as Artist Edition covers, which will be available on a selection of popular PLUS SERIES guides.


Bringing the total number of colours in the PLUS SERIES to 1,755, the 84 colour additions incorporate a broader range of blushes and pinks, as well as a wider variety of vibrant blues, greens and violets. The new colours will be available in coated and uncoated formats and are printed on text-weight paper to match popular print specifications. These colours, along with the 336 colours introduced in 2012, have been integrated into the colour sequencing for a chromatic arrangement.


“For over fifty years, Pantone has been committed to offering colour tools that inspire and support designers in their efforts to create brilliant, memorable work,” said Karen Lantelme, director of creative marketing at Pantone. “The 84 new colours, combined with the Artist Edition cover selections, further extends our commitment to designers and celebrates colour’s profound impact on design.”

The Artist Edition covers feature the work of two artists from PANTONE Canvas. The PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE and PANTONE SOLID CHIPS will feature covers showcasing works of art from designer Tímea Andorka’s project, “Optics/Chromatics.” To optimise visual impact, the Coated and Uncoated FORMULA GUIDE will each feature one of the images, divided across the seven guides. The SOLID CHIP Coated and Uncoated binders will each be wrapped in one of the works of art PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE® Coated and Uncoated will feature Artist Edition covers inspired by designer Yo Az. Each guide will feature one image from his vibrant and illustrative project entitled, “Rainbow.”


The limited-edition PANTONE PLUS SERIES Guides, including the 84 new colours, are available immediately and can be purchased from the Pantone website. Value bundles, including PANTONE ESSENTIALS and PORTABLE GUIDE STUDIO and the REFERENCE LIBRARY now include Artist Edition covers, as well as updated covers on several other guides including, PREMIUM METALLICS Coated, METALLICS Coated, PASTELS & NEONS Coated, CMYK Coated & Uncoated and the STARTER GUIDE Coated & Uncoated. Each will also feature a PANTONE-branded carry case that can easily store up to 10 PANTONE guides.