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Pantone introduces new Polyester Swatch Book with 203 colour options

Pantone has introduced the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Polyester Swatch Book, a collection of 203 vibrant and versatile colour options, providing greater utility for designers creating product in non-organic materials.

As new markets highlighting engineered materials continue to emerge, and new inorganic materials enter the market, there is an increasing desire for more saturated colours. Serving as a companion to our Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors cotton products, the new Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Polyester Swatch Book addresses this market demand for a deeper level of colouration; displaying a colour depth best achieved with a non-cotton based textile dyed system. Creating a special system of colours using dyes specifically for polyester removes the guesswork and enhances product speed to market by enabling quick and accurate reproduction of these colours in polyester as well as other synthetic fibres.

Colours in the new Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors polyester collection were curated to include the most relevant shades; from core neutrals to brilliant brights. With increased market crossover in material substrates and colours stories, it was essential that the colours assortment in our new polyester system be a comprehensive mix of colours that would be relevant across all design industries including all fashion and lifestyle focused markets as well as home furnishings.

With 203 unique, trend relevant colours for designers and colourists working in apparel, textiles, and soft home, Pantone’s Polyester Swatch Book provides an easy-to-use portfolio of colours in a binder format to support designers through their workflow and increase speed to market.

The new Swatch Book is presented in one easy to use, convenient binder, and features:

• 2x2-inch loose format poly swatches dyed in 100% warp knit polyester

• Removable swatches for easy colours selection and palette development

• Colours arranged chromatically by colours family

• Visualisation of 35 colours on each binder page

“The story of the market today is one of material innovation, something which in turn is driving the market need for greater hue intensity and trend relevant colours beyond those formulated for natural fibres,” said Laurie Pressman, Vice-President, Pantone Color Institute. “Ranging from timeless foundational neutrals to vivid eye-popping brights, the colours in our new Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Polyester Swatch Book were uniquely curated for polyester and cannot be reproduced in cotton with the same degree of clarity.

Pantone’s Polyester Standards and Swatch Book complement Pantone’s existing cotton colours, adding more highly saturated and intense colours for flexible and comprehensive multi-material design palettes and providing richer colouration that cannot be easily achieved in other substrates.

“Pantone is always looking for ways to ensure we are not only delivering on colour and colour management, but also ensuring our products are creating a seamless user-friendly experience for designers to achieve their desired look for their products,” said Adrián Fernández, Vice President and General Manager of Pantone. “We are dedicated to continuously finding ways to create products that are versatile and offer the vibrancy of colour that they need across preferred material.”