Pantone introduces its Polyester Swatch Book

Pantone’s new Fashion, Home + Interiors Polyester Swatch Book is a collection of 203 versatile colour options presented in a convenient binder format (see below).

Pantone (Carlstadt, N.J.), a leading provider of professional colour standards for the design industry, has introduced its Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Polyester Swatch Book, a collection of 203 vibrant and versatile colour options presented in a new binder format. “As new markets highlighting engineered materials continue to emerge, and new inorganic materials enter the market, there’s an increasing desire for more saturated colours,” said Pantone. “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 in other synthetic fibres.”

Colours in the new polyester collection were curated to include the most relevant shades – from “core neutrals” to “brilliant brights.” Pantone pointed out that, with increased market crossover in material substrates, it was essential that the colour assortment in the 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 working in apparel, textiles and ‘soft home, ‘ the new polyeter swatch book provides an easy-to-use portfolio of colour in a binder format to support designers through their workflow while facilitating increased speed to market. Features include:

  • 2“x 2” loose-format swatches dyed in 100% warp knit polyester.
  • Removable swatches for easy colour selection and palette development.
  • Colours arranged chromatically by colour family.
  • Visualization of 35 colours on each binder page.
Laurie Pressman.

“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 colour beyond those formulated for natural fibres ,” said Laurie Pressman, Vice-President at the 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 can’t be reproduced in cotton with the same degree of clarity,” she added.

Adrián Fernández.

The swatch book complements Pantone’s existing cotton colours, adding more highly saturated and intense colours for flexible and comprehensive multi-material design palettes, and provides richer colouration that can’t be easily achieved with other substrates. “Pantone is always looking for ways to ensure we are not only delivering on colour and colour management, but also ensuring that our products are creating a seamless user-friendly experience for designers to achieve their desired look,” said Adrián Fernández, Vice President and General Manager of Pantone. “We’re dedicated to continuously finding ways to create products that are versatile and offer the vibrancy of colour that they need across preferred materials.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.