The Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors System

Work in apparel, textiles or other soft goods? This is the place for you!

The Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors System is the global leader in color standards for the fashion industry. Here’s why so many trust Pantone:

Pantone is the global standard.

Pantone has been a partner to the design community and their production partners for more than thirty years. We are immediately available on-demand through an international distribution network covering more than 75 countries. When a designer in one country communicates and specifies in Pantone, they know without question their color intent will be immediately understood by their production partners across the world, making color management easier and more reliable.

Cotton is the most reliable standard.

Designers know when they specify with Pantone, the color they intend can be achieved. Each of the colors contained in the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color System is easily reproducible, as we use only dyestuffs that are globally available, approved, and optimized for color constancy and colorfastness. We choose a cotton standard, the designer’s preferred material of choice, because it is the most stable and versatile material. It is these qualities that enable cotton to be more accepted as a color standard across a wider variety of material applications.

We have multiple material formats.

Our formats lend themselves to the greatest color utility, making it easy for designers to find the color they desire. For those designers who are working across materials, Pantone offers the ability to color match textiles, plastics, printed materials, pigments, and coatings. Whether it’s our cotton swatch cards for textiles and apparel development or our paper chips for trimmings and leather goods, designers can choose the format that’s right for them.

Pantone has the right colors.

Our global team of color trend forecasters and color scientists are steeped in color knowledge across all areas of product design, from fashion and furnishings to beauty and branding. Our trend team not only influences the new colors that we bring into our palettes, they also influence the color direction for key material trade fairs around the world.

We manage color visually and scientifically.

Our parent company, X-Rite, helps ensure color accuracy through the supply chain via hardware and software that scientifically measures color. Their toolset includes a wide range of spectrophotometers, inline measurement and scanning instruments, formulation & quality control software, and 3D virtualization technology. X-Rite Pantone is the only global one-stop-shop that can address all design, technical, and quality control needs in color.

The heart of our system is the swatch card…

The SMART Swatch Card is at the center of the Fashion, Home + Interiors system. In fact, it is the standard which every other FHI product references. Made on double-layered fabric to the most exacting color specifications in the industry, the Pantone Swatch Card has been formulated for color fastness and color constancy. And, 2,310 colors are supported by spectral data, so you can be confident your final product will match your vision.

On the Go

Bring all 2,310 FHI colors wherever you go with the Cotton Passport! The accordion-style format makes it easy to see all Pantone colors at once. It is also the most affordable color standard tool on the market.

At Your Desk

The Pantone Cotton Planner puts all 2,310 colors in a single binder for easy reference at your desk.

In the Studio

Go hands-on with our removable cotton formats. Cotton Chip Set and Swatch Library allow you to build color palettes with ease. Cotton Swatch Library is the only reference featuring cotton fabric in a double layered and un-backed 2” x 2” format, housing the largest and truest representation of each Pantone Color.

With Production

Double-layered, un-backed fabric Swatch Cards on a non-optically brightened paper card. The definitive color standard for specification and production.

In need of a bright idea? Play with pop. - NYLON BRIGHTS

When it is time to get loud, 21 neon shades on nylon help you make a bold statement.

Or to match to other materials… Color Guide for Pigments & Coatings

All 2,310 FHI colors on cotton are also available as lacquered coating. Match your textiles to coated buttons, zippers, trimmings, and accessories. Also great for leather!

Plastic Standard Chips

Our most popular FHI colors are also available in plastics, perfect for matching your textiles to plastic buttons, zippers, trimmings, and accessories.