Pantone revises home textile color standards
November 3, 2003,
Pantone has revised its Textile Color System to Pantone Fashion and Home, a name and approach that more clearly identifies its 1925 color system.
"As we moved into home and architecture, we found the format needed to be changed so color could be applied specifically to product, design, sourcing and manufacturing," Herbert added.
The new approach also offers a bigger book with bigger chips of each color and a new template with Pantone textile reference numbers and English names. To standardize the color testing methods and the color approval process, the company has selected D 65 (Daylight) as the primary light source for color evaluation. This light bulb, Herbert noted, is readily available worldwide and is more stable and consistent, providing better color consistency.
The company also has upgraded the system for computer use.