Pantone for the Textile Design workflow

If you’re working in apparel, textiles or other soft goods, the Pantone Fashion, Home +Interiors System
is the right one for you.

The Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors System is the global leader in colour standards for the fashion industry. Designers know that when they specify with Pantone, the colour they intend can be achieved. Each of the colours in the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color System is easily reproducible, as it contains only dyestuffs that are globally available, approved, and optimised for colour constancy and colourfastness.

Pantone choose a cotton standard, the designer’s preferred material of choice, because it is the most stable and versatile material, enabling it to be more accepted as a colour standard across a wider variety of material applications.

The heart of the FHI System is the swatch card. In fact, it is the standard which every other FHI product references. Made on double-layered fabric to the most exact colour specifications in the industry, the Pantone Swatch Card has been formulated for colour fastness and colour constancy.

There are 2,625 colours in the Pantone FHI System, available in a variety of formats, for every need and price point. All of the Pantone FHI colours on cotton are also available as lacquered coating, so you can match your textiles to coated buttons, zippers, trimmings, and accessories. Also great for leather!  

The most popular FHI colours are also available in plastics.

Colour in the textile design workflow

1. Get inspired

Cotton colour references – Find a colour that speaks to you

Bring all 2,526 colours wherever you go with the Cotton Passport! The accordion-style format makes it easy to see all Pantone colours at once. It’s also the most affordable colour standard tool on the market.

Color guide for pigments & coatings

All 2,526 FHI colours on cotton are also available as lacquered coating. Match your textiles to coated buttons, zippers, trimmings, and accessories. Also great for leather!

Capsure – Save colours for later!

Sometimes you unexpectedly find the perfect colour during your day-to-day life. Pantone Capsure device can help you accurately measure and save colours that inspire you.

2. Start creating

Pantone Studio – all the Pantone colours are available in digital format

Pantone Studio can help you extract colours from images, find colour harmonies, and build palettes, then export them directly into your design software, so they’re waiting when you return to your desk.

Palette Development tools –
colour is fun, play with it!

Perforated colour chips let you work directly with your palettes, giving you greater confidence in your selections. We recommend that Pantone Solid Chips or Sticker Chips of your desired colour always accompany artwork and design files, to show precise colour intent to strive for on-press.

Monitor Calibration –
because your eyes can deceive you

Calibration tools allow you to view colour with confidence, on-screen, on your projector, and your prints. We recommend you use X-Rite calibration tools

Cotton swatch cards –
Ready to bring your designs to life?

You’ve spent a lot of time and effort on your design choices. Using Swatch Cards provides an exact, achievable colour standard, so you never have to compromise!


Lighting evaluation – How can you be sure you’re seeing your colour in the right light?

Lighting indicator stickers and viewing booths ensure you’re always evaluating under proper conditions.

When comparing colour during your product and print development projects, be sure to evaluate under the light source for the intended final production.