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Pantone Connect Premium

Pantone Connect is a digital platform with exclusive access to over 15,000 Pantone Colours in every Pantone Library, ensuring consistency and accuracy in branding, fashion, and product design.

Need to design a logo in Peoria but print in Paris? Create fashion in Miami, but dye fabric in Mumbai? Are you producing packaging in cities around the world, all meeting one set of specs? Pantone Connect lets you do that with colour data that can be communicated and output consistently at every stage of your design and production process.

Save colours and store them securely in the cloud, access them anywhere, and use them in all your Adobe® design programs. Share your palettes and collaborate with team members, clients, brand managers, and printers to ensure everyone in your workflow is always on the same colour page. Pantone Connect – the way to design with confidence!

Pantone Connect is available in both a free and premium version.

Key features:

  • Search any colours (ex. “blue”) or Pantone colour reference number (ex. “205 C”)
  • Pick any Pantone colours visually
  • Measure any colours in the physical world and find the closest Pantone colour match with the Color Match Card*
  • Create Palettes: save the colours you want into custom palettes for secure storage in the cloud and access them anywhere you happen to be
  • Convert RGB/CMYK/Hex/L*a*b* data to the closest Pantone Color
  • Extract the closest Pantone colour match from an image
  • See Colour Data (RGB/CMYK/Hex/L*a*b*), Colour Psychology (Shades, Harmonies), and Cross Reference against all Pantone Libraries
  • Build mood boards and extract up to 5 colours with Colour Story
  • Collaborate: Work together with teams, clients, printers, and brands to reach a shared vision and definitive colour consensus
  • Accessibility Support for colour blindness
  • Compare your colour choices against light and dark backgrounds with Light & Dark Simulations
  • Share palettes with anyone
  • Change and update shared palette in real-time

*Pantone Color Match Card sold separately (link to CM Card product) 

Pantone Connect is accessible on:

  • Web at
  • iOS & Android mobile applications
  • Adobe Extension in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Access Pantone Connect on all three platforms with a login 
  • Use up to 4 devices simultaneously 

What is Connect Premium?

It is Pantone’s app upgrade and requires a monthly or annual subscription. Premium includes all of the basic features, plus a dozen added tools to create smarter, more impactful palettes, including Extract, Convert, Color Story, Color Data, Harmonies, Trending Palettes, Color Shades, Export ASE Files, Light & Dark Simulations, and Accessibility Support. Premium also lets you save and share UNLIMITED palettes, featuring 15,000 + in-demand Pantone Colours, for use in all your Adobe® design programs.






Pantone Colour reference number



Up to 10 palettes





Trending Colours




Colour Story


Formula, Hex, RGB, L*a*b


Analyse Colour: luminance, colour blindness, light & dark modes








Cross Reference



How is Pantone Connect different from Pantone Color Manager?

Pantone Color Manager is a stand-alone, single-purchase desktop application. It is being replaced with Pantone Connect, a constantly updated, cloud-based digital platform that supports your design workflow with access to over 15,000 Pantone Colors for use in all your Adobe ® Creative ®Cloud ®programs. As a key difference, Pantone Color Manager requires an export of colour libraries into Adobe®. By contrast, Connect sits within Adobe® and allows you to iterate, search, and convert colours directly within your design files. Pantone Connect makes designing with colour a fast and easy experience. Pantone Color Manager will not be offered and will not receive tech support after 2022.


Vendor: Pantone