Pantone Formula Guide, Limited Edition Pantone Color of the Year 2023

Visualise and communicate colour for graphics and print


Pantone’s best-selling guide for design inspiration, colour specification, and printing accuracy—is now available as a limited edition to celebrate the Pantone Color of the Year 2023. This special edition coated and uncoated set features a beautiful soft-touch cover in PANTONE 17-1850 Viva Magenta, a fearless crimson red tone whose animated presence promotes joyousness and encourages self-expression without restraint.

Integration with Pantone® Connect for Adobe Creative Cloud allows you to access over 15,000 Pantone colours in every Pantone library. Take all of your physical Pantone colours into the digital workflows of your favourite apps, such as InDesign®, Photoshop®, and Illustrator®, and ensure colour consistency, accuracy, and from-anywhere-access. Securely save and store the colours you want in the cloud for better, streamlined sharing and collaboration.

Key Features

  • Helps ensure consistent colour reproduction in branding, logos, marketing, packaging and other graphic design applications on a range of different materials
  • Portable, handheld fan decks provide an easy on-the-go reference
  • Versatile end-to-end tool for everything from design inspiration to press check
  • Printed on most commonly used paper stock weights: 100 lb (168 gsm) coated and 80 lb uncoated (118 gsm)
  • Lighting indicator page demonstrates when lighting conditions are suitable for proper colour evaluation
  • Considered the ultimate tool for inspiring, matching and communicating colour to those in graphic design, digital design, product design and printing



  • 224 new, on-trend, market-relevant graphics colours added, plus five new Basic Colours
  • Includes 2,390 total Colours with the largest gamut in the Pantone Graphics System
  • Colours arranged in chromatic format with new colours integrated throughout the guide and top corners marked for easy reference
  • Enhanced printing process provides improved colour accuracy
  • Pantone Colours displayed with their corresponding numbers and ink formulations
  • Index in the back of the guide provides a numeric location for each colour
  • Tolerance aim < 2.0 ∆E00 to Pantone master standard reference data



  • Use for inspiration and production in designing logos, branding and marketing materials, packaging, and for additional applications such as architecture, industrial design, and manufacturing
  • Ink formulations help printers accurately achieve Pantone Spot colours on printed materials
  • Used to communicate consistent colour throughout workflow and supply chain around the world
  • Bring Colour to Life, Digitally
  • Learn how Pantone® Connect for Adobe Creative Cloud allows you to take your physical Pantone colours into your digital workflow through Adobe® Creative Cloud (InDesign®, Photoshop®, and Illustrator®).