Pantone Colours


Pantone began in New York City in the 1950s as the commercial printing company


The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a standardized color reproduction system. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another.

Pantone colors are described by their allocated number (typically referred to as, for example, “PMS 130”). PMS colors are almost always used in branding and have even found their way into government legislation and military standards


The idea behind the PMS is to allow designers to “color match” specific colors when a design enters production stage.


This system has been widely adopted by graphic designers and reproduction and printing houses.


Pantone Codes normally have the format of 263C (Example only)


Pantone colours are used in many industries, primarily printing, though sometimes in the manufacture of coloured fabric, and plastics therefor spray paint and Pantone colour aerosols to replicate these colours have started to become more sought after.


Martin Brown Paints have been supplying quality paint products for over fifty years and our Pantone colours supplied in aerosol spray paint cans, emulsion or industrial paints are no exception