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pantone Pantone STG201 Skintone Guide

Pantone STG201 Skintone Guide

A comprehensive visual reference of human skin tones.

Product Features
  • 110 skin tone colors identified by a unique Pantone number.
  • Large-size swatch with central aperture for easy color evaluation & matching.
  • Reverse of swatch has mock perforation to allow color to be shared.
  • Digital values available in PANTONE color manager software.
  • Includes color index.

The Pantone Skin Tone Guide is an exciting new collection of 110 skin tone shades for inspiration and use in any application where skin tone needs to be matched to a color standard. This was created by scientifically measuring thousands of actual skin tones across the full spectrum of human skin types. Specially formulated to be the closest physical representations of skin colors, the library is a comprehensive visual reference of human skin tones for use in any market where skin colors are relevant.


  • Large-size swatch with central hole for easy color evaluation and matching
  • Each Pantone SkinTone number is comprised of a four-digit alpha numeric number. The first two positions reflect the hue or undertone of the skin. The second two positions represent the tone or lightness and darkness of the skin.
  • Digital values available in Pantone Color Manager Software
  • Includes color index
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