2022 Colour of the Year Formula Guide - Coated/Uncoated (Pre-Order Now)


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2022 Colour of the Year Formula Guide


Our best-selling guide for design inspiration, colour specification, and printing accuracy—now available as a limited edition to celebrate the Pantone Color of the Year 2022. This special edition coated and uncoated set features a beautiful soft-touch cover in PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, a warm and friendly blue hue whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity. Inside, you’ll find a full page of Very Peri, more about why we selected the colour for 2022, and a complete history of the past Pantone Colours of the Year.



  • Two portable, handheld fan decks printed on coated and uncoated paper
  •  Printed on the most commonly used paper stock weights (100 lb for coated and 80 lb for uncoated)
  • Soft-touch cover with exclusive additional pages, plus a decorative box in Color of the Year
  • Lighting Indicator page demonstrates when lighting conditions are suitable for colour evaluation



  • 294 trend- and market-relevant graphics colours just added, including PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year
  • Includes 2,161 total Spot Colours - the largest colour gamut in the Pantone Graphics system
  • Colours arranged in chromatic format, with new colour pages marked at top corners and integrated throughout the guide
  • Colours available for specification in most digital design software
  • Enhanced printing process for improved colour accuracy
  • Each colour displayed with its corresponding number and ink formulation
  • Index in the back of the guides provides the numeric location for each colour
  • Tolerance aim <2dE to our master standard data



  • Use for the design of logos and branding, marketing materials, packaging, and other graphics applications
  • Ink formulations help printers accurately achieve Pantone Spot colors on printed materials
  • Used around the globe for communicating consistent color throughout workflow and supply chain