Pantone Skin Tone Guide


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 Pantone Skin Tone Guide - Layered. A collection of 138 skin tones.



The Pantone Skin Tone Guide 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 representation of skin colours, the library is a comprehensive visual reference of human skin tones for use in any market where skin colours are relevant.



  • Large-size swatch with central hole for easy colour evaluation and matching
  • Each Pantone Skin Tone number is comprised of a four-digit alphanumeric 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 Connect
  • Includes Pantone skin colour index



  • 138 colors numbered from 1Y01 SP to 4R15 SP
  • Each color is identified by a unique Pantone Number representing both tone and undertone
  • Colours developed to present the best colour match under D65 (Daylight 6500K) lighting



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