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How you can use Pantone’s color of the year

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By Alice Truong

Deputy editor

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

Thirsty for more Marsala, Pantone’s color of the year for 2015?

Known for its proprietary color matching system, Pantone doesn’t make it easy to find RGB, CMYK, and hexadecimal equivalents for its swatches. But if you’re a designer looking to add a splash of Marsala—Pantone color 18-1438—to your portfolio, or a Tumblr user looking to update your background, we’ve got you covered.

  • RGB, the color mode (red, green, blue) used for electronic displays: 150, 79, 76
  • CMYK, the color mode (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) for print: 25, 77, 64, 11
  • Hex, the color code used for the web: #955251

Note that non web-safe colors (as Marsala is) might look slightly different depending on the display.

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