Pantone does not provide a defined cross-reference between colour data and solid Pantone colours, however, you can use Adobe Photoshop to enter the values and cross-reference to Pantone Libraries. Photoshop will default to the closest mathematical colour. The steps to do this are as follows:
- From the main toolbar, click the foreground/background colour square to launch the Adobe Colour Picker
- Type the desired values into the text boxes provided. Note the change in colour on the picker window.
- Click the Colour Libraries button
- Select your desired Pantone library from the drop list
- Photoshop will display a range of seven colours, with one colour outlined with a black border. This is the default colour which is closest to the values entered
- It is important to note that the above results are mathematical, and are also dependent upon the colour settings used in Photoshop. Results should always be compared to a current Pantone guide or book to ensure accurate colour.