Whether you’re redecorating your dining room or choosing table linens for your wedding, matching colors to your color palette isn’t always the easiest task, especially when you’re trying to match colors from a computer screen.

With that in mind, we wanted to try and make the process a little easier and a little less stressful. We now have Pantone color numbers next to the fabric colors on our Basic Polyester Solids and Cottunique fabrics, and we’ll be adding color numbers to the Spun Polyester Solids soon. To view the numbers, click the color wheel in the “Fabric Info” section of the page. You’ll see each fabric colors’ equivalent Pantone number next to the color swatch box on that screen.

Why Pantone numbers? Here’s a great article from Apartment Therapy about the history and significance of Pantone. In the 1960s Pantone developed a matching system to help keep colors consistent, and the system worked so well, it became the standard for many design companies. If you have a smartphone, you can even download the myPantone app to help you keep track of your color palette and match colors!

We still recommend that you order fabric samples before you purchase (you can order as many as you need for free, just pay $1.95 for shipping,) but we hope that having the Pantone numbers available will make your selection easier.

If you’re still having trouble matching or choosing colors, give our office a call. Our sales representatives are happy to help you narrow down the options.