After Eddy Hagen pointed out in this posts, that there were some major colour deviations between the brand new PANTONE Solid Coated Guide 2023 and the previous version especially for the PANTONE 2635 C, I was curious to lookup the same colours in the new PANTONE Color Bridge Coated Guide of 2023 and compare the colours with the previous version.
I measured a dE00 of 8,15 between the two colours that Eddy mentioned, which is really far apart from how accurate PANTONE colours should match between the different PANTONE guides.
Even on the first glance it was clear, that there are not only large deviations in the Solid Coated PANTONE Colours, but as well in the colour swatches with the CMYK equivalents.
I have measured both PANTONE fandecks with an i1 Pro2 and Babelcolor in M2 D50/2° and compared the measurements in Delta-E2000.
The maximum deviation of two PANTONE Solid Coated C Colours is Delta-E00 of 7,01, the maximum deviation of two PANTONE Color Bridge CMYK Colours is Delta-E00 of 5,67.
The lowest DeltaE00 of all PANTONE Colours of that specific page is the one of the PANTONE base colour PANTONE Violet C. That might take into account, that the change in recipies might account for more deviations than anticipated by PANTONE.
We compared the current 2023 version PANTONE Color Bridge Guide with the predecessor version of the guide. Both version are official PANTONE versions in March 2023 and are both being sold on the PANTONE online shop.