The world is a kaleidoscope of colour with endless possibilities, not so true for the print and digital world. When reproducing colour, there are only three major colour systems; PMS, CMYK, and RGB.
- PMS (Pantone Matching System)
- CMYK (Cyan Magenta Yellow Black)
- RGB (Red Green Blue)
Since each colour system uses different hues or varying levels of them to create the final colour you see, exact colour matching is not possible across all three systems.
For example, the simulation below shows how the colour blue can vary in tone when it is produced using either a PMS, CMYK or RGB process.