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We're working on a design guide for a client and have run into the problem of defining the colors values.
We've found the Pantone C color and from that got the values for CMYK, RGB and HEX code.
However the RGB color looks quite off. Defining the RGB color by the cmyk values gets a much closer result in photoshop, but if you use those values in either word or powerpoint everything goes out the window.
So how do you go about getting colors right across the different mediums?
1) Is your monitor calibrated?
2) Word and Powerpoint aren't design programs, so you will always get some crossover issues.
Can you provide screengrabs? "Out the window" is very subjective!
Some clients think a 3% cyan shift is a total disaster, whereas some wouldn't realised that you've changed their logo from red to purple and turned it sideways
Set values specifically for Office apps, separately from web RGB (hex)
Hey thanks for the quick reply I thin kwe have found a fix by using the pantone bridge color book, but rather leave a reply since you took the time.
1. No my monitor aint calibrated (they just do that here for some reason)
2. Yeah we reched the conclusion to define the colors for word, powerpoint ect in each program that look close enough.
Below is the color we are tying to hit on the left and on the right what it looks like by using the RGB values from the pantone color.
the one on the left reads: #e64f21, RGB(230/79/33)