I am designing apparel for women. What is the best pantone selection in the color books to get accurate colors. For instance I have swatches of yarn, black is 500, Turquoise is 870 and navy is 839. I want to use the correct pantone selection in color books; there are many such as pantone solid coated or pantone solid matte etc. Which one do I use?
Are you referring to the physical pantone color swatch booklets, or the pantone color books inside of Photoshop when you go to color picker and select [libraries]?
Are the numbers you are referring to numbers from a pantone color book? Are they pantone colors and you're not sure what specific book they come from?
If you could give a brief sketch of your workflow (what software you're using to make designs, what output media it goes to: print, web, etc.) that might help us figure out a solution.
Thank you very much for your response. I am learning Illustrator because I am designing knit clothing for women. I intend to sketch and design directly in Illustrator once I become more proficient with the program. I will get my work flow and the information on the swatches organized so I do not confuse the issue, lol.
Thank you again, I am very green and all your help is very much appriciated. I will get back to you soon.