Unlike Pantone, RGB is dependent on the device being used. Some devices will detect RGB colors differently than other devices. Therefore, the color will have slightly variations and differences from one device to another. Converting Pantone colors to RGB is a relatively simple process performed commonly by designers.
There are various color conversion charts available online for free that help convert the color to Pantone. Finding Pantone Color Conversion Charts online is simple with the use of search engines. These color charts include the PMS number, as well as the RGB values for the color. Simply look for the Pantone value in the chart to determine the RGB values. For example, if you are looking for PMS 120, the RGB color values would be 249 for R, 226 for G, and 127 for B. These values can be inputted into various design software, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create the colors. Some color conversion charts also include the Hex value; however, this is used for conversion to CMYK.
The reverse conversion can also be performed with the use of a color conversion chart. If an RGB color must be converted to Pantone, the same process is used for the conversion.
Tip: If you are the owner of a Pantone Matching System color book, the values for RGB, along with CMYK, are often written beside the Pantone color. Refer to the book instead of color conversion charts to convert Pantone to RGB.