After getting a lot of requests for "What color is that thing?" I decided to put together complete color guides for the new My Little Pony TV show characters. They're intended for informational purposes only and are produced independently. In some cases the swatches are researched from the official artwork. When that's not available, I used some analysis and my swatch libraries to get within a reasonable Delta-E.
Remember to download the attached PDF file and use that for reference. Do not use the preview PNG for reference material, it's intended only for preview on DeviantArt.
This guide discusses a complete color palette for season one Princess Luna. Luna's colors were hard to decide on, because most of the options I was picking from printed color guides in overprint preview were producing something that was not to my liking in terms of differences from everything we have available on Luna. In the end, I felt the best result was to pick the best values in sRGB colorspace and let the cards fall where they may, since most users are probably just eyedropping these things anyway. Without some insight from the person who actually chose these colors in the first place, there's only so much reverse engineering can do.Note that Luna's palette has changed consdierably in Season 2. Until I get a new color guide up, read the following journal post for more information. [link]
The intent of using a standard color library (Pantone Solid Coated) is to stay within the bounds of said official artwork, plus give some consistency to colors used. This should help when sourcing supplies for non-digital work. If your application does not support color libraries, then using the eyedropper on the swatch should give you an answer. However, this means you lose the more accurate simulations available by using Overprint preview mode.
This guide is not affiliated with Hasbro in any way and is produced solely in the interest of color science. For a changelog, more long-winded explanations, and other discussions, see this forum topic: [link]