Want to know the official Pantone colors of the United States flag? It’s Pantone 186 and Pantone 288.
According to United States Embassy Stockholm:
The U.S. Government Printing Office specifies Pantone 186 and 288 for the red and blue colors of the United States flag, but Pantone specifies Pantone 193 and 281. Other sources specify Pantone 282 for blue.
I side with the U.S. Government Printing Office. I’d think they’d have the final word. Pantone is a bit cocky to think otherwise. Typical of Pantone.