A Pantone shade is a part of a numbering system used to match and identify colours. Pantone colours have the ability to be replicated exactly. Large companies have specific shades of a colours referred to by a pantone shade number. Example, Coca Cola would have a specific shade of red. These pantone colours are identified by a numbering system which contains 3 or 4 numbers followed by a suffix such as C(Coated), U(Uncoated) or M(Matte Paper). Yes you can give us a pantone shade number, Hex (colour) code. A point to note is that Paper and fabric pantone numbers differ as the medium of printing is different.