Pantone Up Your Life!

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Pantone’s extensive color chart Did you know that Pantone, used by painters, fashion designers, graphic artists, and countries (to standardize the color of national flags), was in the 1950’s a commercial printing company? I read online that “it wasn’t until a part-time hire in 1956 that the color and ink …

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Pantone’s extensive color chart

Did you know that Pantone, used by painters, fashion designers, graphic artists, and countries (to standardize the color of national flags), was in the 1950’s a commercial printing company?

I read online that “it wasn’t until a part-time hire in 1956 that the color and ink division took off. Lawrence Herbert, a newly graduated college student who worked for Pantone, was acquainted with chemistry – which became a paramount skill when systematically producing and matching colors. Herbert’s technique was deemed The “Pantone Matching System.” It standardized colors using ratios similar to the way a baker measures out ingredients to come to a consistent result every time.”

For today’s post, I thought it’d be fun to share creative ways of bringing Pantone into different aspects of your life. Here is my top-seven list (in no particular order):

1. Pantone Wallpaper
This looks like the perfect wallpaper for a creative studio. Who doesn’t love to be embraced by color?

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Designer unknown


2. Pantone Skateboards

‘Made just for fun’ says Russian designer Pavel Kulinksky, the man behind this neat idea.

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by Pavel Kulinsky

3. Pantone Hotel
This newly opened Pantone Hotel in south-central Brussels was created by interior designer Michel Penneman and architect Olivier Hannaert. The bar also serves color-coded cocktails: ‘Pink Champagne Pantone 12-1107’ or ‘Daiquiri Green 12-0435’, anyone?

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by interior designer Michel Penneman and architect Olivier Hannaert


4. Pantone Folding Chairs

Clean, simple and good-looking. What color will you sit on today?

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by Italian firm Seletti

5. NO Pantone Pillows
Conceived by Andreia Constantino, this geeky interior design accessory will become the splash of color that will make your living room pop!

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by Andreia Constantino

6. Pantone Beer
Spanish creative agency Txaber proposed a beer packaging design concept that pairs the color of each type of beer with its corresponding Pantone shade. Are we thirsty yet?

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by Spanish design company Txaber


7. Pantone Perfume

How does Pantone Red 032C smell like? The Pantone brand applied to beauty package design yields an elegant perfume that is hard to resist. Can you picture its slogan? I am made of Blue Sky PMS 298 M and Golden Light 107 C, and I will feel this way.

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by Ron Hahn

BONUS: Pantone Queen Color Wheel
An odd salute to the Queen by the folks at Leo Burnett, it should make you appreciate the Queen’s colorful fashion choices.

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by Pantone and Leo Burnett London

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