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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pantone Colors

I am in love with these pantone mugs. What a great way to add color to your cup collection...it even has the pantone number for each different color! Such creative minds out there.





**side story: Back when I was a sophomore up at school, I was in my second semester of my advertising program and I decided to apply for a job with the design department (creating posters/brochures etc. distributed throughout campus). Anways {long story short} during the interview the guy asked me what the difference was between pantone and cmyk colors. I was stumped..."um-cmy-pan-huh?!" He looked at me like "wait...your studying design and you don't know what that is?!" To my credit, I was ONLY in my second semester...how was I suppose to know right?! Needless to say I did NOT get the job. To top it off...guess what I learned about a week later--yep PANTONE and CMYK. Go figure?!  :-)

So if any of you are wondering (don't blame you if you aren't...haha) Pantone is a set of standard colors for printing, each has a specific color. Usually it's more vibrant and accurate and tends to present a crisper, graphic quality. CMYK color allows more color possibilities, but sometimes a poor print job or color mixture can result in duller, less accurate colors.


Here are some of my favorite Pantone colors as of lately...apparently the fashion trend for spring 2012 is tangerine (and colors similar to it)...which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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31 comments:

  1. I think all of us have cringe worthy moments during interviews :-)

    Love the fresh colours!

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  2. Very informative, I didn't know the difference between the two. I love the fresh color palette, it makes me crave Spring even more!

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  3. Ohh yes I love these! I've never heard of this collection! So pretty. :)

    Sam

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  4. I LOVE those mugs! Beautiful! And thank you so much for your sweet comment over yonder on my blog. Those canvases above my little girl's crib I actually made. I just painted the canvas and glued on birds I cut out from fabric and voila! Glad you approved :)

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  5. I can't get enough of color!! I need these!!

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  6. These mugs are awesome! A friend of mine has them and I love having tea with her and using the different colors.

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  7. So cute! Would love a cupboard full of them. I have always wanted these pantone boxes (http://www.dickblick.com/products/pantone-metal-storage-boxes/) They look so fun!

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  8. these are cute! and i love the bright colors!!

    allister bee blog

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  9. They are so cute! It would be so fun to collect a set and have ombre mugs at home!

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  10. Thank you so much for saving us all from the possibility of an pantone interview experience :) These are so lovely!

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  11. How pretty. I learned something new today - yay!

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  12. I have a Pantone mug! 186 C...I feel like a huge design dork drinking my coffee out of it & working :) I want to build up my collection though!

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  13. Oh Aarean...I agree I am loving the citrus colors right now! :)

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  14. I love these!! So bright and cheering!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  15. Ohh I love these! Pantone is my favorite, I saw some place mats the other day as well!

    PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

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  16. the color selection is to die for

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  17. Very educational post, I don't know the difference between pantone and cmyk either.

    Lovely mugs. They are super bright.

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  18. Count me among the ones who had no idea of the difference :) Thats interesting though, and a good little tidbit to have on hand.

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  19. I totally learned about CMYK my freshman year but I must admit I've totally forgotten what it was.

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  20. How cool are these coffee cups? I'm a huge fan of Pantone, love this!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying HI:) Super sweet of you!

    A Blog of Life & Everything in Between!

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  21. Oh my goodness I am in love with your blog and all of the colors! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. By chance do you allow guest posts? I'd love to contribute a colorful post sometime if possible! Thanks love!

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  22. Oh loving those green and yellow coffee cups! Thanks for the lesson on Pantone! Also, I'm having a giveaway at my blog if you would like to enter :)

    Bennett Love
    www.callie-lynch.blogspot.com

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  23. oh how fun would a bunch of these clustered together in your kitchen be! love

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  24. Love these mugs!! I love all the pantone colors especially the newest color this year!

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  25. LOVE these!! What a neat idea. This is my first time by your blog - it's so cute and inspiring. :)

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  26. Wow these are great! I've always loved Pantone's products, I've been wanting their box of postcards for FOREVER. Thanks for the comment on my blog!

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  27. Ooh! Love this! And I really love the concept of your blog, color is such an important factor to everything! (P.S. you just became my newest follower, and now I'm yours...) Very cool site!

    Abby

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