color huesday: pms and mother nature…a match made in heaven

Today we are not going to talk about how you can relieve your PMS by taking a walk in field of daisies. Or which PMS relief drugs will make you feel as though you are a daisy, swaying in the mid-day breeze (if anyone finds that one, let me know). Instead we bring you color! Let’s look at how PMS (Pantone Matching System) pairs with good old Mother Nature and inspires fresh color palettes. For those who don’t know, PMS is a standardized color reproduction system widely used by graphic designers and print houses. This system allows you to specify colors by indicating the Pantone name or number. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another.

Sweet.

We created a collection of patterns called “The Shore.” Inspired by sand and sea, this color palette has the feeling of fresh sea air and heat of the sun. Those cute little pinchy lobsters make me smile.

Another collection we have called “Juicy Blossoms” is inspired by the feeling you have when you are in a garden. I love the way this small palette can be expanded into so many happy patterns. This is what it feels like to sit on a bench in a garden, surrounded by beautiful flowers, and taking in the fragrance and enjoying the quiet. Let’s go make some lemonade…

This entry was posted on 03/1/11 and is filed under color inspiration, inspiration, random goodies. Tags: , ,