Pantone is known as the world authority on colour. Their standardized colour reference system is used throughout the design industry. I always enjoy flipping through the Pantone colour reports for inspiration and ideas, and to learn which shades will be the next trend. Just check out the Pantone report for spring 2011.
Pantone has made the leap into lifestyle with funky collectables, including coffee mugs and espresso cups, notebooks and totes. You may already recognize the coffee mugs from design shops; I can attest they make a thoughtful gift for design-minded friends (I was gifted a Pantone “Grape” 520C mug).
The graphic metal tins would make perfect clutter catchers in a kid’s room, while these standard aluminum folding chairs get a stylish upgrade with the help of Pantone reference codes. Not only are they a cool, colourful seating option for an office or kitchen, they look pretty great on the wall, too.
+ Set of 10 PANTONE mugs – original blend of best selling colours £72 at W2 Products
+ Whitbread Wilkinson Pantone 10 Pack of Mugs in Mixed Colors $110 USD at Velocity
+ Pantone Colour Chair £54 at The Holding Company
+ Pantone Colour Tin Box £17 at The Holding Company