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Pantone Unveils 2014 Fashion Color Report

One thing I love about fashion reports is how they spur excitement for an upcoming season, especially when that season means the end of winter (for those of you that giggled at “winter,” I’m jealous). And another is getting to preview the color choices designers have made for their upcoming collections. PANTONE has released...

Pantone Universe Products For Your Home

If you can’t get enough Pantone, the Pantone Universe line of home products sold at JCPenney is for you. From Purple Magic bath towels and Tangerine Tonal shower curtains to Green Daquiri bed sheets and Blue Topaz pillow cases, the line brightens any bathroom or bedroom. Many of the products are available in the...

Pantone Pairings Mix Color And Cuisine

Some things are simply better together. Take peanut butter and jelly (or, PB&J if you prefer) for example. Spread the salty paste across bread without its sugar-filled counterpart and you’re bound to experience a stuck-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth crisis. Cover an English muffin with gooey grape goodness, and your breakfast sacrifices the protein to keep you from...

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Color Inspiration: Orla Kiely

method and Orla Kiely have teamed up again to offer a line of soaps this spring that are just as pretty as they are effective. Last year, these bottles sold out fast, so keep your eyes peeled this time around. Spring is right around the corner and, along with milder weather, we have great...

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Color Inspiration: Recycled Bench

This colorful bench is an example of radical recycling, putting together a vintage truck tail gate, license plates and some wood. You can read the story about its fabrication here. On a cold and rainy day, this bright bench in the sunshine reminds me that summer is not so far away. The color palette...

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Best of the Blog 2012: Color Inspiration: Vintage Wallpaper

This vintage wallpaper design is part of the collection at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. While the museum undergoes significant renovations, they’ve asked  curators, scholars and Master’s students to share their favorite objects from the collection in a website feature called Object of the Day. This wallpaper pattern was designed in 1948 by legendary...

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Color Inspiration: DIY Gift Card Envelope

Designer Cathe Holden often posts wonderful how-to projects on her blog Just Something I Made. This delightful gift card/cash envelope is made from a vintage-style popcorn bag. While this color palette is certainly carnival inspired, the other elements in the image soften the palette and make is appropriate for other applications. (You can download...

Color Inspiration: Dog Shaming

If you like dogs and you want a good belly laugh, check out Dog Shaming. Even though this particular dog was especially hard on this colorful rug, the image is priceless. The color palette is quite masculine and refined. (Not sure about the dog!) (You can download this color palette as an Adobe .ase...