An Ode to Pantone: 40 Awesome Pantone Products
We’re no strangers to the world of Pantone. In fact, we’re a whole crew of Pantone fanatics here at Brit HQ. Way back when, we even served up a Pantone Holiday Gift Guide. But there’s so much more to the world of Pantone than toothbrushes and notebooks (though those are pretty darn awesome). Here are 40 pieces of Pantone awesomeness that you can buy, DIY, or just swoon over from afar.
1. The Pantone Hotel: Planning a trip to Europe in the near future? Then you’ll definitely want to stop by the Pantone Hotel, for a cup of coffee, a color-coordinated bike ride, or just for a few photos.
2. Pantone Universe Paint Collection: Valspar Paint has just introduced a Pantone Universe collection, and we’re pretty pumped, if for the packaging alone.
4. Pantone Notebook ($15): We’ve seen a couple of these notebooks floating around Brit HQ – they are the perfect place to brainstorm.
5. Choctone: A chocolate system based on Pantone? Yes please.
6. Pantone Coffee Cups ($20): We love the colorful cozies on these melamine cups.
7. Pantone x Behance: Pantone has teamed up with Behance to create Pantone Canvas, a olor-sorted way of browsing artwork on the Behance network. Choose any color, vary it as much as you want, and revel in all the tangerine goodness.
8. Pantone Acrylic Paints: Want to make sure what you’re painting matches what you’re printing?
9. Pantone Folding Chairs ($84): These might be the best-looking folding chairs we’ve ever seen.
10. Pantone Letraset Posters x Blues: This piece of wall art is all about old school Pantone systems.
12. Pantone Chip Nails: How awesome are these nails?
13. Printable Party Banner ($9): Hoping to turn your little ones into designers? This adorable banner will definitely help.
14. Pantone Suitcases ($168): Your luggage just got a serious design nerd upgrade.
15. Pantone Toothbrush Set ($7): Ah yes, the aforementioned toothbrushes! These would make a great linen closet treasure for guests crashing at your place.
16. Rubitone: Another item that doesn’t exist but seriously should.
17. Pantone Notebooks ($11): These notebooks are utterly adorable and perfect for showing off your absolute favorite color.
18. Pantone Sugar Bowls: A spoonful of sugar helps the designer make designs!
19. Beertone: Definitely a great gift for the beer-lovers in your life.
20. Pantone Postcards ($18): If you’re a pair of designers in love, these would make a great base for a save the date!
21. Pantone Universe Twin Markers: So. Many. Markers!
22. Pantone iPhone 5 Case ($34): It’s no DIY iPhone case, but it’ll do ;)
24. Color Swatch Baby Toy ($29): Now that is getting the geek cred in at an early age…!
25. Pantone Book Bags ($40): These basic totes are perfect for farmer’s market finds and air travel.
27. Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collection: Sephora has teamed up with Pantone to celebrate the color of the year, Emerald, with an entire beauty collection.
28. Pantone Socks: The more colorful socks, the merrier!
29. Pantone Queen Color Wheel: This genius move by the folks at Leo Burnett will forever make us appreciate the Queen’s colorful fashion choices.
30. Pantone iPad Bookcase ($80): More into the digital notebook than a paper one?
31. Set of 10 Pantone Mugs ($50): Ordering these for Brit + Co… now!
33. Pantone Stairs: Decorate your stairs with the colors you love – just make sure you label them correctly!
34. Pantone Espresso Set ($70): Who says your morning joe has to lack a sense of good design?
35. Pantone Chip Cookies: We love these! Stay tuned for our own Pantone-inspired baking hack later this week.
36. Pantone Diffusers ($19): Wait, Pantone makes aromatic air diffusers? Wow.
37. The Avengers in Pantone: This series of art cards transforms your favorite superheroes into Pantone swatches.
39. Pantone Colors Book ($9): This children’s book introduces kids to color theory the Pantone way. The book features 9 colors in 20 shades of each.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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