This Artist Pairs Pantone Colors With Real-Life Mini Matching Objects
Colors: We love ’em all. The various hues can inspire scents or be the focus of games and even allow us to feel like kids again, no matter our age. But the latest project coming from the color category of life is courtesy of Pantone shades and mini objects. Prepare for color cuteness.
Tiny PMS Match is a project from designer Inka Mathew, who takes pictures of small, everyday objects and matches them with their Pantone Matching System color. FYI, that’s where the PMS in the name comes from, not that otherPMS ;) After being mesmerized by bright blue Georgia Blue flowers in her front yard, Inka decided to see if there was a Pantone color that matched the petals. Once she discovered the Pantone shade that matched the flower, she took a photo of the Georgia Blue with the Pantone chip, and the Tiny PMS Match project began. Since then she’s found matches for lavender, a marshmallow clover hat, Skittles, a pecan, a lady bug, Ramen noodles, a clam shell and so much more using natural daylight for accuracy. We’re all about twinning, but color matching is even better.
Every matching object + Pantone chip is accompanied by a story about why they are in Inka’s life. She shares a little blurb with each duo shot, which will most likely be expanded on when a hardcover book version of the project hits shelves in spring 2016. Until that coffee table essential makes its debut, be sure to keep an eye on her Tumblr for more colorful double takes.
Which matching Pantone color mini object is your favorite? What everyday object would you want to see matched with its corresponding Pantone color? Let us know in the comments.
(Photos via Tiny PMS Match)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!