So here is what i did: i picked flowers from the beautiful hydrangea bush in my garden and matched them with Pantone postcards (this is where i got mine).
To my surprise i found as many as 12 matching colours in one bush!
Here’s the thing i’ve been saying for years:
Pretty things make happy people!
I mean as in seeing pretty things, not owning or buying of things. Colours do absolutely make me happy (more proof here).
Some googling tells me that most people rely on sight first, that is certainly true for me. And of course, what you sense, influences your feelings… That’s why seeing pretty things makes my heart leap. Now imagine this: combining two things you love! How happy would that make you? It totally made my day to combine colour and pretty graphics (and playing with flowers). Pantone cards are such a reference in the wonderful world of colour and so simply designed, what’s not to love about them? Since i had so much fun and satisfaction doing this, i decided i was going to challenge myself:
take 100 pantone postcard photos!
No doubles, no cheating, every card once!
I will use #mypantone100 to share the happiness. If you want to join the challenge: feel free. The more the merrier… my eyes twinkle already.
OH BOY! I just found out that “colors make me happy” is a Barney song! (You either know what i mean and roll your eyes at this or you’re very curious. In the second case: click here, but i wouldn’t do it if i were you!).
In case Pantone does not ring a bell: here’s a bit of info: for over 50 years, Pantone has been the world-renowned authority on color! In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone’s founder, created an innovative system of identifying, matching and communicating colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color matches in the graphic arts community. His insight that the spectrum is seen and interpreted differently by each individual led to the innovation of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, a book of standardised color in fan format.