DIY “Balloon-Dipped” Pantone Vases

DIY "Balloon-Dipped" Pantone Vases
[Photo: Faith Towers Provencher]

For those of you who love color as much as I do, then you probably love PANTONE too. (If you’re not sure what it is, here ya go). And in my opinion, those swatches really lend themselves to fun DIY projects. So today I’m sharing a quick and easy tutorial for “balloon-dipped” PANTONE vases. Read on to check ’em out.   


DIY "Balloon-Dipped" Pantone Vases
[Photo: Faith Towers Provencher]

The resulting vases are completely adorable – and totally simple to make. Continue Reading

Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year is…..

created at: 12/20/2011

Vibrant and juicy, this cheerful orange, might be the perfect antidote for the blues–the brain kind AND the decor kind. It was picked for its ‘element of encouragement,’ something we could all use as we start the new year. 

created at: 12/20/2011

Our friends at Overstock, sent along these collections featuring Pantone’s pick, all of which are available at Overstock as of the writing of this post. 

created at: 12/20/2011 

What do you think? Did Pantone hit the mark with Tangerine Tango? Continue Reading

Curbly Gift Guide: 30 Hip Design Gifts Under $25!

created at: 11/09/2011

Got a web designer girlfriend?  A graphic designer brother?  We’ve rounded up our favorite gifts for the aesthetically inclined… and all for under $25!  


created at: 11/07/2011

1. Branch Earphone Splitter

2. Glass Globe Tea Light Holder

3. Prepster Office Set

4. KeepCup Reusable Travel Mugs

5. Maria Dahlgren Birch Tray

6. Notepad Clock

created at: 11/07/2011

7. Mobile Art Book: 20 Ready-to-Cut Mobiles

8. Adam + Eve Salt and Pepper Shakers

9. Chalkboard Jug

10. Stick Lighter

11. Reclaimed Branch Colored Pencils

12. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Pantone Magnets

created at: 03/22/2011

I have a not-so-secret obsession with all things colorful and design-related, so when I saw these Pantone magnets my little heart did a cart wheel.  I mean, why didn’t I think of this?  It just makes so much sense.  Not to mention this may be the easiest DIY project we’ve ever posted.  

created at: 03/22/2011

Graphic and textile designer Jessica Jones of the blog How About Orange came up with this project as a way to use up loose Pantone chips.  Continue Reading

Clipped: Inspiration from around the Web

As usual, Curbly’s Clippings page is full of great inspiring images from all over the internet this week. Here’s a quick roundup in case you missed it:

This abstract acyrlilic block with scrap wood suspended inside makes a striking sculpture.

Possibly the best use of a Pantone color guide that I’ve ever seen. Ok, definitely.

I tweeted this one already, but still, I love the use of turqoise in this kitchen (and normally I hate it, even though it’s one of the few color words my daughter knows … she’s two, so don’t judge).  Continue Reading

The New IT Color for 2011

created at: 12/14/2010

created at: 12/14/2010

Pantone’s color for 2011 has been announced. They call it Honeysuckle, but it’s pretty much a lively shade of pink. According to Pantone, this is a stimulating color that gets the adrenaline pumping, perfect to ward off the blues. You’re telling me!  Take a look…

If you can only handle a drop of pink, I mean Honeysuckle, think accessories. You have to admit, it is quite cheery.

Infusing Turquoise Into Your Color Palette

created at: 2010/01/26

All Photos: House of Turquoise

Remember, turquoise is HOT! The beautiful thing about it is that you’re not really in a bind if you want to drop a dollup of turquoise into your decor to freshen things up. Once you peruse this entire blog  dedicated to the use of turquoise of some form, you’ll see its’ versatility and calming effect in a room, no matter what the color scheme. House of Turquoise has gathered up quite a catalogue of turquoise interiors from the blogosphere, take a look at a few more unexpected combinations that feel like a breath of fresh air. Continue Reading

Pantone’s Color Trends Fall ‘07

We’ve discussed the influence fashion has on interior trends in the past. Now Pantone, “the world-renowned authority on color” has unveiled its color report for Fall of ‘07.

With colors the name of Chilli Pepper, Burnt Ochre and Purple Wine, it’s not surprising the pallette is a robust one. What’s interesting about this collection of colors is their unexpected couplings. Carafe with Casmere Rose? Why not?

For more information on the '07 report, visit Fashion Trendsetter.