Last Friday, I finally got my much-needed doze of sun and sand. The past few months had been exhausting to the point that my brain could no longer pump up any creative juices, I was about to implode anytime. Add a bit more hassle from my daily chores which, a couple of killer PMS during deadlines and a whole bunch of everyday conflicts… I just had to get away for a while.
I’m sure the rest of you have worse troubles than I had. Life can really be a b e a c h! If we let he sun get us, we’ll never totally enjoy the beach. That’s why there’s sunblock that shields us from the harmful rays. Sun burn is painful right? So chill, don’t absorb every single negative thing life throws at you. I know you know what I mean.
As a graphic designer, I have always loved Pantone although I never really used it for print works because as we all know, it is customized color. That means a specific Pantone blue in print isn’t made up of four inks (CMYK) but rather a single ink in exact color with a numerical value. I don’t think you can accurately achieve a Pantone color through 4-color printing process and that’s what makes every Pantone color so special and expensive.
And now that I’m trying my hand on interior decorating, I still love to inject some Pantone hues in the design. Right now, I’m thinking of doing it in our work area since I have a document organizer in orange, close to Tangerine Tango. But I have to do it so subtly to maintain the beach-theme in our house.
For now, here’s a free printable that may inspire you to incorporate some Pantone hues in your own space. This is based on Fall’s 2012 colors.
It didn’t rain today but the whole day was spent cleaning the aftermath of The Habagat (southwest monsoon, so it didn’t have a name.) And while placing all our stuff back to their respective places, I found this quick acrylic painting on canvas I did a few months back.
I thought it would be nice for a printable so I took a photo and added the text. I’m gonna have to print this out soon for my husband’s work table. A touch of yellow would be nice in his work area.