PMS or Pantone matching system

PMS – not to be confused with the monthly troubles women can endure, but the universal matching system that allows printers, designers and manufacturers to perfectly match colours on any fabric or material.

We make cups of coffee and ask what PMS our colleagues are looking for. Some like it with milk and for non-milk drinkers, a Pantone reference helps us determine how much milk to include.

Do you look out the window and try to Pantone match the leaves on the trees or the sky?

We’ve found this great project by Inka Mathew. She’s taken objects she’s found in her normal day and matched them to her Pantone plus solid chips, taken photos with her iPhone and catalogued them against the chips. A selection of some of those images are here. Check out her project for yourself though, it’s a great colour project.