Pantone Color Cards - @abramsbooks

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When Broxton first started learning his colors, it was so hard for him to understand that you could have more than one "color"  he wanted the basic yellow as yellow.. there was no explaining to him the dark and light yellows...
He finally knows that there are several shades of each color and he is quick to point out "dark green" or "light blue" now...

I just wish we would have had the Pantone Color Cards when he was first learning the colors.  
Pantone Color Cards were very informational.  I just wish I knew more about the names of the colors... and I would love to create a color name!!!
Seriously, the box of flashcards contains 18 cards.
They are thick cardstock, so you will get plenty of use of them...
(They would also be cute to use for some form of decoration or something to a toddlers room.  I just need more creativity to come up with it... that is, if we ever have another baby!)

Anyways - that is enough to get my mom worked up again...
Moving along.  These cards are a bit bigger than a 5x7 photo (I think ) and are double sided...
One side has the solid color and at the bottom there is white with the name of the color in the color.
Are you following me?
Let's explain:   "Teapot Blue"
On one side, you have the upper 3/4th of the card is tea pot blue... with the bottom being white.  It says "tea pot blue" in the same color and then in black (and smaller font) you have the pantone color number.
Wait.. stay with me... The other side has a good amount of teapots of all shades of blue... and you have to pick the tea pot that is the "tea pot blue" color.
So, you are not only learning the color, you are also seeing it mixed with other shades... and then you have to identify the correct color.  
These cards are pretty fun... and it is great to show that although it may be "green" there are tons of green colors!!!

This would be great to give to an artist friend that has a new baby...
Or just to show and teach your little ones!  

About the book

These flash cards are an engaging invitation for children and parents to explore color together in a whole new way. This 18-card set focuses on 2 tones of each of the 9 basic colors. Lollipop Purple, Starfish Orange, and Grasshopper Green are just a few of the dazzling shades in this collection. Each card features a solid color, such as Duckling Yellow (Pantone 1215), on one side. When you flip the card over, additional colors in the same color family (yellow) are introduced in the context of an illustrated pattern, and the child is prompted to pick out Duckling Yellow. These innovative flash cards are both practical and stunning, making them an irresistible addition to any child’s toy box, bookshelf, or wall!


  1. I could SO use these in my Color and Design Theory course! I talk about Pantone colors. Did you know that the full name is Pantone Matching System? It's abbreviated as PMS colors. I get a giggle every year when I go over them. Each computer program has PMS colors. If an art director says I want Pantone 365, you can go to Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign and look up the color and get the exact color they are talking about.


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