I’ve found my perfect mugs: Pantone Universe mugs
‘Operation: Mug cull’
I have amassed many mugs over the years and the collection has become more and more random and ‘eclectic’. Until recently, my kitchen cupboards were like the mug version of the United Nations: large; small; hand-crafted; hand-painted; Denby; gift mugs; ‘ugly’ mugs, (hopefully the real ‘United Nations’ don’t categorise their members in quite the same way!).
Despite loving many of my mugs and their diversity, my random assortment always rankled with my desire to co-ordinate and have a sense of order in my kitchen cupboards. You can imagine how delighted I was when our new kitchen finally gave me the excuse to commence ‘Operation: Mug cull’ and move a step closer to the my goal: a co-ordinated mug collection.
I’d like to say I reminisced about how the mugs had found their way onto my kitchen shelves, spending hours deliberating which mugs I would save and which I would have to let go but that would be a big fat lie! Instead, I was already looking for a box big enough to store the rejects in before the kitchen fitters drove away for the last time. You see, there were some mugs in my cupboard that I’d been wanting to get rid of for years. I am not going to name and shame them because there are a few gift mugs and hand-painted ones that fall into that category and I need to protect the innocent.
Once my ‘mug cull’ was complete, I set about looking for mugs to compliment our new tableware, having sold most of our Denby Boston Blue pieces on eBay and Gumtree to fund our lovely House by John Lewis Coupe Tableware. Tip: If you ever think of trading in your old Denby plates for something different you will be amazed just how easily it sells. I managed to get close to the original price for our 16 year old Denby Boston because it’s discontinued. It covered the cost of our bright new John Lewis set.
Finding the Perfect Mug
If you are a regular reader of my blog, it will come as no surprise to you that I had to draw up a list of my ‘Perfect Mug’ requirements:
- Compliment my new John Lewis tableware
- Bone china
- Not too girlie
- Goldilocks size (not too big, not too small)
- Good quality
- Preferably something a bit different
It’s a standing joke with my sister that whenever I embark on a quest to find ‘My perfect [INSERT ITEM HERE]’ there is a strong possibility that the thing I have in my head might not actually exist!
Well ‘Sis’, the perfect mug does exist…
The Pantone® Universe Mug
‘Hello, Pantone® Universe Mug! Welcome to my kitchen!’
Pantone® Universe is a collection of lifestyle products based on fashion color trends for the consumer. Each colour is selected from Pantone® colour charts and more colours are added each year. The collection, consisting of tabletop, stationery items, travel gear, accessories and rainwear, combines timeless designs and modern materials with current trend colors. More information is available at www.pantoneuniverse.com.
I added the first Pantone® Universe mug to my collection when I spotted it in Homesense. I made repeated trips to the store over the next few weeks and managed to find a grab a few more colours before they sold out. After searching online, I was able to complete my entire mug collection at One Stop Colour Shop, which offers a huge range of Pantone® Universe mugs and products at competitive prices.
Why I love my Pantone® Universe Mugs
I love my new mugs! They tick all the boxes on my ‘Perfect mug wishlist’. They are colourful, Goldilocks size, high quality bone china, they look great alongside our white John Lewis tableware and Richard loves them too. Better than that, because I have the entire Pantone® Universe colour palette to choose from, I have plenty of colour scheme options without having to resort to ‘random mugs’, ‘Hoorah!!’
Feast your eyes on my new mugs!
Look at my kitchen cupboard now…(Did I just hear someone whisper ‘Sleeping with the enemy’?!)
I’m in co-ordinated mug heaven!
My kids love these mugs too because they each come with a name tag with five suggested names for their Pantone® Universe Colour. How cool is that? Some of the suggested colour names for our mugs include: wasabi; disco trousers; rubber gloves; tonsil(!); going gothic; space hopper; frond; London bus; and bouncy castle.
One Stop Colour Shop
One Stop Colour Shop are specialists in RAL colour charts, Pantone® colour charts and RAL colour samples. They supply RAL colour charts to designers, architects, industrial colourists and trade colour suppliers throughout the UK.
In the last XX they have expanded their business, offering a range of Pantone® Universe lifestyle products via their online store. As well as mugs in an a variety of gorgeous colours, One Stop Colour Shop offer even more Pantone® Universe products to brighten up your home, including:
- Expresso cups and saucers
- Mini mugs
- Placemats and coasters
- gift sets (Mug gift sets; Coffee maker gift sets; Expresso gift set)
- ICE watches
- Christmas baubles
- Coffee makers
- Thermo cups.
In all, I ordered seven Pantone® Universe mugs from One Stop Colour Shop. They arrived swiftly and were well packaged too.
I will certainly be buying from them in future. In fact, I have my eye on the Pantone® Christmas Baubles…Don’t even get me started on my feelings about our ‘random Christmas bauble’ collection!
Exclusive reader offer
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Why not visit One Stop Colour Shop and have a look at all of their fantastic Pantone® Universe products and take advantage of this fantastic reader offer.
If you have any ‘perfect mug’ stories or if you have had a ‘mug cull’ in your kitchen then I’d love to hear from you.
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