As a designer, David Schwen is constantly picking color chips and pairing them up with one another. A while back he had the idea of making Pantone chips out of real household objects—sponges, cardboard, and the like. Though while he was finishing up a poster design, he had taped two Pantone chips together to see how they looked next to one another. Instantly Schwen thought of how people pair food together, and the Pantone pairings were born.
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