We are looking for a design to put on our silicone pet feeding mat. Our general idea is to create a mat that looks like a classic checkered table cloth. We are open to different color schemes (i.e., it does not just have to be red and white or blue and white, though we think those would probably look nice), but keep in mind that this product will be on the floor in someone’s kitchen, so when coming up with a color scheme, try to envision how it would look on a hardwood or tile floor. One other note on coloring -- we find that purchasers are drawn away from overly saturated colors -- they don't want something that is going to dominate their kitchen. So we don't want anything that is a highly saturated, color. If done right, a gray/white pattern or black/white pattern could even work for us.
Also, as you’ll see in some of the attached images, on some table cloths, there is a little design in-set in the checkering. For instance, there is one that has a little fleur de lis. We think it might look nice to have a pet-related design inset in the checkering—for instance, a dog or cat’s face, a paw print, a dog bone / fish image. Whatever it is, we’d like it to be a subtle accent and not dominate the design. Also, whatever approach is taken, we’d like the design to appeal to both cat and dog owners – so please try to create something that would appeal to both.
And as one final word, though our thinking is that the table cloth idea would look nice -- if you have a totally unrelated design idea that could look good on a dog feeding mat, don't hesitate to submit that instead -- we are open to other ideas as well!