Colours Archive

The queen: a pantone guide

During her 60 year reign, Queen Elizabeth II’s wardrobe has never lost its youthful and vibrant focus on colour. PANTONE and Leo Burnett London created this limited edition colour guide of the Queen’s ensembles in honour of her Diamond Jubilee. The guide features some of the Queen’s most notable colour choices including Primrose Yellow (the colour of her dress for William and Kate’s wedding last year) or Crystal Blue (her most frequently worn colour group). Pantone noted that perhaps the Queen dresses monochromatically to add a more stately height to her 5’4″ frame. With this book and Vogue magazine’s feature, the Queen has cemented her role as a true colour tastemaker… (I haven’t quite figured out if this book is for sale yet? I would love to see it in person. I am hoping it features both the pastel shades and stronger, more jewel tone colours that anchor The Queen’s wardrobe)

(photographs via pantone & leo burnett london via yatzer)

Edible Crayons by Luxirare

Pressing the ingredients into the crayon mold.

Processed nuts, sesame seeds…and moistened with melted marshmellow. The consistency should be somewhat dense and clump together with a squeeze.

Another color set, processed corn, nuts, yellow fruity pebbles, bee pollen, super healthy.

Before it was powdered, here are the whole ingredients..I used freeze dried corn as well (this stuff is SO good as a snack…SO GOOD..better than tastes like real corn but just dried…but super light not like normal dried corn), I also used peanuts, bee pollen, dried bananas.

Each crayon was made with color divisions. Yes the flavor is based on colors, not actual flavors…

This was the brown color, it had almonds, black sesami, wild sesame, and some other ingredients…You can use whatever you want, even prunes.. These are all a mixture of nuts, seeds, dried veggies, fruits, and anything that is healthy. Dried or freeze dried veggies and fruits contain most of the nutrients (as opposed to cooking them). Though adding fruity pebbles DOES make it less healthy…I used it to add sweetness instead of sugar.

These were the green crayon ingredients, peas, green beans, dried kiwi, green fruity pebbles, dried pumpkin seeds.

The purple and blue are least healthy, they have more candy and sugar in them haha. The purple one used freeze dried blueberries (also such a good snack, and good for making jams or blueberry sauces without buying fresh blueberries, these keep for such a long time!) and the blue used dried blueberries (different texture than freeze dried, it has more of a chewy and wet mouthfeel).

Goji berries for the red crayon.

Three ingredients I used for all of the health bars were choco covered sunflower seeds, fruity pebbles (organized by color) and
melted marshmellow (heat in pan with a bit of water and mixed with powdered ingredients to get clay-like texture..then put it in the mold and let it air dry..Don’t bake these, they will change color..when they are dry they become like biscuits).

Also, you can add a bit of powdered or liquid food coloring (don’t add a lot) to the powdered ingredients to give them a color boost.

[Via Luxirare]

Pantone Hotel by Michael Penneman & Olivier Hannaert

Discovery of Pantone Hotel, located in downtown Brussels. Designed by the designer Michael Penneman and architect Olivier Hannaert, the hotel is reminiscent of the 7 Pantone color palettes. A stylish hotel with 59 rooms to choose from depending on his mood.

“The PANTONE HOTELTM invites you to experience the city of Brussels through a lens of color and a spectrum of comforts. From the moment you arrive, our “hotel of colors” will awaken your senses to an array of delights and playful surprises.

Impeccably designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, The PANTONE HOTELTM, Brussels showcases the color of emotion with a distinctive hue on each colorous guest floor. From vivid to subdued, for business or leisure, our unique boutique hotel perfectly suits your savvy palette and colorful imagination.

From a design perspective, The PANTONE HOTELTM, Brussels is built on an exceptional use of contrast; a white canvas provides clean space for saturated colors to pop. Guest rooms feature unique photography by esteemed Belgian photographer Victor Levy.”

Multicolr Search Lab

They extracted the colours from 10 million of the most “interesting” Creative Commons images on Flickr. Using our visual similarity technology you can navigate the collection by colour.

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