First there were Edible Pantone Swatches and now we have Pantone Skin Colour Palette. Concieved by Brazilian artist ,  is a chromatic inventory of human skin referencing the PANTONE® colours.

The project is based on a series of portraits where backgrounds are dyed with the exact Pantone tone extracted from a sample of 11 x 11 pixels of the portrayed’s face. The series’ objective is to record and catalog all possible human skin tones and complexions. Fascinating, no?

These images really highlight the countless shades of the human skin palette. It seems that MJ’s song (It don’t matter if you’re) , should have sounded more like – It don’t matter if you’re ‘caramel toned dark chocolate’ or ‘pinky shade of white with yellow highlights’ type thing… Love it!


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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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