music
Prince Purple is Now an Officially Recognised Colour

The particular blend of purple most favoured by legendary musician Prince is now on one official part of the colour spectrum, thanks to immortalisation in the professional charts administered by the colour guide experts at the Pantone Institute. Read More >>

design
These Pantone Bags Put Some Designer Colour on Your Back

If you need a little more colour in your luggage selection, one of these Pantone bags from Redland London could be just the trick. Don’t worry: they come in more than just the primary colours. Read More >>

design
Emoji Help Explain Pantone Colours

Pantone, self-declared arbiter of visual light, has defined more colours than you would think imaginable. But with many colours comes a problem: how do you remember the names? This project uses emoji to try and help. Read More >>

design
Pantone’s “Minion Yellow” Isn’t Just Annoying, it’s Bad for Designers

Minion Yellow is a customised shade issued by Pantone with the express purpose of promoting the current instalment of a certain film franchise which opened recently in UK cinemas. It’s supposed to make people feel happy. But it makes me feel worried. Read More >>

design
Pantone’s Newest (and Best) Colour: Minion Yellow

It’s been three years since Pantone, self-declared arbiters of visible light, has declared a new colour. But after 36 months of hard toil, the research team has emerged from the lab with the latest addition: Pantone Minion Yellow. Read More >>

design
Who Painted This 300-Year-Old Guidebook to Every Imaginable Colour?

More than two centuries before Pantone divided the visible spectrum into six-digit colour codes, a mysterious Dutch artist crafted this extraordinary guide to painting in watercolour. Hundreds of subtly varying colours were mixed by hand for this one-of-a-kind, encyclopaedic volume. Read More >>

design
This is the Official Colour of 2014

Pantone, the self-declared official body in control of the entire visible spectrum, has announced the colour of the year for 2014. You're looking at it. Read More >>

design
Forget Pantone, Here’s Beertone

Who cares what colour the walls are when there's beer in front of you? That's exactly what the guys between Beertone thought, when they decided to put together a colour chart that takes you on a journey through the entire spectrum of beer. Beertone explains: Read More >>

design
These Pantone Colour Swatch Scarves Can Match Anything

You can get Pantone suitcases and even Pantone Christmas ornaments, and now you can display your absurd devotion to that library of color buy wrapping some colour swatches around your neck. Read More >>

design
Here Is the Official Colour of 2013

Pantone, the hoity toity decision council for everything we're allowed to see, has announced the color of the year for 2013: green. Or well fine, emerald. It's unclear what scientific process Pantone goes through to determine what the COTY is (other than complete arbitrariness) but hey, emerald's a nice colour. Read More >>

desired
Pantone Suitcases Have It Made in 15 Shades

Olive green, army green, pea green—when you travel, every bag looks the same, and you find yourself with that fear in the pit of your stomach that someone is going to snatch the wrong one (specifically, yours) off the carousel. That's less likely happen if you have one of these smart, bright suitcases from Pantone Universe. Unless of course you're being robbed. Read More >>

design
The Queen’s Outfits As a Rainbow of Pantone Colours

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne, Pantone teamed up with the design firm Leo Burnett London to make this special limited edition Pantone colour guide to Her Majesty's colourful wardrobe. Read More >>

phones
Built-in Radiation Detection is Japan’s Newest Mobile Phone Tech Trend

Japanese mobile network Softbank has announced a plan to release a mobile phone that can detect radiation in post-nuclear-apocalyptic areas of the region, and no, it's not just some silly joke app or a clumsy add-on. Read More >>

design
Here Is the Official Colour of Next Year

Pantone, official arbiter of the visible spectrum, has declared its selection for next year's colour—a statement of both insane arbitrariness, and great weight in the world of things. So what'll it be? You're lookin' at it! Read More >>