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Queen Elizabeth II Color Wheel

During her sixty years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II has worn many different colors. Oh, not every color in Pantone’s color inventory, but a lot of them. To mark her Diamond Jubilee, Pantone and designer Lee Burnett made this color wheel that helps you match a color with a queen. Link -via Craft

Pantone Tarts

So this is how designers eat their breakfast: Pantone tarts! Check it out over at Griottes: Link – via That’s Nerdalicious

The Number of the Day: 175

Take that, color wheel! Pantone recently added 175 new entries to its already robust color system – bringing the total number of hues to 2,100. Related Fact: Pantone’s 2011 Color of the Year is Honeysuckle. Why Honeysuckle? Well, as they see it, “A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond [...]

Pantone Chip Cookies

Kim Neill is a designer and illustrator has plenty of pantone color chips laying around, which made it easier for her to create cookies in exact pantone colors. She mixed royal icing until the colors were right, and added the color names with an edible marker once the icing was set. Instructions are included in [...]

Pantone Color of the Year 2010: Turquoise

Pantone, the company which business is to know everything there is to know about colors, has just unveiled Color of the Year for 2010 (drumroll, please): turquoise! “Turquoise is universally appealing. It puts everyone in the same state of mind — on vacation,” says Jane Schoenborn, design director at Lilly Pulitzer. “Turquoise for us is a [...]