Colour Index

August 2013

2x15 cm wooden popsicles, paper, gouache, reactive dye, acrylic paint.

In most of the industry, designers work with the Pantone Colour System. An excellent tool of colour communication, but less compelling in case of richness and complexity. As a consequence, I have painted 520 carefully mixed colours on wooden popsicles and paper for a personal colour reference index, which I use, and continue to develop, in my various projects.

I wanted a range of hues that possess an immediate appeal to the senses, not just sight, and I decided that if the colour appears edible, if you are willing to put the colour in your mouth, then it successfully relates to the body.