Edible Pantone color swatches make choosing paint shades much more delicious

Edible Pantone Swatch

When it comes to home renovation, choosing a new paint color for selected rooms can either be pretty enjoyable, or a huge nightmare. For those who can care less about various shades of the same color, spending an hour comparing color swatches at your local Home Depot is rather annoying. What’s the difference between all these shades anyway? They’re only a percentage or two off in the Red, Blue, and Green scales or CMYK models, aren’t they?

Edible PantoneDespite the random names of each paint color, perhaps choosing your preferred shade can be easier if you just compare to something delicious and edible. French food blogger Emilie Griottes did by creating scrumptious desserts inspired by Pantone color swatches. Griottes put together this set of Pantone desserts for the culinary magazine Fricote, but the pictures alone can help inspire design choices. After all, walking into a delicious looking room can’t be all too bad. Griottes chose various colors from the Pantone guide and made desserts from cakes, tarts, frosting, fruits, and candy to incur your taste buds into the color selection process. With Tangerine Tango chosen as Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2012, interior design has never been more tasty.

The take is certainly a fresh and cute way to look at design, especially if you can’t deal with odd and slightly pretentious color names taking over the paint section of your local home improvement stores. The New York Times featured a story last year on paint color names that are supposed to be a helpful marketing tool, but we can’t help but find them a little hard to envision. “Quietude”? “Rejuvenate”? “Cozy Cottage”? To some, they may invoke a sort of emotional response but maybe I’m not personally sophisticated enough. But is it really our problem?

I conducted a mini experiment with my Digital Trends colleagues for the color “Patience” to see if they can figure out the correct shade.

“I’m trying to picture the flower,” Molly McHugh says. “I feel like that’s… some sort of pale purple?”

“I guess green?” Nick Mokey theorizes.

“Patience? White,” Ryan Fleming guesses.

Sadly, we were all incorrect because Sherwin-Williams’ “Patience” is actually a pale orange. Upon finding out, Andrew Couts exclaims, “Patience, my ass. That color makes me want to immediately jump out of my seat and go on a killing rampage.”

We might not be design experts, but the average home owner shouldn’t have to be to buy a likable paint color. Since we haven’t a clue what shades those names could possibly represent we’ll just stick with these foodie creations and excite our belly senses instead. It’s only natural!

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