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World First: Paint colours generated by AI

2016 brought us the world’s blackest black, Vantablack, while 2017 has already introduced us to Harvard’s collection of the world’s rarest colours. We now have the first group of colours created by AI. Research Scientist, Janelle Shane, who took a neural network (for non-sciencey brains, that’s an artificial network made up of a number of computer systems),… read more

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See this: Colour adventures of Scarlett Hooft Graafland

Explore a quirky world of colour in the work of Scarlett Hooft Graafland. A recent show at the Flowers Gallery, London, featured an overview of ten years of her work, which examines the intersection of nature and culture with wit and visual inventiveness. Images in the show were taken in locations including the salt desert of Bolivia, the Canadian Arctic, the island… read more

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Trend alert – why we are nuts for neon

Neon gas was discovered by Scottish Nobel Prize-winning chemist William Ramsay between 1894-98 and became a fixture of the urban landscape around the world after French scientist Georges Claude used it to create a light – he popularised the neon sign in the 1920s, starting in Paris. By the 1930s Manhattan and Brooklyn alone had in the region of 20,000 of them, most of them… read more

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Behind the idea – talking moodboards with Farah Ebrahimi from E15

When writing about colour is your occupation for years on end, you get to have a pretty honed eye for which individuals are carving a unique path using colour. We put German-based Iranian designer Farah Ebrahimi in this category of individualism – she’s the colour expert and art director for furniture brand e15 and its sister architectural practice,… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist