Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Parisian Pantone from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are, by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, and Sophie Mas

As should be evident from this blog, I love Pantone, paint chips, and anything charming.  These Parisian paint chips from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are make me very happy.  One chart shows Parisian colors of winter, including Clouds over the Pont Neuf, Chairs in the Luxembourg Gardens, A mean Yorkshire terrier, The Seine overflowing, It's always raining, Chipped nail polish, Rose-flavored macaron, and A run in your tights.  Summer's swatches include An afternoon fling, A burst of laughter, A novel by Françoise Sagan, An irritating rainfall, Verbena ice cream, The scent of vetiver on skin, Smiling Parisians, A glass of rosé, The Seine, always, A Flore cocktail, Brunch in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, A city tan, and The anise in your pastis.  Aren't they all lovely?  And the authors did a really amazing and thoughtful job of picking the colors to describe what are in most cases abstract or otherwise evanescent terms.    

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