The Color of the Future

Posted: March 16th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Adam | 6 Comments »

Any visit to Home Depot or Lowe’s and a stroll through the paint aisle will no doubt take you past scores of displays containing paint chips from Sherwin Williams to Ralph Lauren faux finishes. Invariably, the abundance of color possibilities of these brands defies actual verbal classification. In lieu of simply ascribing numbers to the various swatches, they get names like “Deep Biscuit”, or “Viking Mist.” These names are laughably abstract as there is no concrete referent for colors such as “Cheerful Whisper”. Inspired by this, I’ve created a color palette of 30 colors from images obtained through Google Image Search, each a direct PS sample from a photographic still of a Science Fiction film or television show. You can download and print out a high-res version to use yourself here.

6 Comments on “The Color of the Future”

  1. 1 noriega said at 7:41 pm on March 16th, 2008:

    ha! predator dreadlock…
    i watched the movie aliens last night for the first time since i owned the trilogy on vhs when i was, oh, 7 years old. do it! it’s amazing!

  2. 2 sabrina said at 3:21 pm on March 17th, 2008:

    i’ve definitely got to for the soylent green. it matches my man skin rug quite nicely.

  3. 3 Kickball Jesus said at 1:19 pm on March 19th, 2008:

    This is my new favorite blog…

  4. 4 mere said at 6:53 pm on March 19th, 2008:

    i’m totally going to paint my room in “skin of evil”.

  5. 5 brosa said at 11:50 pm on March 19th, 2008:

    1: i like how you capitalized “science fiction.”
    2: are you suggesting by “krang” that ninja turtles was a scifi show? if so, i agree. what color was the primordial ooze?
    3: superman’s bane hoodie?

  6. 6 dan said at 10:22 am on March 21st, 2008:

    i was hoping there be a swatch for total recall called “third boob.” for some reason my other immediate thought was greedo, glad to see he made it.

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