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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


Destination colour – going inside Brighton’s flamboyant Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion is an oriental palace in the centre of Brighton, designed by architect John Nash in the 18th Century as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV. You may have heard about it before, mostly likely described as ‘the jewel in Brighton’s crown’ because inside the Regency house are startlingly lavish rooms inspired by Indian and… read more


Why colourful Zelliges are the hottest tile trend right now

Moroccan Zellige tiles blend three current decorating loves (starting with the obvious) – tile, colour and the handmade. In an appealing way you can see the wonk in handcrafted Zelliges and their uneven tones mean that when light hits them, they take on a layered look as though there’s water shimmying across them. We’ve found a host of ways to go crazy… read more

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The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist