It would be really cool to name every single Pantone color. All 1,677 of them. Better yet, why not have a website where people can submit their own names? Colorhexa has 746 color names. Colourlovers.com blows them out of the water with 5,719,829 user-named colors!
I would personally start the naming process by taking all the Crayon names and matching them with the Pantone color. Color-swatches.com lists all the Crayon color names.
I’d like to take a Pantone book and write a name for every color in the book. Each page of the book would get ripped out and hung up in a gallery. The Pantone Formula Guide has 7 colors a page, making it about 240 pages. The cost for a Pantone book is $135.00. That’s about $0.56 per page.
Designers would LOVE it. There’s a certain love-attachment designers have for the Pantone books, because it’s THE THE THE ultimate color guide.
Other fun color factoids:
— Color of the year for the past decade
— In October 2007, X-Rite Inc, a supplier of color measurement instruments and software, purchased Pantone Inc for $180 million
— I’d love to have one of those things where you and point the device at a color and it will give you all the specs–a colorimeter. I’d put it on all sorts of things.