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Experimentation with the rarest color palette in the world
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Rare Colors

Experimentation with the rarest color palette in the world.

Mock up in Sketch 3

I created a palette/swatch of some of the rare pigments that were collected by Edward Forbes, a historian and director of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University from 1909 to 1944. It is a color swatch that I think compliments each other quite nicely. First I did a mockup with Sketch and then translated that to HTML5/CSS3, imported the palette shapes as SVG for quicker load time, and used Google's Material Design.


Color palette

  • Red oxide 915652
  • Green oxide 6c9e7b
  • Yellow ochre d9be87
  • Metallic brown caa571
  • Mineral black 323234
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