Created for French culinary magazine Fricote, artist Emilie de Griottes created tarts in the form of Pantone color swatches. Arranged on a tart base, colorful foodstuffs match the color of its respective Pantone number. Now your dessert can finally match the drapes.
With help from the Union Square Greenmarket and Photoshop, Malaysian-born artist Tattfoo Tan created the Nature Matching System. By photographing produce and then pinpointing colors using Photoshop’s eyedrop tool, Tan created a sort of Pantone swatch book for nutrition.
But instead of matching spot and process colors like Pantone, the NMS and its 88 colors represent naturally occurring phytochemicals and beneficial nutrients — encouraging us to eat by color.