The Color of Art is #A79F94


Via Today & Tomorrow:

“The color of art is #A79F94” by Joshua T. Nimoy. He calculated the average color from more than 26,000 images in the MoMa art collection.

I haven’t verified this, so I’ll assume Nimoy is right. If this is the case, no wonder most art bites. Looks like the walls of a corporate office.

(via Artie Vierkant)

10 responses to “The Color of Art is #A79F94”

  1. Well, what do you expect when you put all the color together? It’s gray. It’s always gray. Warm, cool, dark, light. But gray. (Golden Paints does an end-of-the-year thing where they take all their leftover paint and make a batch. It’s . . . gray. They call theirs Torrit Gray, and it varies slightly from year to year, depending on the paint they have made in the preceding 365-day period.)

  2. My monitor shows it as gray. And chromatically, the mix would be gray. But I suppose there’s a blurry line between warm gray and beige. Can we compromise and call it greige? 😉

  3. I did not put that smiley face in there! I made a winky face, which is typographical. Arrgh.

    At Mikesorgatz: On “Numbers” the other night on TV, one of the mathemetician characters says that a substance in the Milky Way has been recognized as one of the components in raspberries. (It seems to take its math and science seriously.) So the Milky Way smells of raspberries. And now you say it looks like coffee? Can a Starbuck’s outpost be far behind?

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