Thursday Salute to Originals: Pantone for Pop Culture

You’ve probably heard by now that the Pantone colors of the year are Rose Quartz and Serenity. These are the hues that are supposed to define and influence colors for the year. But there’s one particular pop culture icon – or family, should we say –  that will not be making wardrobe changes based on this color forecast.


Used to seeing their colors in animated form, designer Hyo Taek Kim, decided to take characters from the beloved show, The Simpsons, and render the series and its characters in Pantone form. Taking hues symbolic to each iconic character, he assembled them into proportionate color palettes that seem to exude the essence of the character in pure color form, sans the Springfield setting.





For taking a  unique TV show and translating it into another original – and completely different – artistic medium, we salute Kim for merging color and animation. We’re only bummed we didn’t think of it first. As Homer would say, “D’oh”!

Image credits:, HypeBeast