Skin tone is one of the major factors make-up companies take into account when creating new products, and the company that has the most accurate variety of skin tone products usually comes out on top. But ,with a such a miscellany of colors, shades, and hues, how can one categorize every single skin tone possible? Well, Humanae decided to accept that challenge and catalog every human-tinge variation possible.
Angelica Dass, a photographer and the creator of Humanae, uses 11 pixels by 11 pixels portraits of subjects of different ages, genders, and ethnicities and analyzes them using the PANTONE Color Guide. You may recognize PANTONE from the last time you went to pick up paint from the hardware store; they began as a printing company in the 1950s but now they are more well known for their color-matching swatches found globally. The PCMS, Pantone Color Matching System, is a largely standardized template for color reproduction, also making it the best approach for Humanae in their task.
They have a fair start with 150 analyzed portraits on the site so far but it will hopefully continue to grow as the project progresses. While the benefits of such a undertaking is not quite clear, it is certainly a unique venture that should make it much easier for the folks who wish to have a living room they can really blend into.
Head over to Humanae website to find out more.