Vibrant Pantone Café Incorporates Iconic Color Swatches into Its Food and Decor

The impressive range of Pantone colors lend themselves to all sorts of applications that go beyond just graphic design—they’re especially engaging when it comes to food. From smoothies to cookies, the iconic design system makes meals more fun, and it’s the driving force behind one pop-up restaurant. Returning for its second year, the Pantone Café has set up shop for the summer in Monaco. The eatery overlooks an idyllic seaside setting on the outdoor patio of the Grimaldi Forum cultural center.

Minimalist in decor but bold in its color accents, the café offers coffee, sandwiches, desserts, and refreshing drinks. Every menu item is assigned a corresponding hue and is named after its color or specific ingredient. A bright red drink is called Strawberry Ice and has a similarly-hued koozie that highlights its visual intensity. To produce some of its other treats, the Pantone Café collaborated with the French juicery Yumi who used ingredients like rosemary, carrots, and fennel in their creations.

The restaurant is currently open and will be running until September 9, 2016.

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via [Cool Hunting]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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