Pantone Hotel

Conceived by interior designer Michel Penneman and architect Oliver Hannaert, the Pantone Hotel, which has recently opened in Brussels, is undoubtedly the ultimate place of rest for synesthetes and the colour-conscious. Although I have become accustomed to the sight of Pantone mugs in every second gift store, I am quite in awe of this new project that forms a part of the Pantone Universe. Mixing colour therapy and design, each room corresponds to one of seven palettes: earthy/rich (chocolate), daring/fiery (fuchsia), vibrant/intense (orange), cheerful/warm (lemon), captivating/esteemed/silky (pink), fresh/eager (green) and tranquil/exotic/exhilarating (aqua).

The actual interior design is relatively stripped back and minimalist in tone, which allows the individual colour palette utilised in each room to visually pop. If I were to visit the hotel in the near future, I think I would go for a pink room. There’s just something delightfully kitsch about the prospect of sleeping in a room that accords to a “captivating” and “silky” chromatic design.


5 Comments Pantone Hotel

  1. José Luis June 22, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    So which Pantone palette are you? According to the seven described I’m between of aqua and fuschia, not exactly manly colors :( The Hotel looks amazing, a great concept

  2. Danica van de Velde June 22, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    @José Luis Hmm, probably orange…which is quite strange because it’s not a colour I really go for. The Pantone fuchsia also spans into red, so it does have a manly side too :)

  3. Dea June 23, 2010 at 1:21 AM

    how lovely, I would love to have a flat decorated this way, acqua blues and variations thereof in the bedrooms, chocolate tones and warm orange in the living room and reds and fuchsias in the kitchen and dining and entrance areas. It is good to have dreams :)

    I would adore to visit this hotel, I’ve been wanting to go to Brussels for a while. Thanks for posting this,Dea.

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  5. Danica van de Velde June 24, 2010 at 9:52 AM

    @Dea I agree – the use of colour is very inspiring! I have been to Brussels and can definitely recommend visiting – it’s so beautiful and quaint. Plus, they have the best chocolate I have ever tasted. I too would love to see the hotel in person.

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