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Watch: Inside PANTONE’s Color Factory And What It Takes To Work There

By Mikelle Leow, 29 Sep 2017



Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background video screenshots via Quartzy

Have you aced enough color vision quizzes to think that you might be able to pass off as a PANTONE employee? Not to burst your bubble, but the company’s visual demands are incredibly difficult to meet—just ask the people who work there.

Quartzy has filmed a tour of the PANTONE color factory, interviewing two of the company’s employees—Joe and Rebecca—to find out if there could be gondolas in there, floating on an ever-flowing river of millennial pink paint. It is, after all, a creative’s ‘Willy Wonka’ Chocolate Factory.

PANTONE’s employees need to have near-perfect color vision. Each year, they’ll even take a color exam to prove that they’re still a right fit for the company’s standards.

“It’s kind of unnerving,” says Rebecca. “You get very nervous when you go to take it.” Find out more in the mini documentary below.

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Welcome to the Pantone color factory, where the world gets its colors. All its workers have near-perfect color vision and can see color distinctions we can't.




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