Paul Smith & Art Palette
New from Google Arts & Culture, Art Palette harnesses the technological smarts of Google with the artistic and cultural wealth of over 1000 museums and institutions from around the world including the British Museum, MoMa in New York and many more.
Art Palette is a tool that lets you scan through thousands of artworks by colour alone. Either pick a colour or upload a photo and Google’s algorithms will serve up a series of artworks that share the same colour palette. See how highly respected English fashion designer Paul Smith uses Art Palette to enrich his design work and inspire colour combinations.
From interior design to fashion, color plays a fundamental role in expression, communicating personality, mood and emotion. Art Palette lets you choose a color palette, and using a combination of computer vision algorithms, it matches artworks from cultural institutions from around the world with your selected hues. See how Van Gogh’s Irises share a connection of color with a 16th century Iranian folio and Monet’s water lilies. You can also snap a photo of your outfit today or your home decor and can click through to learn about the history behind the artworks that match your colors.
Explore Art Palette for yourself via the free Google Arts & Culture app, or online at Google Arts & Culture.
This Summer, Paul Smith pays tribute to Tokyo’s world famous Tsukiji Market with a series of colourful fish graphics.