In a rather cheeky gesture to celebrate Her Royal Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, a creative team at the London office of Leo Burnett is pleased to present a Pantone palette in the form of Queen Elizabeth II, dressed in a full spectrum of vibrant hues, "from the Primrose Yellow she wore at Will and Kate's wedding in April 2011 to the tasteful Lilac Snow outfit she wore last year during a visit to Northumberland." Noting that the past six decades have seen the queen regnant bedecked in "a full spectrum perfectly colour-coordinated ensembles," Will Thacker and Blake Waters have created a "bespoke, limited-edition, numbered colour guide."Designed to capture and commemorate some of the Queen's most memorable colour choices since her coronation—featuring PANTONE Colour references and citing the date and location that determined her outfit colour choice.
Waters shared the (possibly apocryphal) tale of their inspiration:It was a balmy Wednesday when Will Thacker and Blake Waters were enjoying their afternoon tea in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, at another Royal Garden Party.
Doubling up on the finest cucumber sandwiches, they found it hard not to notice another splendid block colour outfit worn by her Maj'.
After much debating and a couple more Earl Greys, the pair decided to celebrate her success at wearing one colour so gracefully.
More information is available here, including color notes such as:PANTONE 13-4411 Crystal Blue "Blue is a colour staple in the Queen's wardrobe. It's a colour that communicates constancy and it is also symbolic of her devotion to the British people. Blues traditionally have calming properties and she is often seen wearing them during difficult times. Blue is also seen as de-stressing so it's no surprise she was sporting a serene blue to a Royal Garden Party in 2010.