world’s most unusual hotels – pantone® hotel

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Karen Haller

Pantone hotel - Pantone hotel exterior. This opens a new browser window.

In the second of my world’s most unusual hotels series, I look at the Pantone® Hotel.  The individuality and originality in this hotel is how PANTONE® have used their own colour matching system (which is recognised worldwide) to create a colourful experience.

You’ll find the colourful Pantone Hotel® in Brussels, Belgium.  From the splashes of colour on the hotel’s exterior, you know it’s going to be a colourful stay as each room has been designed using one of the many Pantone® colour palettes.  Be ready for bursts of saturated colour at every turn!

Pantone hotel - Pantone hotel cafe area. This opens a new browser window.

Pantone Hotel - cafe area. Stimulating, lively colours creates lively conversation.

Pantone hotel - Pantone hotel reception. This opens a new browser window.

Patone Hotel - colourful welcome at the hotel's reception.

Pantone hotel - Pantone red bedroom. This opens a new browser window.

Patone Hotel - red bedroom. Do you feel energised or perhaps passion...?

Pantone hotel - Pantone green bedroom. This opens a new browser window.

Pantone Hotel - green bedroom. Rejuvenating, balancing, relaxing.

If being surrounded by bursts of vivid, dynamic colour is your thing, then this hotel is for you.

All Photos permission and courtesy of the Pantone® Hotel. All images copyright © Photographer Sven Laurent.

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  1. Lisa on April 7, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I love this hotel…. how refreshing! It makes a welcome change from the neutral palette we see in so many hotels now. Great blog post!

    • admin on April 7, 2011 at 11:30 am

      Hi Elle,

      Those colours definitely give the feelings of refreshing and energised! Great there is choice from quiet, calm neutrals to lively and energetic!

  2. Keren Lerner on April 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Wow, what an amazing place, thanks so much for sharing this Karen – I never knew about it. A must for designers everywhere! Definitely something we can claim as a business expense!

    • admin on April 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      It certainly is a cool idea! Sounds like there may be an excursion being planned…. 😉

  3. Michelle Weir on April 11, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Really enjoyed this blog, Karen! Lisa is right – this does make a refreshing change from the ‘please everybody’ palettes we have today. I would stay there in a heart beat.

    • admin on April 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      Yes, and with each bedroom being comprising of a different colour palette you could choose the room depending on what mood you’re in.

  4. Laura on April 16, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Hi Karen, it’s a great find! I went to one of their opening events: we could wander through on each floor and then enjoyed cocktails on the roof. Not only is it a great budget design hotel, but they’ve incorporated the colour scheme per floor: from the stairwell door, through to the corridors and each room on the floor, every area uses white as a backdrop to highlight a unique Pantone colour. I loved how they used a stretched cloth ceiling to add a delicate glow of colour to the corridor!

    Great blog! It was good to meet you at the colour talk 🙂

    • admin on April 16, 2011 at 11:17 am

      Hi Laura,

      Thank you stopping by and providing us, that are yet to visit an insiders view. It’s a great concept.

      I might need to make a business trip of it 😉

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