In each installment, a guest writer chooses one Pantone color they find particularly meaningful, intriguing, or just aesthetically beautiful—and tells us why. 

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By Frank Grisdalephotographer

Sepia and its variations seem to have permanently permeated my life—it definitely dominates over all other colors. Our floors, cupboards, couches, dog, soft top for the VW, everything is either sepia or close.

As a photographer, I have been seeing photographs treated with sepia for a long time. I associate the color with history—it is a solid steady time worn shade that to me is meditative and calming. It is of course found through out the natural world, mainly in rock and soil, but also in the sea, surprisingly, since the Sepia cuttlefish shoots out a rich brown ink whenever you poke it.

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