Every time you’re thinking in changing the color of your walls you probably use the Pantone Color Guide, because there you can find almost every color you can think of. Despite the fact that Pantone has been around since 1963, someone else provided all the colors nearly 300 years before.
A.Boogert, who was an author and an artist, filled 800 pages with watercolors, giving life to almost every color imaginable. The book was meant to be an educational guide, but few have seen it until now, one of the lucky people being a medieval book historian by the name of Erik Kwakkel.
The book was called the “Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau.”, and it was probably the most comprehensive color guide of its time.