Matching the Colors of New York City Streets with ColorReader

New York City is full of color inspiration. So, when the Datacolor team heard about The Color Walk at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, we knew we had to check it out.

 

Color Walk - Cooper Hewitt NYC
 

A partnership between the Cooper Hewitt and The Color Factory—a soon-to-launch interactive exhibit dedicated to all things color—The Color Walk features 265 painted stripes, each corresponding to a block in Manhattan, from 220th Street to Battery Park. It’s paired with a printed guide to each color:

 

 

We wanted to know the closest paint color match for each of these uniquely NYC sights, so we brought along a ColorReader and started scanning.

 

Color Walk - Cooper Hewitt NYC
 

Whether you want to paint your living room the color of a pretzel cart, your kitchen the color of a dollar pizza slice sign, or you just want to appreciate the many colors of NYC, we chose some of our favorite paint color matches from The Color Walk, starting downtown and working our way uptown.

 

Street Cart Pretzels on South Street

 

 
 

Statue of Liberty Figurines on Rector Street

 

 

Taxi Cab at Lispenard Street

 

 
 

Dollar Pizza Slice Sign on 25th Street

 

 
 

Bulk Butterscotch at Economy Candy on Rivington Street

 

 
 

Bike Lane on 17th Street

 

 

Pigeons in Union Square on 14th Street

 

 

Trash Cans at Herald Square on 34th Street

 

 

Halal Food Cart on 40th Street

 

 

Steps to the New York Public Library on 41st Street

 

 

Coffee and Bagel Breakfast Cart on 69th Street

 

 

Traffic Barricades on 52nd Street

 

 
 

Newsstand for New York Times Newspapers on 85th Street

 

 
 

Plastic Dolls and Toys on 181st Street

 

 
 

If you’re feeling inspired to scan your own color inspiration, you can learn more about ColorReader and ColorReaderPRO here.