There is a fantastically cool Tumblr blog called Humanae that presents simple photos of people showing their skin (in a safe-for-work way) along with the Pantone code that describes the person’s skin color. (The background for each image also uses the same Pantone color using a sample of the model’s face picture.)
It’s a wonderful look at how the old Crayola crayon color “flesh” was such an inadequate description of the wide variety of hues we come in. (Note, Crayola has renamed many of its colors over the years. Flesh became Peach in 1962, according to the company’s color chronology.)
The Tumblr is run by Brazilian artist Angelika Dass who is trying to show that race and skin color is a wide-ranging variable that is not easy to define.
Here’s a sample of the photos and codes from Humanae: