We're not beauty experts, but feel comfortable saying that Donald Trump's complexion is decidedly unnatural.
And we're not the only ones who believe that. In fact, there's an entire Quora thread devoted to Donald Trump's skin tone, where the popular consensus is that years of spray tanning have resulted in his Loompa-esque complexion.
Fast Company Design has taken the investigation into Trump's skin tone a step further. The site's photo editor sent Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, several images of Trump for color analysis. It's important to point out that hair and skin are composed of several colors, not just one shade, and Pressman found that the Republican presidential candidate's coloring ranges on a gradient from brown-toned orange to golden yellow.
But if you want to get really particular, Pressman has concluded the Pantone shade closest to the Donald would be Golden Flame, a burnt orange she says suggests "sturdiness, strength, and endurance," as well as "vibrancy and gregariousness."
Throughout the year, Pantone has d their insights on the shades that define our world – from the ugliest color, which is actually used to make cigarette packages look less appealing in Australia, to its Colors of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, which were chosen because they "bring feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times."
If we had to choose an event that will define the year, the presidential election would be up there – so it makes total sense that Pantone is weighing in here.
As Fast Company Design points out, orange is a vibrant shade that inspires people to take action. There you have it, folks: No matter your political ideology, Donald Trump's tan is subconsciously reminding us to get out there and rock the vote.
[h/t: Fast Company Design