As part of Ballarat's festivities for Heritage Weekend, one of the city's manufacturing institutions is offering the chance to create a lasting memento of imaginative colour.
Haymes Paints has been making colour for Ballarat since 1935. The family business is still proudly based here, and has an extensive collection of historical memorabilia tracing paint production and tools at its Mitchell Park headquarters.
For Heritage Weekend, the company is asking people to imagine a colour that reminds them of something they love, or inspires them.
Haymes' colour stylist Belinda Goodall says the best colour created will be added to the company's product swatch list for 2020.
"The colour chosen as the best will become part of the 2020 fandeck, and it will be made into a little animated story about who's created the colour and where the idea came from, perhaps the colour in their grandmother's kitchen where they learned to cook or something like that."
It won't be digital either, says Ms Goodall. Actual paint colours will be mixed at the Haymes' stall to get the desired tint.