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Painterly Palettes: Blēo Collective, a Newly Launched Paint Brand in Copenhagen


Painterly Palettes: Blēo Collective, a Newly Launched Paint Brand in Copenhagen

June 11, 2024

Just launched: Blēo in Copenhagen, a color house “operating at the intersection of surfaces, spaces, and objects,” according to founder Anne Grønskov. “We collaborate with visionaries in the overlapping fields of art, architecture, and design on developing essential colors and textures.” Among the 15 architects, designers, and artists Grønskov has tapped to create palettes are Remodelista favorites such as John Pawson, Yvonne Koné, Studio Andrew Trotter, Cecilie Manz, and more.

Blēo, which means “a color, hue, or complexion” in Old English, offers six types of paint finishes; all are 100 percent water-based, eco-friendly, non-toxic, low-VOC, and EU Ecolabel certified. “Our colors are highly pigmented, and some palettes include colors with specially developed pigments,” says Grønskov.”We also offer five metallic hues that create a unique atmosphere—colors in constant interaction with light.”

Here’s a look at some favorites from the collection:

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Above: For Blēo, UK architect John Pawson developed a palette of subtle neutrals for the modern interior; shown above, Cashmere, China Clay, and Gypsum.
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Above: A room by Studio Andrew Trotter in Puglia, featuring a palette of pale greens.
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Above: Cecilie Manz’s palette is “inspired by visits in nature, from the islands to the deserts—raw materials and minerals, reflections of light and subtle tones.”
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Above: A cabinet painted in Berlin, part of Blēo’s Bauhaus collection, in the office of UK architect David Chipperfield.
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Above: A room painted in Wiener Werkstätte by Halleroed,
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Above: According to Grønskov, “The bag-in-box is our solution to the question of smart and sustainable packaging. Composed of biodegradable, FSC-certified, and recycled materials, it is completely airtight, and protected from dust and moisture, with an easy-access screw top.”
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Above: The paints are also available in a traditional plastic bucket. (Also, see Blēo’s collection of prepping and paint supplies.)

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