• Tapenade — a paint colour developed by Inga Sempé for Blēo
IN SE 20 Tapenade by Inga Sempé

Very soft black that feels friendly. The colour of a proper tapenade.

Read more about Inga Sempé and Salad palette here.


Why paint from Blēo?
—Our colours are highly pigmented; some palettes include colours with specially developed pigments
—The quality of our paints are best in class. Our world-leading visioniares would not accept anything else
—Handcrafted in Copenhagen, Denmark
—Our colours are extraordinary developed, each colour goes through an exacting process of testing, refinement, and quality control, before it emerges in its truest form - and a colour our visionaries will approve and put their name to
—Water-based, eco-friendly, non-toxic, low-VOC, and EU Ecolabel certified
—Odourless, also when applied
—Our ULTRA MATTE and MATTE paints are very sturdy and easy to clean with a damp cloth
—We fit the packaging to your needs. You can choose Blēo's paint-in-box or a traditionel bucket
—Our bucket is available in 3 L, 5 L and 10 L
—Our paint-in-box is available in 2 L and 5 L

Our hand painted samples and 80 ML paint tests are available in our MATTE finish. If you have a wish for another finish, please email us: bleo@bleocollective.com.


Regular price

1 L of our paint covers approximately:

— 9 m2, when painted in one layer
— 4,5 m2, when painted in two layers
— 3 m2, when painted in three layers 

We recommend to use primer beneath your paint, when necessary. Read our guide here on when to use primer. Otherwise, two layers of paint are enough for the main part of our colours, unless otherwise stated above, in our product description. 

Still in doubt? Write us an email at bleo@bleocollective.com and let us help you.

Salad by Inga Sempe

Salad noun /ˈsæl.əd/ a dish consisting of mixed ingredients, frequently vegetables, sometimes fruits, often toppings, and dressings. Typically served chilled or at room temperature, though it can also be served warm. A salad is frequently colourful, much like Salad by Inga Sempé, inspired by the salade niçoise, a french culinary speciality, and the work of the french ceramist Bernard Palissy (1510-1589). A palette of 24 vibrant ingredients that taste delicious together—a mix of sweet, sour, bitter, salty, savoury, and umami.

Portrait of designer Inga Sempé for Scandinavian colour and design house, Blēo. Photo by Rasmus Lindahl

Inga Sempé is a French designer living and working from her small studio in Paris, where she is assisted by two other designers and the cat Choupette. Founding her eponymous practice in 2001, she has worked with HAY, Kvadrat, Reform, Ligne Roset, Alessi, iittala, LucePlan, and Svenskt Tenn, to name a few. Inga’s designs are as eclectic and elegant as she is, unique in the true sense of the word, often a cheeky play on the balance of aesthetic and function. Simple and timeless with a tongue-in-cheek feel, her work tickles the senses as much as they do the mind.