• Limestone — a paint colour developed by John Pawson for Blēo
JO PA 09 Limestone by John Pawson

Mellow, earthy white. A reference to English limestone, in contemporary and historic architecture.

Read more about John Pawson and Whitescale 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.

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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.

Whitescale by John Pawson

Whitescale is a meticulously calibrated gradient of whites, based on specific vegetable and mineral colour references. The 13-colour palette reflects John Pawson’s enduring preoccupation with creating the optimum conditions for the play of light and shadow.

Portrait of designer John Pawson for Scandinavian colour and design house, Blēo.

John Pawson CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to Design and Architecture) has spent over thirty years making rigorously simple architecture that speaks of the fundamentals but is also modest in character. Alvar Aalto’s bronze door handle has been described as the ‘handshake of a building’. Similarly, Pawson’s own work engages with the essence and philosophy of space through everything the eye sees or the hand touches. Whether at the scale of a monastery, a house, a saucepan or a ballet, everything is traceable back to a consistent set of preoccupations with mass, volume, surface, proportion, junction, geometry, repetition, light and ritual—architecture. In this way, even something as modest as a fork can become a vehicle for much broader ideas about how we live and what we value.