• Gill Black — a paint colour developed by Cecilie Bahnsen for Blēo
  • CE BA 07 Gill Black by Cecilie Bahnsen
  • Gill Black — a paint colour developed by Cecilie Bahnsen for Blēo
  • CE BA 07 Gill Black by Cecilie Bahnsen
    CE BA 07 Gill Black by Cecilie Bahnsen

    Classic black with a sense of groundedness and simplicity. An essential shade throughout Cecilie Bahnsen's collections, black allows the designer to ground each colour story, balancing lightness and femininity.

    Read more about Cecilie Bahnsen and Main Collection 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.

    Main Collection by Cecilie Bahnsen

    Main Collection is a well-developed collection of 11 classics that serves as a glimpse into Cecilie Bahnsen’s universe. Within this palette, ethereal and feminine pinks are presented, offering a sense of romance and delicacy synonymous with the brand. Varied blue hues introduce an element of optimism, while neutral black and white tones provide visual balance, grounding the palette with a nod to Scandinavian minimalism.

    Portrait of designer Cecilie Bahnsen for Scandinavian colour and design house, Blēo. Photo_by_Elizabeth_Heltoft_Arnby

    The Danish designer Cecilie Bahnsen has worked on everything from opera costumes for The Royal Danish Theatre to print design with John Galliano, launching her own label in 2015. Her uniquely feminine and modern universe mixes emotion, romance and inherent beauty with the openness, simplicity and pragmatism of the designer’s Scandinavian heritage. Bahnsen’s clothes are made for movement, handcrafted with mastery of the old ways, bringing the intricate details of couture into everyday life. Thinking about women in a new way, here pieces are deeply attuned to life—they can be cherished for years, passed between friends, reinterpreted and restyled to express the individuality of the wearer.