• Ultramarine — a paint colour developed by Barber Osgerby for Blēo
BA OS 16 Ultramarine by Barber Osgerby

A lapis blue—with the distinct pigment, derived from the lapis lazuli stone. For Barber Osgerby, Cobalt is synonymous with the Greek isles—cloudless skies, azure water and painted domes, doors and shutters. It is a colour that infuses spaces with a sense of energy and vitality.

BA 0S 16 Ultramarine is made-to-order due to the special pigment. We expect to ship the paint within 7-10 working days, but please reach out to us if you need the paint before that.

Read more about Barber Osgerby and Still Life palette here.

Recommended method for clear colour:
To ensure the intensity of BA OS 16 Ultramarine, defined as a ‘clear colour', we use special pure pigment to make the colour as clear as can be. These pigments often have low opacity, meaning they are less covering. We recommend a base colour in the same hue as BA OS 16 Ultramarine for the most satisfying result. 

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 chose Blēo's paint-in-a-box or a traditionel bucket.

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. 

We are offering our paint in 2 L and 5 L. Assuming you will paint in two layers, 

— Blēo, 5 L covers: 5 L x 4.5 m2 = 22.5 m2 finished surface
— Blēo, 2 L covers: 2 L x 4.5 m2 = 9 m2 finished surface

Still in doubt?

Write us an email at bleo@bleocollective.com and let us help you.

Still Life by Barber Osgerby

If colour brings life to spaces and objects, a specific dynamism is generated when two colours are set alongside one another. The 18-shade palette of Barber Osgerby’s Still Life derives from the use of such pairings and adjacencies in art: where a painter selects one colour for a form and a second for its shadow. Still Life is also an expression of the way in which these chromatic interactions are impacted by the character of the ambient light, according to the time of day and the cycle of the seasons.

Portrait of design-duo Barber Osgerby for Scandinavian colour and design house, Blēo.

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their East London studio in 1996. For more than two decades their work has challenged the boundaries of design, while their commitment to lecturing, workshops and studio practice supports the development of new generations of designers. Barber Osgerby’s approach emphasises experimentation and innovation, with an exploratory attitude to materiality and colour. From these areas of focus emerge solutions that reflect the close relationship of their work with industrial processes and new technologies, but also its affinities with fine art.