• JAAF 12 Plate VI-3 by Josef Albers
JAAF 12 Plate VI-3 by Josef Albers

This colour is based on Josef Albers’s plates, featured in his seminal book Interaction of Color (1963). We have translated 29 of these into an exclusive paint collection—the first of its kind—in close collaboration with the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation. The paints are expertly mixed by hand in Copenhagen, thoroughly tested with the correct daylight on the Kelvin Scale to replicate the accurate colour from Albers’s artworks. This particular colour originates from Plate VI-3 by Josef Albers.

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.

Josef Albers Color Interactions

For the collaboration with Blēo, the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation invited Ambra Medda of design consultancy AMO to curate a palette of colours. This first collection is derived from six of the original plates that appear in Interaction of Color. After a process of rigorous testing and revision, more than 200 hues were reduced to a collection of 29 colours. The result is an exploration of the nuanced tones and energetic shades from the illustrations found in the book, all with a distinctive sense of energy. The Josef Albers Color Interactions Palette is an invitation to use and understand colours through one’s own senses, and to feel truly liberated in doing so.

Josef Albers (1888-1976) was an artist and educator—regarded as a visionary and a pioneering figure of the 20th century. His seminal book Interaction of Color (1963) is a cornerstone of art and design education, more than sixty years after its publication.
Alongside his equally influential partner, the artist Anni Albers (née Fleischmann), Josef Albers studied at the Bauhaus, where he eventually taught courses in design and drawing. Following the rise of Nazism in Germany, they emigrated to the United States in 1933 when Josef was invited to join the faculty at Black Mountain College. While teaching at Black Mountain, and then at Yale University, Albers continued to develop his experiential methods—culminating in the Interaction of Color, which he dedicated to his students.