Classic blue continues to inspire kitchen designers ★★★★★
People who are designing a new luxury kitchen may wish to consider a particular shade of blue, which has been praised as "versatile and timeless".
International Klein Blue is created by placing ultramarine blue pigment into a liquid binder, meaning it remains "suspended" rather than mixed in, according to online design magazine ShelterPop.
The colour was designed by contemporary artist Yves Klein (for which reason it is sometimes known as Yves Klein Blue). Since its genesis in a fine art setting, it has been adopted by designers.
Miles Redd, an interior designer from New York, has used the colour extensively in many clients' homes, from dining rooms to hallways; it also slots well into kitchen design.
"It's such a strong, intense cobalt, yet it can be [used] in any room. The very nature of it's strength makes other colours pop," he told the news provider.
"I designed the hallway of a young Manhattan couple and lacquered the walls in Yves Klein Blue. Applying it as a lacquer really brought out the colour's inherent luminosity and made it work with bold reds and other primaries."
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