Inspired by Yves Klein

A splash of energetic Klein blue shade adds instant wow-factor to practically anything. Artist Yves Klein (1928-1962) used the bold hue throughout his career (and also patented it as his own ”International Klein Blue” with Hex code #002FA7).

You might have seen his sponge paintings, or some of the more sensual body paintings. In 1961 he designed a table, a plexi box filled with Klein blue sand, which has since been reproduced. The table can be seen below in the foreground, in pic featuring the apartment of photographer duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (seen on

I´m thinking that wouldn’t be a to tricky D.I.Y to pull off, so I gathered some of the ingredients needed:

Not feeling quite that hacky? Well, you could just let these pics inspire some more basic D.I.Y action…such as giving an old chair a fresh layer of Klein blue paint…

Some more blue inspiration…

Good Luck Hacking!

Pics came from here:

Blue Rocking chair –
Blue walled hallway –
Interior pic with Klein table –
Blue vintage coffee table –
Blue garden chair – Pinterest Pin Link
 Blue necklace – Pinterest Pin Link
One Response to “Inspired by Yves Klein”
  1. Laurel skriver:

    We actually made the table ourselves. Let me know if you want a photo of it! Bought ultramarine pigment (not sand)

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