We love blue and couldn’t be happier when creating the Color Inspiration No. 7 matching with this announcement:
The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family.- Leatrice Eisemann, Pantone
But there is more news to it: the world’s newest shade of blue, a brilliantly bright, durable pigment called YInMn blue, has been licensed for commercial use, is already in the hands of some artists and was the inspiration for a new Color Inspiration.
This is one of my favorite color combos. I have been observing and color-forecasting the come back of Klein Blue now for a while and when reading the world’s newest shade of blue, a brilliantly bright, durable pigment called YInMn blue, has been discovered and licensed for commercial use, I couldn’t help but work on this Color Inspiration No.7. The new pigment is already in the hands of some artists, and doesn’t it totally look like Klein Blue?!
The pigment was discovered by chemist Mas Subramanian and his team at Oregon State University while they were conducting experiments connected to electronics. For one series of tests, the scientists mixed black manganese oxide with a variety of chemicals and heated them to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The name comes from the pigment’s elemental makeup, which includes Yttrium, Indium and Manganese.
In a casual-not-so-casual accident, one of the resulting samples turned a vivid shade of blue. Further testing found that the unique crystal structure of the resulting compound kept the color from fading, even when exposed to oil or water and shows no problems with toxicity either. It’s always been a favorite color, I hope to see more decor and fashion coming up in that hue.
This palette of Klein Blue, Nude, Clay, Ocre and Airy Blue is all I am longing for this Fall. G, x