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I Don’t Usually Like Purple, But I Might Be OK With This

I always counted purple as my least favorite color, mostly because it makes me look like have the stomach flu. But I’m developing a thing for rich aubergines and eggplants. Have I just succumbed to marketing since Benjamin Moore has forecasted Vintage Wine to be the color of 2011? Maybe. But at least I’m not falling for Pantone’s bile inducing pick, Honeysuckle (also, do they not know that honeysuckle is YELLOW not pink?!).

Marie Claire Maison

Look how kapow bam! dark purple is paired with marigold yellow. That cat knows what’s the bizness.

I don’t know about you dudes, but I desperately need a nap after surviving the first week back from holiday. If I’m not back by Monday afternoon, somebody sound the alarm. Happy weekend!

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Gettin Twiggy With It

Yesterday Susie Q of Eye Spy Archive paired the Pantone fall fashion colors forecast with some beautifly styled photos by Studio Toogood.  Her post was nothing short of epic and I strongly encourage you to go check it out.  Inspired by Susie’s post, I found these two images, styled by the ethereal Twig Hutchinson, that mix all of the Pantone Spring colors together:

Right now I’m pretty pumped on fall, but when spring does arrive, it looks like it’s going to be pretty rad.

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More Yves Klein Sightings

Maybe it’s because my first decorating debacle was painting our living room Blue Tequila, but blue is not my favorite color. I know I’m in the minority, and I’m sure I’ll have many opportunities to revisit that statement since turquoise is Pantone’s color for the year, but for now I’m sticking to my story. Blue is sentimental. Flat. Candace Olsen. It just leaves me cold. There are exceptions to my personal ban on blue, though: Kelly Wearstler’s Avalon Hotel, Raina’s Newburyport Blue bedroom, and anything International Yves Klein Blue.

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Brown Davis

Those of you who have been reading this blog forever know I am OBSESSED with Yves Klein and his badass blue. Everyone else can read these posts I wrote 800 million years ago here and here and here. It’s because IYKB is otherwordly. Klein Blue’s super special combination of pigments vibrate with an intensity that most skimpy, wimpy blues lack. Would I paint my entire home IYKB? Well, no. I want to visit outer space, not live there.

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Christoph Theurer

A little touch of IYKB here and there would make me an intergalactic tourist, and that suits me just fine. I especially love Yves Klein’s modern reinterpretation of classical sculptures, which are perennial favorites of well heeled collectors.

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OWI

Look expensive? That would be because they are HELLACIOUSLY expensive. Guess what’s also expensive?

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Architectural Digest

A lucite coffee table chock full of Yves Klein Blue pixie dust. Oh, and this fancy pad belongs to Kevin Roberts, the CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi, so YES. The globe is also an Yves Klein piece, because homedude is crazyballs rich, that’s why.

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Cote Maison via Lampshade

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Chicago Home Mag

1st Dibs has one for $24,000. Come on, you know you want it…

Of course nothing tops the rarity of Klein’s Anthropometres paintings, since they represent the imprint of an experience and are not reproducible. In other words, Klein greased up some sexy babes with IYKB paint and drug them around a piece of paper. I smell an art project coming on…

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Walso Fernandez

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Aaron Hom

An Yves Klein poster is really more in my price point.

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Living Etc

Perhaps the best thing about IYKB is that it’s just a color — maybe Pantone 286, to be exact? Steal from the best. Get some shockingly blue paint and start spreading the sexy. Even that damn cardboard deer head looks better in Klein Blue.

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OWI

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Amanda Nisbet

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Studio Ilse

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Damian Russell

Or if you’re a fancy beast, they make blue upholstery, too.

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1st Dib owner Michael Bruno’s Apartment

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Greg Natale

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Amie Weitzman

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Cote Maison

And of course, sometimes just a dab will do you.

Whew, dudes, did you see all those pictures? This post was a labor of love. As in, I literally feel like I just squeezed out a giant blue baby. But my obsession with IYKB deserved the full treatment, so I’m just going to pat and coo and love this big blue spawn, because he’s such a handsome boy. Yes he is. Now, go forth and paint something Klein Blue. Make mama proud.

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