Timeless Love Affair:
Yves Klein Blue

Let's be clear: we're not talking about cerulean--and it's not a cobalt thing either. Our perennial blue of choice is the creation of Pop Art pioneer Yves Klein, who first introduced the groundbreaking pigment in his 1957 exhibition "Proposition Monochrome: Blue Epoch." Of course, the gamechanging part about it was Klein's exclusive embrace of the hue; so if you are the committed-to-your-statement sort, by all means; forsake other colors in favor of a room-full of YKB and nothing else. But if you're interested in merely livening up your space with a breath of fresh color, all it will take is one irresistible accent: a Design by Conran Elder Chair, a Paddle Bench, or a Verner Panton Flowerpot Blue Pendant Lamp.