Saturday, August 6, 2016

YInMn: A New Blue for Fashion!

When a new pigment color is invented, like the brilliant blue of YInMn, it's a big deal.  It's truely a new blue for fashion.  In the past, vintage fashion, textiles and even illustrations were confined to the blues available at that time. Many were made from precious resources, such as the first blue created by the Egyptians. Lapis lazuli produces a blue that has been used for centuries.

The problem with most blues is that they are not permanent. They fume fade to pink or lavender. They bleed out in water and oil. Finding a bright blue that is fade resistant is news worthy. Recently a blue was discovered through an unrelated science research. You will want to read more about this news story, it's amazing to think that we now have a new color!


Lynn Mally said...

As a lover of blue, this is great news! I would love to see a city with blue roofs. And in the meantime, I hope this beautiful blue makes it to textiles soon.

Second Hand Rose said...

I absolutely adore blue, there are so many hues of it that are so gorgeous to work with. This sounds great, I hope we get to see a lot of it soon! XxxX

Jessica Cangiano said...

Same here! It makes one wonder what hue will be discovered next. I sometimes feel like we need more shades of yellow, so something on that front would be extra exciting for me.

Big hugs & happy mid-August wishes,
♥ Jessica