The purest form of cobalt pigment was discovered by Louis Jacques Thenard, working in the French Sevres porcelain factory in 1802. Today cobalt blue is used for more than just porcelain, with modern materials such as plexiglass taking advantage of the deep hues that cobalt provides. Get inspired by the rooms above, and check out some of the latest cobalt items to add to your home after the jump...

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1. FL/Y light in Cobalt by Kartell, $310

2. Antique French Pharmacy Bottles from Jayson Home and Garden, $150 each

3. Savine Wallpaper in Cobalt by Designers Guild

4. Coq Au Vin in Sapphire Blue by Staub from Williams-Sonoma, $250

5. Cobalt Blue Velvet Pillow from Pier 1 Imports, $29.99

6. Cobalt Blue Bubble Ball from CB2, $2.95 each

7. Blue Bel Air Vase from Jonathan Adler, $248

(Images in Gallery: 1. Design Sponge, 2. Elle Decor, 3. Claire Bock, 4. Traditional Home, 5. Better Homes and Gardens; Roundup Images: as linked above)