March 22, 2014

Color Studies/Green/Lime Green

 I 've been working on some color studies lately to expand my range of greens. One of my clients is wanting a lime green for a project, similar to the green in the photo above. A strong and powerful pop of color.  More on the actual project later. For now I am working on establishing a sample of the range of green shown on the planters.

This is a theoretical representation of the range of Lime Greens I'm looking for. My next step will be to try mixing actual paint samples to make this green.

These color cards show the results of mixing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Antibes Green and English Yellow in varying proportions, 1:1, 2:1, and 1:2. I like to keep a record when I mix colors so I can refer to them on later projects.  Next I will mix Antibes Green with Arles for a comparison and sharing those tomorrow.

Mixing standard colors in different amounts and combinations is a great way to create a diverse and unique color palette. To see some the custom colors you can make from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, see my posts, Mixing for Green, Mixing for Purple, and Mixing for Orange.