This is the first of several posts about expanding the range of colors of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Scandinavian Pink, Antoinette, and Henrietta are three stock colors available for purchase at your local stockist.
If you are feeling uneasy and more tentative about this mixing thing, don't worry because I'm going to give you a head start by sharing some of the colors I have already mixed from the basic Chalk Paint® colors. I have posted before about mixing for the secondary colors, green, orange, and purple, and adding white to make tints, and black to make shades. (The best way to actually deepen a paint color is to add its opposite on the color wheel. It results in a far more complicated, richer shade, but technically shades are made by mixing any color with black.)
Emperor's Silk is Annie's purest red and it is wonderful, deep and rich. It is so highly pigmented, a rarity in today's world, that you can actually use it to dye fabric. For mixing purposes, a little goes a long way. One way to make pink is to add Pure White to Emperor's Silk. The color card below shows some of the progressive tints that result from the mix.
Another way to expand your range of pinks is to mix the reds and pinks together.
These are not the only combinations and I will be exploring more pinks in future posts posts. But with any custom mixing, it is helpful to compare the possibilities side by side.