Studying the finish on vintage furniture and antiques is an invaluable source for understanding how patina and wear patterns develop over time. This image of an antique pine cupboard was found on Pinterest. Around the edges and knobs the paint has worn off through continued use. The blue has become faded in some areas and darkened in others. If you are trying to replicate this beautiful blue, you can use Annie Sloan Chalk PaintⒸ in the colors above, layering and blending them. It takes a little more work but the result is oh so worth it!
If you love blue as I much as I do, check out my posts, Chinese Apothecary Cabinet where I use a combination of ASCP blues, Country Blue Wardrobe and how to make a Denim Blue.