January 29, 2014

Weathered Zinc


Chalk Paint in greys, blues, and whites, can be layered to look like weathered zinc.

For more ways to paint an authentic patina, see my posts, The Look of Verdigris, Zinc Patina, and  Inspired by Turquoise

January 27, 2014

Swedish Style

A warm grey sets the tone for a Gustavian palette

For other ways to create a style and finish reminiscent of Swedish antiques, check out my posts Country Sideboard,  Swedish Country Style,  and A Carl Larsson Pink

January 25, 2014

Vintage Chest in Hues of Louis Blue

Painted in separate layers, each coat is washed,
or rubbed back to create a time worn patina 




If you can't get enough of Louis Blue, check out my posts,  Duck Egg and Louis Blue,  Ralph Lauren Blue,  and  Chair of Many Colors

January 21, 2014

Custom Colors

In addition to the layering of colors to achieve an aged look,
custom colors can be made by mixing. Florence and Antibes Green
can be combined to form a rich emerald green.









The Colors of Carl Larsson


A color palette from Sweden

For other ways to create a style and finish reminiscent of Swedish antiques, check out my posts Country Sideboard,  Swedish Country Style,  and A Carl Larsson Pink

January 19, 2014

Shades of grey


 A rich grey is rarely just shades of black and white.
On a door in Belgium, several hues are layered and
mixed to form greys with depth and texture.


January 16, 2014

Contrast Colors

Color theory contrasts in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Colors

Dark and Moody


  A somber mix of Chalk Paint neutrals, with just a hint of Paloma,
  are layered to form a well worn patina.


January 11, 2014

Duck Egg Blue



Peeling layers reveal an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
color palette with Duck Egg Blue emphasized.

January 9, 2014

Verdigris Antique Door



Verdigris created from many layers of paint,
 in rich blues and greens. 

Antibes Green is one of the most popular Chalk Paint Colors. For more ideas to use Antibes Green, see these posts you may have missed .  Old Table, New Look,  Custom Purple and Lime Green, and   Stack of Bowls

Chinoiserie Apothecary Cabinet





Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Arles

Antique Door Patina


Chalk Paint Color Palette of the day
made by mixing variations of
Antibes Green & Old White.


Antibes Green is one of the most popular Chalk Paint Colors. For more ideas to use Antibes Green, see these posts you may have missed .  Old Table, New Look,  Custom Purple and Lime Green, and   Stack of Bowls