Amsterdam Green is one of Annie’s newest Chalk Paint™ colours, and is now available at Paisley Vintage.
The Annie Sloan project below, styled with botanical prints, really highlights the forest green tone, although I’m sure for many Australian’s may instantly think – ‘Federation Green’! Annie has taken inspiration for this colour from the deep green of painted shutters and doors of Amsterdam.
US stockist When Modern Was recently shared the dresser below – I just love the more traditional tone of the piece, and it definitely adds a masculine feel when teamed with the dark wood of the top and drawer edges. And how cute is the little map decoupage on the front – just beautiful!
Last but not least, Steffiex Brocante Atelier shared her own Amsterdam Green projects, shown below. The sign she has created highlights to me that this green is perfect for Christmas decorating – so I need to get painting!
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In August we were all excited to see the arrival of Annie’s latest Chalk Paint™ colour, Giverny.
Named after the village in Northern France where French Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived, Giverny is a bright and clean blue, perfect for modern or coastal inspired styles. This brilliant blue is closer to the greens in Annie’s palette, without any red in it that would deepen the colour.
The gorgeous side table above is a great example of just how bright Giverny is. By placing the green Antibes lamp and the English Yellow wooden bar in the frame you can see how Giverny complements them, rather than fades off into the background.
Giverny is also a perfect colour for white wax, as show on this farmhouse table makeover shared at Perfectly Imperfect. I’m using lots of white wax at the moment; it’s perfect for Annie’s deeper colours, but I’m using it on every Pure White piece at the moment too!
Giverny is the first of three new colours scheduled for launch this year, plus a new book by Annie titled ‘Paint Everything’. Can’t wait to share them with you! Don’t forget, if you sign up for our monthly newsletter you will receive 10% off a tin of our colour of the month!
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This months Chalk Paint™ Inspiration is Graphite!
True to her fine arts background, Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint™ doesn’t consist of a true black, but rather a charcoal or soft black, called Graphite. This colour has real depth and character to it, and tends to look lighter or darker depending upon the light it’s under. It also tends towards a deep blue hue, rather than a brown or yellow.
I’ve used quite a lot of Graphite in painting, it’s a real statement colour without being harsh. It works beautifully with the gold tones of the mirror above, of with the lovely bright colours in the buffet below.
I get a lot of clients who are unsure of whether Graphite will be too dark for their home, worrying that it will darken the rooms overall feel or make the room feel small. I find the key to using darker colours is to pair them with texture, light and mirrors! A worn Graphite finish, like in the buffet and hutch below, gives a vintage feel without becoming too rustic. The lighter colour in the back of the hutch also means that any display pieces will stand out.
Looking for a more true black? Then Annie’s new Black Wax directly over Graphite is perfect! Another trick is to add a little Aubusson Blue to your paint, in the ratio of around 1 part Graphite, 1/4 part Aubusson Blue.
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