This weekend I was working on this chest of drawers for a friend of mine, when my husband walked by and said, “Didn’t you paint this same piece last week?”. The truth is I did paint a similar chest in a similar color scheme just a few days before I started on this one. In fact, every month I paint at least 2 or three commissions in soft blue and green pastels. Not quite white with just a hint of color seems to be everyone’s favorite choice . Why is that? Does it go with everything? Does it look authentic?
I don’t have the answer, I’m more or less just wondering out loud. My friends who regularly buy, paint, and resell furniture, have said something painted a soft blue or gentle green, as in a pastel bordering on white, will sell every time. I know the colors I use the most are the two Annie Sloan whites, Old and Pure. Will we ever tire of it? Will it go out of style? Has painted furniture almost run its course? I would love to know what you think on the subject.
For this lovely chest of drawers, I painted a solid first coat of Duck Egg Blue. I mixed tints in different strengths of Duck Egg Blue and Old White and added them in layers. Shadows were painted in Coco and highlights dry brushed with Old White. Clear wax to seal. No distressing or Dark wax.