Color Choices

In addition to the color options shown in yesterday’s post for the chest of drawers, here are six more Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® colors to consider.

Sometimes it can be difficult to make a color decision from a small swatch of paint. And although not an exact color match, these images are based on actual paint samples scanned into my computer. So what would you do?  Would you paint it in one of these colors?  Would you do something completely different? Or would you leave it the way it is now, painted in Paris Grey with dark wax.

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coastal gray

I mostly like the Louis Blue…. But it probably depends on what else is in the room, and if you want it to stand out or fade into the room…. Also Antoinette is very pretty, have yet to use it….

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Angela Vallee

I’ve noticed a strong concern on blogs about what colour would best bring out the character of single pieces. While this may be a fun game to play, or most relevant to the business person selling up-cycled furniture for cash, I really don’t think it has that much value to the DIY audience in general or colour theory in particular. I tend to dislike blues and yellows; they aren’t “my” colours. But I still use them in my colour pallets. Just my opinion!

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Leslie Stocker

Thanks Angela, I appreciate your feedback. I’m still trying to determine which subjects are interesting and helpful and which ones are not. I’m glad you took the time to comment. It helps when I’m planning future posts. Best,
Leslie

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JDGeorgia

I really love the Louis Blue and the Cream from your previous post about this piece. One is cool, the other warm. The Country Gray is also very handsome. I think the color scheme of the room where you plan to use it should determine the color you choose. In a little girl’s room, Paloma or Antoinette might look great, though outside that context I don’t like either. It’s a wonderful chest and I think it will look good no matter which color you choose.

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Leslie Stocker

Hi JD,
thanks for commenting. I agree the context of the room will end up being the determining factor. There seem to be a few colors that everyone seems to like. This post offered an opportunity to highlight some colors that are often overlooked. After I finish the painting I will post. Would love to know what you think.
Best,
Leslie

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Kathleen - Dovetails llc

Another great post! I really like Versailles. It is a beautiful soft color and imho, underrated by many. With your talent for hue and tone, it would be stunning and maybe get the 15 minutes of fame it deserves, lol.

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