True Blue

 

True Greek Blues

 

 

Combinations of blue are my favorite color palettes. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is so easy to layer to create striking and complex blues. I used Napoleonic Blue, Aubusson Blue and Greek Blue on my antique Chinese Apothecary Cabinet, layers of Napoleonic Blue and Graphite on this Chest of Drawers, and different shades of Napoleonic Blue on this vintage dresser in a  Piero Fornasetti  style.

I also had great success layering Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Flow Blue and French Enamel on this antique Printers Type Cabinet. Here is what it looked like before:

printers cabinet

 

And for more blue inspiration, just click on any of the blue swatches in the color palette: Napoleonic Blue, Greek Blue, Louis Blue,  Aubusson Blue.

French Blues copy

 

I like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for my craft and furniture projects, but for walls nothing compares to Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint. I love the natural variations of shades and tones the lime creates within one paint color. You have to see how gorgeous it is! Checkout my most recent interior design make overs with Fresco. It can be purchased online at www.502paint.com

P.S  Pure and Original also makes a chalk based paint called Classico in 140 colors! Its amazing too!

 

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4 Comments

Toni

Leslie, I am crazy over blue. Can you talk theory about the differnet blues in the ASCP? I love the greek blue, but then I also love Louis and Napolean….. Sometimes I find it hard to decide what blue to use, but I think if I understood what pigments make the colours I would find it easier to decide and also the complimentary colours that go with it. Thank you for all that you do for us.
Toni

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Leslie Stocker

Toni,
That is a great idea for a post, comparing ASCP blues. I’ll try to get to it in the new year. Thanks as always for reading, following, and leaving thoughtful comments. Happy Holidays,
Cheers,
Leslie

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Shona

Hi Leslie,
You were going to post a video on how you paint your layers. Did I miss that? Or has it not been posted yet?

I’m waiting with bated breath! I love your pieces. They have so much depth and character. I need to know how to do it :). Videos are so much easier to learn from.

Thanks
Shona from Ontario (Canada)

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Leslie Stocker

Shona,
Thanks for asking. The video’s returned from the editor last week and I will be posting a new one each week. Look for it sometime in January. Happy Holidays.
Cheers,
Leslie

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