Warm White Armoire

 

 
Warm White Armoire

 

Warm undertones and different shades of white give this armoire a richness and complexity missing in many new pieces of furniture.  The panels on the doors are a bright white, while the white on the frame is warm with yellow undertones, or a antique white that becomes creamy with age.  Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®  you can easily recreate this vintage  color palette.  Old White on the frame and  Pure White on the door panels will  give your white interest and variation. Add shadows by using Coco, a warm brown  along the edges and in the recesses. Distress  minimally and carefully.

To see another color combination on an armoire, see my post Lovely Lavender, or Project Journal where I share how I painted a rosewood armoire in blues and browns.

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14 Comments

Leslie Stocker

Between mixing and layering those are probably my most used colors. I’m always running out of one or the other. Thanks, Robin.
Leslie

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Julie

Can we mix PW and OW to get a not so bright pure white or is it better to use wax to change the PW color?

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Leslie Stocker

Erika,
Sadly no, but it is so easy, you could paint your own. If you can’t find one vintage at a good price, consider something from Ikea,(or similar) store. Thanks for asking and reading the blog. Happy Holidays,
Cheers,
Leslie

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Jennie

So all the dark (chippy spots) are front the brown paint? Looks AWESOME!

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Christina

hi Leslie,

I am trying to redo a dresser and want to go for the same effect as the panels on the doors of the armoire. This will be my first project, so I am a bit nervous. Did you apply any wax after applying the PW? And are the dark looking spots from the coco color? Don’t want to mess this up! Thanks!

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Kim

Would you please post a step-by-step guide in how to achieve this look on the old white armoire. My husband and I are painting our kitchen cabinets and this is the look I want to achieve. Thank you!

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ginny

HELP! I’ve done my formerly sage green kitchen cabinets in Pure White ASCP and Gasp, whispering here) I don’t like it. It feels too stark, especially next to my vintage farm sink. Can I go over with a coat of Old White or do I need to mix OW and PW together to soften the look, and then wax?

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Hayley

Did the exact same thing. PW is way to bright. I put clear wax on. Wondering what to do? I ordered dark wax thought maybe tame the brightness down. But I would love any suggestions

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Carrie Mooney

Wonderful look! You’re extremely talented. Would you be so kind to help a beginner here…I’m taking my 12 y/o Ethan Allen oak or maple (not positive which it is) coffee table and Im wanting to achieve this exact look with it. Do you recommend I just use the warm white first then do a coat of clear wax next? Then when should I apply the coco on the edges & crevices? Do I apply wax to the coco edges & crevices, also? Or apply any dark wax anywhere? A step by step direction would be extremely appreciated.
Carrie

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