What’s Your Neutral?

gray chest copy


When I’m in a quandary about color, I have a few Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® combinations that never fail, never disappoint. It’s my favorite neutral, a greige  made of CoCo, Paris Grey and Old White. Paris Grey provides the base color.  Shadows are made  with light layers of Coco (French Linen can be substituted for Coco) and highlights washed on or dry brushed with Old White. It always works and always looks fresh.

You can vary it by changing the base color and using the other two colors for definition and contrast. Or mixing Old White to make tints of Paris Grey and Coco and adding layers.


Roccoco Chest


It can be made to look worn, distressed, and vintage.

Country Pine Server


Or new and modern, as in the Restoration Hardware finish.

Restoration Hardware Mirror

It’s a finish that can be used in any style of decor, from Gustavian to Rococo and in any color scheme, neutral or bold. It blends in and stands out at the same time.

Rough Luxe



It’s the perfect Chalk Paint color palette; Old White, Paris Grey, and Coco

master bath vanity cabinet


If you want to see more neutrals in action, you will love my posts, Swedish Country Style,   A Different Technique, and  On The Side

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Leslie Stocker

Hi Mandi
Not sure if you mean my paint or my furniture. Paint from my local stockist in Louisville, and furniture thrift and consignment stores, and flea markets. I have almost zero luck with craigs list. Hope that answers your question:) Thanks for reading my blog.
Leslie xxoo


Do you have a site or blog that shows step-by-step in your painting techniques? Thanks


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