Color Studies/Green/Lime Green

 I ‘ve been working on some color studies lately to expand my range of greens. One of my clients is wanting a lime green for a project, similar to the green in the photo above. A strong and powerful pop of color.  More on the actual project later. For now I am working on establishing a sample of the range of green shown on the planters.

This is a theoretical representation of the range of Lime Greens I’m looking for. My next step will be to try mixing actual paint samples to make this green.
These color cards show the results of mixing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Antibes Green and English Yellow in varying proportions, 1:1, 2:1, and 1:2. I like to keep a record when I mix colors so I can refer to them on later projects.  Next I will mix Antibes Green with Arles for a comparison and sharing those tomorrow.

I like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Miss Mustard Seed Milk 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


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




Hi Leslie! I simply love your site and admire you sooo much for your color-knowledge and painting skills. I could look at your pictures on and on and on and find so much love and passion and movement. I found your site just yesterday but cant stop studying it. I myself would love to be able to paint the way you do. I can see you dont have FB , is it possible to share your photos on FB? I do hope Annie Sloan has discovered your site, she would be sooo delight to see it. Hope hearing from you Anna

Leslie Stocker

Hi Anna,
Thank you so much! I am really new to the blogging, social networking scene and have alot to learn. The only other connection to my blog is Pinterest, so its amazing anyone finds me. I actually did sign up for FB yesterday,but it will be awhile before I post much. Just getting the blog the way I want it is taking longer than I expected.
Some of the Chalk Paint retailers have used my images on their blogs and FB pages, but I dont know if Annie Sloan has seen any of my work. ( i’m a huge Annie fan).
If you have any experience with Chalk Paint, you can easily get a finish like the ones in the photos. My process is so simple… pick 2 or 3 (or more) colors and paint them on in separate layers, purposely leaving gaps so the under layers show through. Also just keep going until you are satisfied, adding paint here and there. Many times I use a photo for inspiration, and it helps with color choice.Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment,


Hi Leslie! Nice to see you on FB, and thank you for your answer. As you found I am stockist of Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan and imagine the next month I am going to Oxford for oneday class with Annie Which is so exciting. Today I had a workshop and printed some of your photos and had as an ispiration for the girls and all of them were soooo delighted and as you can on fb one got inspired of you and turned her chair and this little cupboard inte a mix of Anitbes, Florence, Provence and dark vax. Thank you Lesile for your lovely pictures. Warm regards Anna


I wrote you an e-mail Leslie with the name of the shop and links to Fb and website. Have you got it?


Hi Leslie,
Also I discovered you and I just love what you do. I am still a beginner but love the colour mixing. Can you describe the layering process especially “My process is so simple… pick 2 or 3 (or more) colors and paint them on in separate layers, purposely leaving gaps so the under layers show through”.
Do you mean first you start with the strongest colour first and when it is dry you put the next colour on top and so on.

Leslie Stocker

Hi Ingrid,
Yes I usually paint the most dominant color first in a solid layer. I let each layer dry before adding more colors. I might add more colors but not solidly after the first. Watch for some new tutorials in November on blending and layering.Thanks,
Leslie xxoo

Debbie Pacitti

New to Anne Sloan paints and I absolutely love your wetbsite. It’s exactly what I was looking for. Thank you soooo much!


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