Paris Grey Chest of Drawers

This is a Chest of Drawers that I currently have in my home. It was a dark walnut finish and I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Paris Grey, and Dark Wax. At the time, I had only painted a few pieces with Chalk Paint and was unfamiliar with many of the colors. As much as I like Paris Grey, I think it may be time for a change.
This makes it a perfect piece to try on different colors by virtually painting. You may remember an earlier post where an armoire was shown in six different colorways. This time I thought I would use this opportunity to compare 4 of Annie’s whites and off whites. Pure White, Old White, Old Ochre, and Cream. The differences are quite subtle. This may prove problematic as computer displays are not all calibrated with the same color profile.  Use the image below as a guide, but always use actual paint swatches for color comparison.
So what do you think? Leave it as is, or paint it in one of these lovely neutrals? Tomorrow I will be showing this same chest of drawers in four more color options so stay tuned…

Mixing standard colors in different amounts and combinations is a great way to create a diverse and unique color palette. To see some the custom colors you can make from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, see my posts, Mixing for Green, Mixing for Purple, and Mixing for Orange.

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




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




I am enjoying looking through all the colors charts and projects in your blog. Great job. I kinda like the ochre.

Leslie Stocker

Thanks Mary, I appreciate your thoughts. I haven’t used Old Ochre on many projects, so this might just be the one. I need to branch out a bit.


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