Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ode to Old Violet

Old Violet with Dark Soft Wax

Old Violet is just the prettiest muted violet with grey undertones
you'd ever want to see. 

Like deep Parma violets or blue lavender it is a wonderful 18th century color 
often used for painting the inside of furniture - like the lining of a jacket. 

Old Violet
Add Old White
Add more Old White

Add Old White and you will get beautiful shades of violets / blues / greys.

Paris Grey

Paint as the base color with Paris Grey / Old White or Pure White on top and
distress for a wonderful aged affect.

It is of course wonderful on its own as I did here on this beautiful table -
love Old Violet in the garden!

Wouldn't it be beautiful with Emperor's Silk or Cream too?

Old Violet
Emperor's Silk

At my next Chalk Paint® Class in Richmond, we will learn more about
Old Violet and Annie's other fabulous colors.

Happy Painting!  Rachel

Chalk Paint® and supplies are available at my two shops:
4323 Irvington Rd., Irvington, VA and 
19 S. Belmont Ave. (in the heart of Carytown), Richmond, VA
For directions to either shop, click HERE

To see more tips, tutorials, photos: Paintbrush and Pearls

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