Annie Sloan English Yellow Chalk Paint is a clean yellow which was particularly popular in English 18th Century decoration and is inspired by hand painted Chinese wallpaper and the development of Chrome Yellow pigment. It was the first non earthy yellow and a first would be very expensive. In the 1950s this yellow became popular as a strong primrose. It can be mixed with Antibes Green to make lime green. It is a must for any chalk painter’s palette.
Annie Sloan Emporer’s Silk is a bright pure red similar to the red silk lining of a jacket. We love it and it is great to put in an interior of a cupboard or a drawer.Even better when it has dark wax added to it. It is named after the red of China.
It is also possible to add old white to this to create a wonderful rose-pink.
A wonderful colour to use as a base coat colour but even more impressive on its own.The picture above is a piece we did a while ago which had dark wax applied directly to it. (rules are breaking!!). If you are in the Deux Sevres why not pop in and see us. Please note that we are very close to the Vienne and Charente borders so you have no excuse.
Annie Sloan Emile is a warm soft aubergine colour with pink red undertones giving a rich complexity that makes beautiful sophisticated lilac tones when Old White is added. It is a colour that adds a contemporary facet to the palette being a colour used by the Charleston artists as well as a colour used by Robert Adam in the 18th century after visiting Pompeii.
So there you have it.That’s what Annie says.We say “It’s lovely!” and why not.We have made use of it with all sorts of different pieces.From signs to furniture.Goes well with Paloma and Henrietta.Don’t just take my word for it, try it.
Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint is one of our personal favourite colours. It is a greenish soft blue reminiscent of Rococo French and Swedish interiors. It looks wonderful and fresh with Old White or even better over Cream. You could even try using it over Chateau Grey and Aubusson Blue.To make a colour seen in the best old English country houses add 4 parts of Old White to 1 part of Duck Egg.
Annie Sloan Cream chalk paint is a soft, pale, warm and creamy yellow which is the colour of clotted cream.
Personally I prefer the look of cream under Paris Grey. Or of course you can use it on its own.
This cabinet above had a wash of Burgundy applied as a first coat.
Here it is under Paris Grey.
Annie Sloan country grey chalk paint is a putty colour using greenish raw umber.It is actually a really useful colour. It is terrific on its own or combined with old white. If distressing try it as a top coat with Cream or Scandinavian Pink underneath. It is generally seen as a more rustic colour which is particularly good for a country look rather than using château grey
Another way to use it is to mix it into another colour such as Château Grey or Duck Egg Blue to make them seem paler and knocked back.
Annie Sloan Coco Chalk Paint.
Move over Horlicks here is the true king ! Welcome Coco.A really rich and sumptuous colour. It really is a warm grayed brown, a colour traditionally found on old French woodwork. It works well with Duck Egg Blue or even Louis Blue.It really is a very under rated colour. We need to see more of it ! Try using it as an alternative to French Linen.
Annie Sloan Chateau Grey is a very much maligned colour. Sometimes it is referred to as a “sludgy “green. It is a very popular colouir in France and is very common in many houses. It is in Fact an elegant grey green, which is the colour found on French woodwork.
Try putting a coat of Primer red underneath it. Looks fantastic!
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is an incredibly versatile paint. Most people know it can be used on furniture but do you know it can be used on walls, ceilings and floors too? Yes, in deed it can most certainly be used on floors. If you want to complete the look it is so easy to do. It is ideal for wooden floors but can be used to great effect on concrete ones too.
The photo above is what we started out with. A rather boring concrete floor very much in need of covering up.
The first stage was to apply a coat of watered down Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™. We chose to add water as the concrete soaks up some of the paint. In this particular case it was a 50:50 mix. The colour chosen was Paris Grey.
The next stage was to divide the floor up to look like tiles. Here we used Annie Sloan Graphite. You can either do this free hand or use a piece of wood to act as a guide line.
The last and final stage is to seal the paint using Annie Sloan Lacquer.The Lacquer dries to a soft matt finish and is ideal to protect the paint. We applied this using a mini roller and a brush for the edges.Handy tip – make sure you shake the bottle well before using as all the good stuff sinks to the bottom. We left it over night to dry.The end result is a floor. For those that have visited our shop you will have seen the painted floor there.For those that haven’t here it is..