Chalk Paint Colour Card

28 December 2011

Happy New Year 
Hello again and I'm back  after a very hectic Christmas break and a beautiful time of quiet
I'm continuing my explanations of my colours. 
Château Grey
I made this colour for three reasons
One
based on the pigment Terre  Verte meaning green earth found in Italy, France, Cyprus, Hungary...and the USA.  American Shaker box painted simply possibly using natural green earth pigment found in parts of the USA
Two:
 It's the colour that was used as an underpainting in old master paintings for flesh - glazed over with  red and pink tones - sometimes the reds have faded so the face just looks green! 
Three:

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In house painting it was known as Drab and was made from mixing all the left over paints together to make a base coat. The above chair is original 19th century French painted cabriole chair leg with a beautiful soft green .

Duck Egg Blue
Scandinavian Pink /Primer Red
It also works with Old White of course!


Chateau Grey is of my favourite colours and one that is useful as it's a colour but not really a colour.
Annie 


31 comments:

  1. I just received this color from my husband as a Christmas present! He gives the best gifts! Can't wait to use it! Thank you!

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  2. Love the Chateau Grey and how it works with the other colours,Annie! I took a ASCP workshop at Tawnya Norton's C'est Moi and I been searching for some pieces to paint. Thank you for this blog. I love reading the History of colour and how you have incorporated this in to your paint palette! Amazing information! Can't wait to get started.

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  3. I love Chateau Grey but I know a lot of people do not because fit looks too green. I think it is just perfect!

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  4. Hello Annie.....I think this will be my next color to play with! I love the background history of all your colors, makes me look at them in a new way.

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

    Happy New Year!

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  5. I love how color can mean so much more then what we see.

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  6. I LOVE Chateau Grey! I am mixing it with Antibes and painting my kitchen cabinets:-) It's the BEST green EVER:-)

    Thank you

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  7. The name of this color has always kinda thrown me. Now I'm very inspired and excited to go paint something with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Wow! I love this color!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. Annie, the layered paint on that chair is awesome!

    I'm gonna mess around with creating that effect. Love the green peaking through.

    Thanx for the history lesson. It's neat to know where your color choices come from.

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  10. I just painted my first piece with that paint today! It is just wonderful. I think I am going to go over it with a little dark wax and then clear wax mixed with old white. And, there is a chair waiting for me in the garage that I plan on undercoating with the Chateau Grey with a little Duck Egg Blue dabbed here and there then over coat with Old White and distress. Your paints work so well I am sure it will look a lot like the photo of the chair leg in your blog. The other thing about Chateau Grey (at least to me up here in the winter gloom of the Pacific Northwest) is that the light causes it to look almost blue. It's a fabulous color.

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  12. What a lovely color.

    Can't wait to attend one of your American Tour 2012 workshops.

    I am about an hour away from one of your stocklist's and plan on attending here in sunny california.

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  13. Looking forward to your 2012 tour! Chateau Grey is one of my favorite colors ;-)-Cheryl

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  14. Love the chalk paint. American Tour 2012 Dallas!

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  15. Have just become a follower. American tour 2012.
    Am entering giveaway on The Passionate Home.

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  16. I am inspired by all your work and just bought my first can of paint today and have a dresser to paint tomorrow!!! Thank you.
    Christine Potter
    Mount Dora Fl.

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  17. The duck egg blue is to die for! Can't wait for the American tour 2012!!

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  18. WOW!!! Impressive!!!

    PS Out of photographic guise I'm also an Annie.

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  19. Looking forward to learning more about your paint.
    American Tour 2012!!

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  20. Just found your blog through From My Front Porch! American Tour 2012

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  21. And I am looking forward to your American Tour 2012! Best wishes for the New Year!

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  22. Tried a project with your amazing paint for the first time today! SO pretty. American Tour 2012!

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  23. American Tour 2012. Amazing Paint - I love it. Been painting furniture for many years - just got my first can, and can't wait to get more.

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  24. I'm so excited! I get to go the American Tour 2012 in Atlanta in March. I can't wait. I'm in love with these paints. They are so addictive. I'm such a sucker for a great before and after and these paints do it everytime.

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  25. I am so excited for your American Tour 2012. your colors and paints are amazing

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  26. Love the duck egg blue with red, one of my favorite color combos! Can't wait for the American 2012 Tour!

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  27. American Tour 2012 -- love your paint, books, blogs, etc. Can't get enough! Add Seattle to your tour and I'm there. :)

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  28. Loved attending the stockists' workshop this week in my capacaity as a freelance tutor/merchandiser at one of your stockists so big thanks for that. Am addicted to the paint despite as a freelance homes interest writer/stylist having access over the past 20 years or so to trying out basically every manufacturers' paints, waxes etc free on editorial shoots.'Tis truly scrumptious.

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