How could we possibly pick a favourite from Annie Sloan’s fantastic Chalk Paint®?
Here Lisa does the hard work and picks some of her favourites.
From Lisa: After picking my top FIVE colours, I notice that there are a lot of blues – not surprising if you’ve seen photos of my house! But I also picked some strong accent colours in there. I hope you are as inspired as I am!
1. Napoleonic Blue
Asked to name my favourite Annie Sloan colours, this rich cobalt blue called Napoleonic Blue was the first that came to mind. I think it works really well and adds a moody, sophisticated but bold colour. Perfect for bedrooms or living rooms. As the name suggests, it can be quite a manly and bold colour so it can be great at balancing out more feminine pieces.
Annie Sloan calls Florence a sophisticated and grand colour and I think that’s the perfect way to describe it. The colour comes from copper green minerals and it does conjure up image up large copper domes in ancient Italian cities. It strikes such a great balance of rich and bright, ideal for a refreshing a cabinet.
3. Aubusson Blue
Aubusson Blue is slightly more subdued than the Napoleonic Blue, this colour is named after the Aubusson rugs from France. I upcycled my much loved armoire wardrobe in Aubusson Blue and I get so many compliments on it!
The name says it all: Provence. I love France, I have lived in France and studied French so I’m not surprised that I also love this colour named after Provence. This turquoise blue green was inspired by the colour of doors and window shutters in southern France. I can almost smell the lavender.