If you’ve looked at all the chalk paint color options from the big companies, and still want to expand your palette… well, you’re not alone. Many of us have walked into our favorite chalk paint boutiques and not been able to find the exact right shade of yellow, brown, or pink, etc… Of course, you can always make your own, but sometimes the hassle doesn’t feel worth it. Well, don’t despair… there’s always an answer.
One of the most incredible things about chalk paint is the ability to mix two colors together and come out with something entirely your own… or something that’s entirely a copy of someone else’s. But hey, that’s what sharing recipes is all about.
Recently we had a question about creating a chocolate-brown using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Our fellow chalk painter didn’t think Coco was quite right for her project. She wanted something darker… something closer to Espresso. I can already hear you Cece Caldwell fans shouting at the screen. Yes… We agree, Cece makes a terrific brown called Hershey. But in this case, Cece wasn’t an option. So what’s a girl to do when she needs brown and only has ASCP to work with? It’s easy. Just get your mix on!
Equal parts Primer Red and Olive make a beautiful, rich, brown color, and with a wax (as shown below) it’s even richer. Since I didn’t have a sample already mixed, I looked around for someone else’s photo, and guess what? I hit pay dirt.
A big shout out to Round the Coop who has tried lots of color combinations and, in addition to using the same recipe for brown that I do, they’ve come up with some additional hues that they’re willing to share. In fact, several of their colors have become my new faves!
1 part Primer Red + 1 part Olive = Brown (photo by Round the Coop)
Versailles and Antibes makes a beautiful Spring Green!
1 part Versailles + 1 part Antibes = Spring Green by Round the Coop
And how about getting this gorgeous creamy yellow?
1 part Old White + 1 part Arles = Butter by Round the Coop
Check out Round the Coop for some more awesome color recipes, and other great information. http://www.roundthecoop.com/custom-color-recipes.html
When you’re finished… show us how you did with some pictures of your projects! And remember, be inspired by color! We are!
Love, The Chalk Divas!