Chalk Paint Colour Card

13 June 2012

Modern Contemporary

In the 20th Century there was an explosion of colour.   
This was because of new developments in technology.
These colours had never been available before

The American Colour Field painters worked colour like no one had before them 
Take a look 
 Barcelona Orange

A painter who was hugely influential when I was an art  student  in 1968
         Emperors Silk 
Sean Scully (b 1945 - ...) 
I was at Croydon College of Art with him 
Wikipedia ; Scully was born in Dublin and raised in South London. He studied at Croydon College of Art and Newcastle University. He was a recipient of a graduate fellowship at Harvard in the early 1970s and subsequently settled in New York.
www.amynicholas.co.uk

Antibes                  Provence 

Let's see it on your furniture!  

17 comments:

  1. The first colour I chose when deciding to push my limits was Barcelona Orange....One of my favorites now!

    janet xox
    The Empty Nest

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  2. http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/2011/12/barcelona-baby.html

    Here is my first Barcelona Orange furniture piece!

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  4. I am a Chalk Paint™ retailer in Upstate NY and see a trend with customers picking pops of bright color for their home to add energy and life! Mid-century modern, contemporary to even primitive home decor....these colors can be finished in a way to be perfectly cohesive! I also love how Chalk Paint™ has been globally influenced and we have such an incredible spectrum of colors to offer! Thank you Annie for brilliance- it shines through in every paint hue!

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  5. This chest is just beautiful! I have a tendency to use more muted color and this is just the kick in pants I needed!

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    1. I lve muted colour too but then I love to see a bit of colour - it's so cheering. The weather in England has been appalling - rain and rain and more rain. We are all developing webbed feet! I jut needed some brightness!

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  6. Antibes is coming in my next order. I can't wait to use it!

    I sure wish we had a stockist in Alaska. The shipping is killing me!

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    1. Alaska! Fabulous - then maybe you have to become the stockist!

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  7. I just bought my first Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I am so very excited to get started. I bought four colors to start out with. I think the first one I will paint is Emperor's Silk, then Antibes. The paint and brushes purchase was a birthday gift from my family. It is going to be a great investment! I'll post again after my first Annie Sloan painting experience!

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  8. Hi Debbie ~ I just wanted to thank you so much for your compliment on my blog regarding the French side table transformation. What an honor to hear from you! I absolutely love ASCP and will forever use it on any furniture make-overs I do in the future. I love the colors, the ease of use, the beautiful way it distresses, and how fabulously it layers! Again - thank you so much!

    xoxo laurie
    heavens-walk.blogspot.com

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  9. You have inspired me to want to be very bright and colorful on my next piece!!! Love those three combo's together! Of course I have all those colors so I need to get rolling!!!

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  10. I foresee a colorful, stripped commode/dresser in my future!

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  11. Oh my. I am going to refinish an antique dresser in the Emperor's Silk... I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  12. I just finished my first Annie Sloan piece...and I love it :) Can't wait to start my next project!

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  13. Verry interesting blog and beautiful colours! I would like to know how can I get your books??

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  15. I've just finished an armoire with ASCP...check it out here...www.urbancottagedecor.blogspot.com

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