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The Trend Report: Taking a dip in Summer hues

The Trend Report: Taking a dip in Summer hues

by Azie on June 15, 2015 in Trend Report

The Chalk Paint® palette is so full of gorgeous colors it can be challenging to choose what to use for your next project. Annie Sloan’s signature hues are great for mixing and the Summer is perfect for trying out a new color!

Over the next few weeks, I want to focus on the looks that have been floating around on the home decor scene now that the weather is warm. Summer inspired teals, corals, and yellow-greens are all within the realm of mixing with your Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. This post will focus on the more subdued versions of those colors so they can be year-round additions. My objective was to keep them light and cool so they could brighten up spaces, and the key to that was utilizing Cream. It’s a mixing MVP because it tones down, but adds a subtle yellow hue.

Blues: Try Florence + Pure White + Cream (1 : 1 : 1/2 ratio)

The combination of Florence and Pure White will give you a beautiful light teal if Florence alone is too stunning for your space. The addition of the Cream brings out the minty tones Florence is capable ofreaching. It also looks elegant and coastal-inspired on fabrics.

Pinks: Try Burgundy + Scandinavian Pink + Cream (1 : 1 : 1)

Coral is a Summer staple but sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect tone that won’t seem too bright alongside your home decor. Using Scandinavian Pink lends its deep, dusty, tones to the overall color and mellows out the Burgundy. Cream keeps it from being too stark a color but still adds nice depth to it.

Greens: Try Versailles + Antibes + Cream (1 : 1 : 1)

Green is personally my all-time favorite part of the color spectrum. Sometimes greens (like Antibes) while beautiful, are hard to incorporate full strength, so I played around with how to make a lighter but still maintaining a Summer-inspired yellow-green. Versailles adds a bit of gray to it and Cream again acts as that lightener but adds that gorgeous yellow undertone to it.

And if you didn’t know you could dye fabrics with Chalk Paint®, now you know! I added equal parts water to the paint that I had left over and decided to dye some swatches. More on the subject to come of course!


**Chidi is our New York City {verdigreen} shop manager & has a background in Fashion and Design. She will be writing The Trend Report for {verdigreen} so check back for weekly updates & come meet her in person at our East Village location.

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