Welcome to the Paint Color Highlight weekend series! This week I am featuring two of my favorite soft and neutral Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors, Old Ochre and Coco.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre is a fantastic, creamy white. It is not too yellow and can definitely stand on its own. It also makes a great base color to layer on top off. It can be lightened very easily with a lighter wash (of say, Old White) and can be used as a base color under a brighter color wash. It makes a great wash itself on top of other colors. It can achieve an aged finish with a dark wax or made to look quite modern with a smooth, clear finish. It is a versatile color and one of my go-to choices for many projects. I always have a tin of Old Ochre in my stash! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Coco is another one of my go-to colors. It is such an interesting hue. The base almost has a pinkish tinge to it but it is definitely not pink! I love it on its own and also have a lot of fun using it as a wash on top of other deeper colors. It can create a beautiful, aged look with a dark wax. It isn’t sleek or modern but has that softness that one would picture in an old french chateau.
Another Paint Color Highlight next Saturday! Have a great weekend and swing by The Painted Drawer Inspiration Friday Link Party for some fun!
chris aka monkey
they are beautiful colors xx
Love the Old Ochre coloring, I will be getting some this week. Thanks for the lovely ideas.
The handles on the dresser look like a flat black or deep grey. What did you use please?
Hi Jane, they were black (original to piece). Cheers!
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Just picked up a fresh can of Old Ochre yesterday for a project I’m working on this week. I have tried CoCo yet but it’s on my list of colors to play with.
You really need to give it a try. Coco is great and so fun to work with – can’t wait to see your Old Ochre piece!
I have used the Old Ochre on projects, but I haven’t worked with the Coco. This might be the next color of Annie Sloan’s I work with. I love the detail of the table legs.