I have a great tip to share with all of my Annie Sloan chalk paint fans. I only just discovered this myself, after all of these years!
I have a new client and I’m working on a very pretty chest of drawers and headboard for her. She wants it in a bright white. Annie Sloan Old White has too much yellow in it for her taste. We are going instead with Annie Sloan Pure White. It actually – believe it or not – is my first time using Pure White. I went to my AS stockist to purchase it and we started chatting about whites. Anyhoo – she shared that if you take Old White and add a smidge of Old Violet it actually takes the yellow out of the Old White and creates a lovely, cool white.
I had to give it a try.
I poured a small amount of the Old White and took a guess on how much Old Violet to add.
At first the color was too gray. Apparently only a tiny bit of Old Violet does the trick. I added more Old White and the result was a cool, almost silver tinged white!
Just a fun tip for my painting friends ?
Wow! Who new! Thanks for the tip. I have used old white and pure white in the past. I tend to use the pure white more because I love the bright white look, but now I know how to doctor my old white to work as well. Thank you.
Thank you for this tip! will have to give it a try in the near future.
Thanks for the tip Suzanne I’m going to have to try it. I find AS Pure White to be too stark for me and only use it when mixing custom colours so this might be a good alternative.
Cynthia Chilson Finger
What a great tip, Suzanne. Thank you! I never would have thought to try it with paint. Did you know it works for hair, as well? Back in the day when I was very blonde, I would use a purple shampoo to keep the yellow out. Now if we can just remember this tip when we turn very silver! LOL
Great tip! I never would have thought to add a purple to create white. Thank you