Mixing it up!

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Given that I have two young girls, pink is a popular colour in our house!

But whilst I try not to over do the pink outfits / teddy bears / princess castles, I did actually want to create this new shade of pink to liven up this old pine chair that I’d picked up from a charity shop a long time ago and had just been gathering dust in storage!

Many of you will have seen and perhaps experienced some of the Annie Sloan Chalk PaintTM colours, but they don’t just stop with what you can see on the colour chart.

There are hundreds more colours and shades to be had by mixing colours together. One of the easiest ways to do this is to take any of the colours, and mix them with any of the whites (Old White, Pure or Original). There’s no difficult science behind it, it’s more about being creative and experimenting to get the shade you’re looking for.

I got this particular shade of pink by taking Emperors Silk – on its own a strong, vibrant red – and mixing it with Pure – the clean / bright white.

I started with one part Pure and kept going until about two parts Pure until I was happy.

This now sits in the spare room finished off with a simple patch cushion for a bit more detail.

So, remember, if you can’t see the colour you want, mix it up!

If you need some more inspiration, then we have some more examples in Pebble of other colours we’ve mixed together which may just spark a few ideas!.

Happy mixing!

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