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Antique Bronze

October 18, 2019

“Antique Bronze” is that brownish black that is such a popular finish for faucets and hardware. I like it because it’s not as harsh as black but still dramatic. I initially created it because a client building a home in Natchez had antique bronze metal windows installed and we wanted the doors to match them.

The Natchez home with antique bronze windows and my “Antique Bronze” painted doors to match.
“Antique Bronze” shutters and doors with “White Opal” siding on the exterior of this newly constructed chiropractor’s office.
A close-up of “Antique Bronze” shows the deep brown qualities of this color.

If you’d like samples of any of my full spectrum paint colors, visit my Online Store where you can order a variety of samples including free hand-painted 1″x 4″ cuttings.

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Ash and Spanish Moss

October 17, 2019

“Ash” and “Spanish Moss” are both lighter versions of the retired color “Thunder Cloud” which was created for Amy Churgin, former V.P. of Architectural Digest who wanted a full spectrum version of Benjamin Moore’s “Chelsea Grey”. Although “Thunder Cloud” has been retired, I have a formula for it. “Spanish Moss” is half of the “Thunder Cloud” formula and “Ash” is half of the “Spanish Moss” formula. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of these two colors so until I get some, below you’ll see a photo of samples of the two colors. If you’d like hand-painted samples of any of my full spectrum paint colors, visit my Online Store where you can order a variety of samples including free hand-painted cuttings (1″x4″).

“Ash” on the left, “Spanish Moss” on the right. I have used both of these colors in the Break-Through paint on exterior porch floors. It’s a much prettier gray than the typical battleship gray you usually see.

One more post on my 70 stock colors to go! After my post about “Antique Bronze” I’ll put together a post on all of the retired and custom colors that are also available to order.

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Rain

October 16, 2019

“Rain” is a very light neutral grey. It’s neither too warm, too cold, too blue, violet, green, etc. I went to great lengths to create a true light grey. As you’ll see in the photos below, it adapts to a variety of spaces and styles creating a soothing atmosphere.

“Rain” creates an oasis of calm in this contemporary bedroom.
“Rain” walls with “White Opal” trim and ceiling in this cottage on Audubon Park in New Orleans
This client used “Rain” on all the walls throughout this Baton Rouge home renovated by Amelia Fine Construction. All ceilings are “Silvery Blue”, “White Opal” trim and kitchen cabinets .
Kitchen cabinetry and all trim throughout the house is “White Opal”. Ceilings are all “Silvery Blue”

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Titanium

October 15, 2019

“Titanium” is a well-balanced grey. Neither too warm or too cool. It’s a new color I created from a sample Spokane painter Mike Richter sent me. I liked it so much, I added it to my new color palette. Since it’s new, I only have photos from one project where I specified it for siding on a bungalow in the Garden District of Baton Rouge. However, designers Brian Rowe and Caroline Alberstadt recently used it on a project so I’m hoping for some photos of it soon!

“Titanium” siding with “Moss Green” shutters, “Rainbow Fog” trim, “Haint Blue” porch ceiling. Porch deck and steps are a lightened “Kennon Ivy”
A close-up of “Titanium” siding, “Haint Blue” ceiling, “Rainbow Fog” trim, “Moss Green” shutters, lightened “Kennon Ivy” porch floor and “Sacre Bleu” screen door. We used PPG Paints’ new Break-Through Interior/Exterior Gloss on both door and porch floor. It’s as durable as an alkyd and dries in 20 minutes.

If you’d like samples of any of my full spectrum paint colors, visit my Online Store where you can order free hand-painted cuttings and a variety of other samples as well as paint.

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Dove

October 14, 2019

As mentioned in my previous blog post on the color “Smoke”, “Dove” is a darker version of the same color. To be precise, “Dove” is 75% of the “Driftwood” formula and “Smoke” is 50% of the “Driftwood” formula. We often create lighter versions of a color and can even do that with samples.

“Dove” walls and ceiling with “Bone” cabinets and trim.
“Dove” walls and ceiling with “Antique Bronze” doors. Base boards are also “Dove”
“Dove” walls in this apartment shows its brown leanings. That’s the thing about full spectrum paints. They are very color reflective so they look different in different settings, constantly changing with the light.

If you’d like to see a sample of any of my full spectrum paints, visit my Online store!

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Smoke

October 11, 2019

“Smoke” is a medium warm grey that works especially well with it’s darker version “Dove”. Both of these are lighter versions of my retired color “Driftwood”. The original darker version was named Driftwood because it’s a gray that has some brown in it, making it a great complement to wood tones.

This kitchen den area had gold walls which didn’t help with the temps from the hot afternoon sun that streams through the windows. Picking up on the recycled ceiling and grout from the tiles (something I normally never consider!), we repainted both walls and ceiling “Smoke”
Another view of the same room with “Smoke” walls and ceiling. We kept the same bone trim which works well with it.
A work in progress, this soon to be kitchen has “Smoke” walls and ceiling with “Edgewood Green” trim.

If you’d like to see a sample of “Smoke” or any of my full spectrum colors, visit my Online Store where you’ll see a variety of sample options in addition to free hand-painted cuttings.

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Putty

October 10, 2019

“Putty” is one of my oldest colors. I created it to frame a window that looked out over the trunk of a huge live oak. The bark that color in it. It’s a warm grey that’s both a beautiful wall color as well as a versatile trim color.

“Putty” on walls, ceiling and trim work well with the wood tones in this kitchen because it’s a warm grey that can sometimes have a green cast.
“Putty” walls with “Sage” trim. Although you can’t see it in this photo, we used “Gustavian Grey” on the ceilings.
“Putty” brick and trim with “Lichen” walls and ceiling in the Sullivan Dental Center in St. Francisville

If you’d like to see what “Putty” looks like in person, you can order a free hand-painted sample at my Online Store. There are lots of other samples in different sizes as well as sample jars.

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