Friday, February 10, 2017

Colour me happy: furniture inspiration: Blues

After all that black furniture I have been painting lately, I thought I would post some inspiration of beautiful bright and bold pieces. I know I am more known for my muted colours - greys, white and taupes, but I do love a pop of colour also. 

When I think of bright furniture, I'm always drawn to blues.

Teal & Turquoise Furniture

Teal and turquoise are easy colours to paint with - amazing coverage with this deep pigment so you will only ever need two coats and you may even get away with one if you like it a bit rustic.

Most of these pieces are all custom mixed but you could find similar at Porter's Paint I am sure or ASCP Florence isn't too dissimilar, maybe play around with mixing it with ASCP Aubusson.  



This piece below that I painted this week is 2 parts Aubusson to one part Florence.



ASCP Provence




Turquoise


Even looking at these two photos below makes me want to paint something in this divine bright colour again. Wow.




This is a very similar mix to above but i do find photographing turquoise and lots of blues can be very difficult to capture the true colour.


I'm going to continue this as an inspiration series on different colours: I may have to use other peoples work when using other colours such as red or orange :)

Hope you find this helpful and perhaps you are now inspired to pick up a bright colour to paint your next piece?

Fiona xx

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