Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: Blue Ombré Effect

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August 2, 2017

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As you might know by now, Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan is one of our favorite products at Stylish Patina.  You can get a range of effects with this extremely versatile product.  Blues have been a very popular style trend this summer in both Chalk Paint and our Vintage Designer Collection.  Check out this latest posting by Annie Sloan for tips on how to take your DIY project to the next level and achieve a stunning ombré effect using Chalk Paint:

Ombré means ‘shaded’ in French and this gradual change from one colour to the next has been huge over the last year or so, especially in the world of fashion. It’s so lovely to see this idea crossing over to painted furniture!


This show-stopping cabinet is a standout example of the ombré trend. Painted by the totally fabulous and inspiring Ildiko of Restored4u in Ontario, Canada. She is known for regularly mixing my colours to stunning effect.
Ildiko painted this tallboy using a mix of Florence and Aubusson Blue, which she gradually darkened with a little Graphite, for that true ombré look. She used Clear Chalk Paint® Wax all over and a little Dark Wax at the bottom to darken the colour even further.





Merging two styles, this piece has an ombré effect and uses image transfer, too. It’s a mix of contemporary and rustic Americana.

The project comes from my Stockist Karen from When Modern Was in San Francisco. She started by applying that sandy colour, using Country Grey, then blended it into Giverny to give the illusion of an expanse of sky.

She then used Image Medium to transfer the image of a buffalo onto the fronts of the drawers. To really bring out the detail in the imagery, she applied Clear Chalk Paint® Wax, which also seals in all of that gorgeous paintwork.


Across the pond, ombré has reached our fair shores, too. This sweet little chair can actually be found in my granddaughter’s nursery here in Oxford!
The chair was painted by my son Felix, who used Greek Blue on the legs which he then blended with Old White to work up to that very light blue at the top. Doesn’t it look gorgeous against that Antoinette wall?

If you’d like to see more of my granddaughter’s beautiful room, you’re in luck! Felix’s house has recently been featured in Rue Magazine. Take a peek for a tour of their colourful, cosy home!



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  1. Sean Mahan says:

    What a story, what a project! It looks gorgeous indeed! Thanks for sharing with us.

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