July 11, 2013

Color mixing: Chateau Grey + Duck Egg

Hi friends! Today I've got a really cool custom order I had this week which required some color mixing. The inspiration: this totally amazing lamp found by my client at Tuesday Morning. Isn't it beautiful!

The idea was to create a color that would compliment the deep saturated turquoise of the lamp base and tie together some of the soft colors around my client's living room. After a bit of thought I pulled out Annie Sloan's Duck Egg and Chateau Grey chalk paints.

Chateau Grey is a beautiful mossy green and Duck Egg is an aqua with a touch of grey.

(I always use a chopstick to mix colors)

(50/50 mixture on the right, 1pt Duck Egg/3pts Chateau Grey on the left - we used the color on the left)

I first tried a 50/50 mix, but ultimately it was a bit too blue for this project. The 1pt Duck Egg to 3pts Chateau Grey was a beautiful color next to the inspired lamp.

And our custom color in all its glory painted on this most awesome cubbied coffee table:

On deck for tomorrow is another inspired custom order - this time the inspiration was derived from a piece I just finished last week!

Thanks for reading!



  1. Chelsea,
    Your custom-mixed color is beautiful... it compliments our family room decor perfectly. And my daughter is already filling her cubbies with toys...the distressing you did is such a cool and practical finish - I won't have to worry about her "distressing" it even more ;) - thank you, again! -Maggie

  2. This is such a beautiful color! I've been thinking of mixing the two colors and now I'm convinced. Thanks for posting - great job on the cubby!