Blue Monday never looked so happy!
I wanted to share with you today my favorite color palette of Stain & Seal. When I tell people how much I use Colonial Green and Williamsburg Blue Stain and Seal Colors they look at me like I am a Puritan! Well. let me tell you, Ye Ole Williamsburg Blue and Colonial Green colors are incredibly versatile and dare I say, current. The same with Turquoise and Teal Stain and Seal colors. No 1980's eyeshadow shades-these two have a lovely grey undertone that takes them more to Scandinavia then Studio 54! And Pickling White should be a staple in your cabinet stains, Poor pickling got saddled with thoughts of horrible cabinets that turned peachy or chartreuse with time. Not this color.
Need convincing? How about a whole house project built around these stain colors.
Beautiful blue, green and cream French Country china cabinet
with Faux Effects Stain & Seal and Old World Finishing Paint.
The china cabinet above is from France. Looks like an old antique right? It's actually from the 1970's but with the right shades (and techniques) it fits in perfectly and naturally with older pieces from Provence.
Antique mirror updated with Faux Effects Stain & Seal
If you use over-stains made with a gold base- like Rich Brown or a warmer brown like American Walnut, you will really pull out the green undertone of these blue/green stains. And Rich Brown or American Walnut on Pickling White may skew a bit pink. Using something with a grey tone will soften the blue/greens and white without changing the color significantly.
Excited to go Green? Or Blue? Or Pickled? October is the month to give one (or all a try)
Interested in learning how to use Faux Effects Products for Cabinetry? Check out my classes Thursday, December 7th (Restoration Re-Stain) and Friday, December 8th (Re-stain Wood Cabinets). These classes will be at our studio in Dallas, TX. You may check the class information on the FE Dallas Facebook Fan Page. I will also post upcoming classes from other FE studios and instructors on this blog and on the Faux Effects Facebook Fan Page. Everyone is working on their 2018 schedules!
Until next week....
Until next week....