Monday, March 5, 2012

Chalk Paint Color Theory - Emperor's Silk

Welcome to our NEW WEEKLY SERIES: Chalk Paint Color Theory. Every Monday, we will be featuring a different Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color. We want to give you the background of how the color was developed, show you what you can do with it, and give examples of different pieces painted with the color.

Also, as a special treat, the color will be on sale for the entire week!
Yup, can't beat that, a SALE on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

First up, Emperor's Silk.

Emperor's Silk is a vibrant, rich red. It is stunning with a great deal of impact. This bright, clear, rich red is the color of China. It signifies reunion, health, happiness, harmony, peace and prosperity. Try painting one piece in a room with this stunning color. It can also be used as an interior of a cabinet or drawer, like the red silk lining of a jacket.
You can adjust the color by adding Old White to make a bright, strong, exotic flowery pink or the pinks from Indonesia.
The vibrant color on the inside of this piece below was Annie's inspiration for the color


  1. Beautiful. It is also wonderful for the stripes on the union flag. I used it in my son's room for his bureau.

  2. I love that color! looks stunning on those pieces.

  3. Maybe soon...It is stunning! But red always is...

  4. THANKS for the link... you guys do the BEST job on your site!!! Can't wait to see you both in New Orleans!!!

  5. Loving the Color Theory!!! A great color for that pop on the inside of a drawer!! Waiting to see what color is up for next week:)

  6. Hi there!
    I love Emperor's Silk....soo pretty. I just linked up a bed painted with it!

  7. is there a better red out there? nope!!

    thanks so much for the feature! love seeing this color bringing furniture back to life!

  8. We just painted a whole dining room set with it and it is a bold in a beautiful way. But I love red. Just something about it....

  9. Good article. Looking forward to the rest of the series!

  10. This is a great post! Thanks for sharing!
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