Monday, March 12, 2012

Chalk Paint Color Theory - Primer Red

This week we are featuring Primer Red.

Primer Red is a deep red ochre found in practically every culture from Venetian palaces to Vietnamese temples. Red earths were plentiful and relatively easy to come by. The color is often associated with the color for priming furniture and as the base coat for gilding. It is a wonderful color on its own or as a base for other colors, particularly when distressing.
Adjust the color by adding Old White to achieve the beautiful and distinctive brown pinks of Venice.

Have you used Primer Red yet?
If not, here is your chance, it is on sale all week!

1 comment:

  1. Primer Red is on of my absolute favorite colors! Thanks for the pictures of inspiration.