Colour Inspiration with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint’s Latest Twosome

Two new colours continue to make waves in the world of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Oxford Navy and Athenian Black are here to show us what colour inspiration is really all about!

Athenian Black is an opaque noir, darker than Graphite and Oxford Navy is an inky indigo blue. Chic, classic, yet contemporary: this elegant twosome are set to make a splash this season. Both will bring depth and strength to your interiors. Dark enough to create drama, but traditional enough to do so with elegance, let’s have a look at them in action, shall we?!

This dreamy Chalk Paint wardrobe was the star of a recent photoshoot and the ombre of Athenian Black and Oxford Navy evokes restful thoughts of deep space and deep calm. We like the idea of stepping through into a rather more grown up Narnia; where we sip a martini from a cut crystal glass with the White Witch, surrounded by Art Deco furniture in Oxford Navy and Athenian Black, with a few well placed Art Deco touches in Gold and Silver Gilding Wax.

These two stools are a fun mix – boasting that pitch black and inky navy blue tones that we love. Annie was inspired by the huge collection of Ancient Greek pottery at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to create the opaque pitch black colour. Athenian Black has been designed with an opulence of pigment in order to suggest impenetrable shadow, like the black used to render silhouetted figures on terracotta coloured clay ware in Classical times.

The Oxford Navy stool has been given a modernist frottage look, with Oxford Navy serving to anchor the scheme.

Oxford Navy is an inky, traditional navy blue which evokes the strong, august blue of academic insignia and fountain pens, as well as the rich pigment indigo blue so synonymous with traditional Indian block printing. Available to buy NOW – online or through your local Stockist!

Athenian Black is the true, deep Chalk Paint® black you’ve been longing for. Developed to reflect the opaque figures and dramatic silhouetted shapes painted on Ancient Greek ceramics, this colour is a true Classic.

Find out more about this inspirational twosome at Annie Sloan.


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