What can I say, I am totally obsessed with Annie Sloan’s new color, Florence. This vibrant color of Chalk Paint™ decorative paint was formally known as Persian Green in the UK. It is the perfect color to pair with black, white, and a hint of gold. It is the punch of color when you need it! I personally love it with a sleek modern finish, like the table I will show you next week while I am at the Haven conference in Atlanta. It can also be used to create a time aged finish with the application of Annie Sloan Soft Wax in dark. This new color is just now getting into the hands of Stockists so grab it quick!
I was out shopping last week and wondered into the new Michael Kors store (my fashion obsession)…well, be still my heart; I spotted this brand new bag in Florence. I could not help but to convince myself that I could not properly launch a new color in the US and Canada without my matching handbag. We all know that what happens in fashion immediately precedes what we see in interior design.
You will also notice if you are out shopping that the hot colors trending this summer are super bright and fun. Of course, because I live in a world of Annie Sloan, I took a mental note…Frangipani (equal parts Emperor’s Silk and Old White), Barcelona Orange, Antibes, and Florence Chalk Paint.
And if you still want to stay fresh this summer, but bold is not your taste, take a more classic approach to your furnishings and home decor by pairing Arles and Napoleonic Blue (with dark wax) with a warm brown. Very nautical!
Mint green is a popular color as well! After Haven conference next week, I will have a post dedicated just to mint green and a few projects that I recently completed in my home.