Aubusson Blue: color profile. See how to use this versatile color

Aubusson Blue

Pronounced “Oh-boo-sawn.” If you’re not familiar with this beautiful rich color, let us introduce you to Aubusson Blue.

Aubusson Blue chalk paint

Named after the blue found in classic Aubusson rugs from France, this color is inspired directly by the development of Prussian Blue in the late 18th Century. It’s the perfect color for a Swedish interior among others.

Here you can see this secretary desk we updated in this color with the Dark Wax as a topcoat. The Dark Wax brings out the lovely green tones of the paint.

painted secretary desks

Aubusson Blue is an interesting color, in that it’s muted enough to act as a neutral. But a neutral with personality! This armchair we painted could go with just about any existing color palette.

painting upholstery with annie sloan chalk paint

Pair this versatile color with reds, soft yellows, greens, grays…really just about any color! For a sophisticated nautical palette balance out with crisp, bright whites, and bright, bold reds. A more traditional palette calls for soft whites or muted beiges. Use this color to bring personality into a soft, neutral space without being overpowering.

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