Napoleonic Blue vs. Old White / Old Violet vs. Barcelona Orange | Maine Country Home

Here it is, the end of the first round of brackets! We’ve worked our way through 32 beautiful colors, and soon we’ll start seeing which one will hold the coveted Winner Winner Chicken Dinner title. Let’s get down to business and see what colors we have for you to vote on today!

napoleonic blue chalk paint

painted furniture blue

NAPOLEONIC BLUE: inspired by the ultramarine and cobalt blue pigments used for decorative work in everything from neoclassical interiors through to modern 20th century decoration.

old white chalk paint farmhouse style

OLD WHITE: The colour of chalk and gesso, this is a cool soft white without pink or yellow in it. Old White works with everything but for the quintessential French look use it over Paris Grey. It can also be added to any of the other colours to lighten them and make them the exact tone for your room.

Tough one! Vote for your favorite in the comments below and on Facebook. Remember, bonus points if you share a picture of something painted in either color!

old violet chalk paint

OLD VIOLET: Like deep Parma violets or blue lavender, Old Violet is a wonderful 18th Century color inspired by the colors of ancient Rome. Beautiful on its on or paired with red for a little Parisian boho.

orange chalk paint

BARCELONA ORANGE: This vivacious, modern orange is based on the color used copiously by the Impressionists in early advertisements and in 1960’s decoration. Such a brilliant orange was not available until the early 20th century. With dark wax, it becomes burnt orange, the color of some Chinese lacquer.

So which will it be? Beautiful, muted Old Violet, or bright and vibrant Barcelona Orange? Vote in the comments below and on Facebook!

We’ll be posting an updated bracket with the winners so far tomorrow, so be on the lookout for that soon!

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