Provence vs. Antibes Green/Florence vs. Olive | Maine Country Home

We’re switching things up with our color madness competition. Don’t worry, you’ll still get your voting fix!

So we’re not overwhelming Facebook and the blog with color mashups every day, we’re doubling up the color battles and posting them every other day. We’ll still get a winner at the end of the month, and you won’t hate color by the third week into the bracket! So now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s see the colors you’ll be voting on today, we’ve got some bright ones for you!

provence chalk paint painting the inside of drawers

PROVENCE: The south of France has shutters and doors painted in a range of turquoise blue greens, some bright and some faded. Provence was inspired by these colors. It also works beautifully for a modern look.

antibes green chalk paint annie sloan chalk paint

ANTIBES GREEN: The neoclassical palette included this bright green, sometimes pure and sometimes lightened with white. The color is also found on rustic country furniture from Ireland and the south of France – a look which is beautifully achieved with Dark Wax.

Vote for your favorite of the two by commenting here and on Facebook!


Our second color mashup is between:

florence chalk paint rustic furniture

FLORENCE: a sophisticated grand color found in neoclassical Italian and French interiors and on painted furniture. The color originates from copper green minerals and malachite. It’s also a great modern 20th Century hue.

olive chalk paint

OLIVE: This traditional green is found in fine classically painted and lacquered furniture, as well as rustic country pieces. Dark Wax brings out the richness of this green.

Vote for your favorite in a comment here and on Facebook! We’re looking forward to seeing the results of this one. We’ve been surprised by a few of the results already!

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