It seems like white, grey and black are the most popular colors people choose when deciding what color to paint a project. I love anything done in those colors, but don’t be afraid to add a little color when doing a project. I recently painted a few smaller projects and used some of my favorite Annie Sloan colors. These are great accent pieces that add a little “pop” if you will to any decor. Now I’m not an interior decorator in any way but I do love to walk into a room and see a fun piece of furniture or a decoration that stands out from everything else. Who doesn’t love that?
Red is a great accent color. A cute friend of mine, Julie, had me paint an end table that she wanted to update the look of. I asked her what color she wanted and she said white and red! Yay for red!! I showed her the Emperor’s Silk and that’s what she went with. I did Old White on the top and added dark wax to finish off the distressed look. You really can’t go wrong with these colors. Here’s the before and after.
What a difference a little paint and finish makes! Emperor’s Silk is my favorite red and it looks even better when finished with the dark wax. Here’s a close up of the red.
So pretty! I want to paint something else red now! 😉
Teal, turquoise and green are also popular colors right now and a little bit goes a long way. I found this cute little stool that would be perfect in the corner of a room or on a porch with a plant sitting on it. It was already chippy but it was black and I thought it needed some color. So I painted it Florence. I have not used this color enough when painting different projects and that may change. Here the before and after.
This is a true “Drab 2 Fab” piece. I only painted one coat of the Florence then took some sandpaper to it, a little clear and dark wax and it’s perfectly imperfect!
This project took very little time but the transformation was huge. And that color! With the chippy black paint showing through gives it the perfect farmhouse look.
Green is one of my favorite colors and I had an Antibes Green and Pure White mix left over from another project that needed to be used up. This lovely leggy table was the perfect piece for a mint green makeover.
Is this piece singing to you the way it sang to me? Again just one coat of paint, some sandpaper and a little antiquing and this little table is ready to for display!
Don’t be afraid of color or you might just miss out on the perfect accent piece. Annie Sloan has so many great colors and if you don’t find just the right one mix a few colors together until you get what you want.
What’s your favorite accent color or piece you have in your home? I would love to hear from you.
Thanks for taking a look, hope to hear from you!