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Chalk Paint™ Inspiration – Country Grey

This month’s Chalk Paint™ colour of the month is Country Grey.

Country Grey Collage

Country Grey is a putty colour, with a soft green / yellow tone. More a country or rustic colour, it’s perfect to use over or under other colours for two colour distress, or as a contrast to a bold colour such as Aubusson Blue or Scandinavian Pink.

The photo below is my latest finished piece in Country Grey, this time with Dark Wax. I was surprised with this piece – I love how neutral it is, and how easy it is to blend with the other colours around it.


I was second guessing myself constantly whilst painting; Country Grey isn’t a colour I’ve used a lot of of, and I’m often more inclined to use white or grey for a larger piece. But once finished I love the character and style of this one, to me it’s so very french country!

In the picture below you can see the contrast created by Annie using Country Grey and an Old White stencil. It also shows what a difference the dark wax makes; in the example above the brown tone of the dark wax has highlighted the green and yellow tones of the colour, in comparison to the one below using only clear wax and so the grey tone remains clearer.


The example below is a stunning piece completed by my friend Christy from Paint Me Shabby. When I first started the process to become an Annie Sloan stockist I was given Christy’s contact details as someone I could chat to about the ins and outs of stocking Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™. Christy kindly shared her experience and knowledge; it was so reassuring to chat to someone who’d been through the application process, had set up her business, and survived!  She shared this beautiful sideboard back in April and it’s such a wonderful example of Country Grey and the perfect style for this colour I just had to share it. You can also find Christy on Facebook here.

Country Grey sideboard Paint Me Shabby

I’m loving sharing Annie’s colour palette each month, I hope you’re finding it fun too! You can see more of this series by clicking the links below.

Aubusson Blue

Duck Egg

Emperor’s Silk



Pure White


Louis Blue

Old Ochre

Paris Grey

Thanks for stopping by

Catherine xx








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