Most furniture is some form of brown before you paint it. Chances are you are not going to paint all your furniture brown. However, sometimes you really need a good brown as part of your color palette on a project. I’ve made many browns with Chalk Paint® and have loved them all!
My most recent custom project needed some brown….so this time I mixed up Primer Red and Olive. I started with 1 cup of Primer Red and 1 cup of Olive, mixed it, and then sampled it on the surface. I then decided I needed a “bit more” Olive. This is where you say “a bit more???” Yep, I estimate I added about 1/4 cup more Olive to this recipe.
I paired with rich Old Ochre on the legs and the chairs!
Another great color recipe for a deep espresso brown is to mix Barcelona Orange and Graphite in a 1:1 ratio!