Old Violet
Like deep Parma violets or blue lavender it is a wonderful 18th century colour used for colouring the inside of furniture- like the lining of a jacket - or for using with as the base with Paris Grey on top and distressed ' It is of course wonderful used as just on its own as here on this old desk. I have painted the interior red with Emperor's Silk but it could have been painted with Duck Egg Blue for a more toned land cooler effect.

Parisian Painted Desk
A simple French side table with a marble top has been painted in Old Violet with Country Grey on the top and on a band below, making what was a rather heavy uncharacterful piece rather charming
Schinkel
ADD OLD WHITE-to make 'Schinkel'
Add 2 parts of Old White to 1 part of Old Violet and you get a greyed taupe I have called after a great 18th century German architect called SCHINKEL
Paloma
ADD MORE OLD WHITE - to make 'Colombe'
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Add 8 parts of Old White to 1 part of Old Violet for a soft grey like the underbelly of a dove, so I called it in French, COLOMBE

1L
pot
£18.95

100ml
sample
£5.95

Old Violet works well with the following colours and fabrics

Emperor's Silk

Emperor's Silk

Paris Grey

Paris Grey

Cassis Ticking

Cassis Ticking

Old Violet underneath Paris Grey
Old Violet painted as the base coat to Paris Grey to provide colour and the anchor it down, with some Old White to lift it.