Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Meet French Linen - ASCP Color Review

 Hello Everyone,

Welcome to a new blog series dedicated to the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors.

View  more color reviews on my Review Page.

Here is my disclaimer:

I am not an official Annie Sloan Stockist. I work and sell at a store that carries the paint and I LOVE painting with it. These are my thoughts and my thoughts only. Proceed at your own risk. ;)

Oh French make me weak in the knees.

French Linen is another staple of my paint cabinet. I always keep it in stock because I am guaranteed to need it. 

Here is my French Linen Portfolio:
My Lower Kitchen Cabinets

Paired with Old White and Dark Wax

Accented with Versailles
Paired with Old White and Washed Through
Paired with Old White and Versailles
Paired with Old White
Color and Wax: French Linen shown with Clear and Dark Wax

Coverage: Excellent  -
As far as coverage goes, this one rivals Duck Egg as the best. It is extremely easy to use.

Great Pairings: This is used a lot with Old White, Versailles and Old Ochre. I have also seen beautiful work done by pairing it with Pure White and Duck Egg.

Would I use this again?: Yes
and A Lot!

Clear or Dark: For me, I like this one with clear wax and heavy distressing. The dark wax is pretty with it but I prefer the clear for my personal use.

Final Thoughts: If you are contemplating trying Annie Sloan for the first time, this is a color I would include in my first purchase. It is easy to use, distresses beautifully and goes with everything. I loved it enough to use it in my kitchen. It has often been discribed as a "moody grey". I would agree with that.

It is also wonderful as a wash. Mix it with water or in the wax and wash over piece. I have done this on mirrors and other small pieces and it is amazing. I even gave a "French Linen Wash" to a Coco cabinet. Amazing.
I hope this helps you with your color choice.
Thanks for stopping in. :)

FYI...I purchase my Chalk Paint from Carter's Cottage. :)

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  1. I have not tried this color yet!Looks similar to coco but a bit lighter.I will have to try this!Your project all look great!

  2. I love this color. It kind of reminds me of mushroom or taupe. I'm doing a union flag table in it but have used it for a piano bench and small side table.

  3. I second your thoughts on this wonderful color!! I love it with Duck Egg and Old White and it is terrific as a wash!

  4. This is fantastic Laura! I'm getting reading to do the kitchen cabinets in my new house in either Paris Grey or French Linen, so your wonderful review is so very helpful.