Wednesday, January 2, 2013

ASCP Color Review - Meet Antibes

Meet Antibes: My Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Color Review

Hello Everyone,

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

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. ;)

This thought popped into my head recently when I was working at the shop. We have painters travel great distances to purchase the paint from the shop and they always as the best questions.

"Does this one cover more like French Linen or Cream?"

"Which colors go well together?"

So I thought I could take each color one-by-one and give my thoughts and tricks.

Here is goes:

Oh Antibes...a color I love. I use this color often and it is a color that sells for me. It is striking and bold. One of my decorating goals in 2013 will be to use this color in our house more often.

Antibes with Clear Wax

Antibes with Old Ochre Dry Brush - Clear and Dark Wax

Antibes with Clear and Dark Wax

Antibes/French Linen custome mix - Clear and Dark Wax

Antibes - Clear and Dark Wax
Color and Wax: Antibes with Clear and Dark Wax
Coverage: Fair - This one was very thin when I purchased it. However, I was able to leave the lid off for a while to let some of the extra moisture evaporate. It is now thick and easy to use. Sometimes I even thin it a bit. That is the great thing about Annie's paints.
Great Pairings: This looks beautiful with an Aubusson wash. Also looks great paired with Old White, Graphite and Old Ochre. You can also accent it with something fun like Duck Egg.
Would I use this again?: Yes. I am hoping for more custom orders in this color as well. (hint, hint)

Clear or Dark: Easy one...Dark. I love this color beat up, distressed and dark waxed. It is so fun to play with. In my opinion, clear wax doesn't do it justice.
  Final Thoughts: If this is your very first ASCP order, this might not be the paint color for you. It is not as versatile as some of the other but it is one that more and more people are being drawn to. You need to be bold and brave. :)
Thanks for visiting.
View my other color reviews here.
FYI...I purchase my Chalk Paint from Carter's Cottage. :)



  1. Love Antibes and I'm not really a green person. Have used it more times that I thought I would. Used it with just clear wax on chalk board table for my little boys but also have used dark wax and it appeals more to me with dark wax.

  2. Where on earth did you get the chair in the top picture? I have its' twin and have never seen another one like it!!

    Mine was in my grandmother's house for as long as I can remember. I inherited it as part of her dining room set (Granmama was cool in that she had different, but complimenting, chairs around her table before it was fashionable!).

    I painted it in a custom ASCP coral color. In fact, I'm sitting in it now. It's my desk chair. :)

  3. I am in LOVE with this color! Especially with the dark wax! Getting some soon....

  4. Well not if you have one, and Amy has two, I have number 3 and she was my mother in this look...and the color has a real pop

  5. That's a great color!!! It looks awesome on those pieces!

  6. I haven't tried Antibes yet, but I think I'll need to give it a go here sometime soon. These all look great!

  7. I am crazy about Antibes. I first used it on a bench. I had to go back (40 minutes drive) for more to do an antique notions box. I just painted 3 stools and used Antibes. I love the color and ASCP.

  8. I love your colour reviews! I have Old White, Paris Grey and Duck Egg with clear wax in my far. I really want to get the dark wax and some more colour choices, I love the Versailles, Old Ochre and French Linen. So many to choose from!
    Debbie :)

  9. an amazing color, indeed. i heart green.

  10. I agree! Love all of these pieces. Green is such a fun color....I did our barstools in this color and always get compliments. Thanks for another lovely post!

  11. I love this color with the dark wax. Saw your table featured at Coastal Charm. That shelf is fabulous!!

  12. So happy for a color-by-color review and the combo recommendations. Looking forward to each one!