It has been a while since our last Mixology Monday, so I thought it was time for a couple of new color mixes. This week, my inspiration comes from Restoration Hardware®, a great store that many of us absolutely love but don’t really have the budget for. However, that should not stop you from having the look.
Did you know they offer sample blocks of their furniture finish? I ordered some of them to see the colors they were presenting. Today, I am going to share the formulas for two of their colors: Antiqued White and Antiqued Graphite.
I love this simple chest in their Antiqued White. To mix a similar color you will need Dover White Wash, Vintage White and Cinco Bayou Moss, all CeCe Caldwell’s Paints colors. I have to say, it took a bit of trial and error to figure out the tiny amount of CBM. I could see a very, very slight green undertone when I took the sample board outside in the daylight. That green would really pop when I put other undertones into my mixes. The base of the recipe is Dover White Wash with a bit of a yellow undertone added with the Vintage White. Then add just a smidge of Cinco Bayou Moss. When you read the recipe below, please note that the CBM is .1 part or 1/10th of a part, by volume.
Their Antiqued Graphite color would work well in my home. In fact, this dresser would be fantastic for my husband’s clothes. However, I cannot justify the cost when I could re-paint a vintage dresser in a half a day. This mix was easy. CeCe Caldwell’s Paints Pittsburgh Gray and again Dover White Wash blend to make this medium gray.
Both of the color boards had slightly distressed wood. It had minute divots and tiny pick holes. The gray presented with slight distressing along the edges where wiping back the paint on the drawer edges would be appropriate.
CeCe’s Restoration White: 4 parts Dover White Wash : 1.5 parts Vintage White : .1 part Cinco Bayou Moss
CeCe’s Restoration Gray: 3 parts Pittsburgh Gray ; 1 part Dover White Wash
I have a few more color boards from RH that I will share lateron as I mix up the colors.
Restoration Hardware® is not affiliated with CeCe Caldwell’s Paints nor did they endorse this post.