August is a month filled with transitions. It marks the end of summer vacation and the start of the school year here in the US. In the midst of back to school shopping and getting into a different rhythm of life, we have two new beautiful colors to highlight and share with you!
The first is our deep and rich Flow Blue.
Flow Blue gets its inspiration and namesake from a technique used in the 1800’s – early 1900’s to transfer blue patterns onto pottery. Flow Blue dishes have a beautiful blurry look to them and are found in varying shades of rich blue.
Flow Blue is much deeper than French Enamel but it’s not as dark as Artissimo. You can see how they compare in the third row of our color chart.
Flow Blue is somewhere between royal blue and navy blue and has some green undertones to it. It’s bright, but classic and looks beautiful when paired with warm wood tones. Miss Mustard Seed showcased how beautiful Flow Blue looks with a warm wood top on this gorgeous antique buffet.
It can also take on different looks when paired with our various finishes in the MMS Milk Paint line. As always, you can thank Allison of The Golden Sycamore for these fabulous graphics!
Our second featured color for August is a member of our European Collection.
Layla’s Mint is a deliciously soft and peaceful mint green. It’s named after Layla of The Lettered Cottage. Layla sent Marian an e-mail asking for help in creating a perfect mint green for a secretary desk. The original recipe that Marian created was a bit cool, so she warmed it up for the European Collection.
Doesn’t it remind you of pistachio ice cream and spring flowers?
Layla’s Mint looks beautiful when paired with pink tones, such as our dusty Arabesque. This sweet chair was painted in Layla’s Mint and you can see how it looks up against a Shutter Gray door.
Layla’s Mint is an excellent color to have on hand for creating bespoke colors. This chippy empire dresser is wearing a custom mixture of 1 part Eulalie’s Sky and 2 parts Layla’s Mint.
Layla’s Mint is a perfect choice if you want a soft whisper of a green. It adds color without being too bold and in your face.
Shop for Flow Blue and Layla’s Mint Milk Paint from your local retailer. Not sure where your nearest MMSMP retailer is? Click here and type in your zip code to find one! Don’t have a retailer close by? Order online from our online retailers or shop on Amazon.