adjective | be-spoke
: made to fit a particular person
Have you been mixing up some fun new colors lately? This custom color series is going to wrap up with a fun challenge. I had a customer working on her son’s room. She wanted to use earth tones, and be inspired by some of his favorite things:
Hiking: earth colors such as browns, greens, and khakis
Clothing: his favorite sneakers, leather jacket, and hiking boots
We decided to come up with a color that would represent a dark clay color, or like a good pair of dark brown leather boots, this color was inspired by:
I started with a base of Dried Lavendar (I know, you are thinking, what??! just hang with me!)
Do you remember how I mentioned in the intro post to add the dominant color last? This is to get the undertones right- and then add the dominant color last- this way you are not over using lighter colors to lighten the dark color.
So with this principal in mind- I then added the brown: 1 part Curio
I added .5 more of Curio, wanted it just a bit darker.
The blue in dried lavender with the red in the curio give us just a slight dark purple undertone.
To counteract this- I added 1 part of MS yellow. This tones down the purple and gives more of a brown hue.. slightly lighter than curio by itself.
That was just what it needed to make it look like a dark earthy clay color!
The ratios for this color are
2 parts Dried Lavendar
1.5 Parts Curio
1 part MS yellow
I hope you have enjoyed this post series as much as I have! I just love that the possibilities are endless with this awesome milk paint line! Please share your favorite recipes with us as well!!! We just might feature it here!