MIXING COLORS

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If you haven’t tried mixing up some of your favorite MMSMP colors yet, or if the thought of playing mixologist is intimidating to you, we have some inspirational pieces that will wet your creative appetite!

The possibilities are endless, so enjoy some of Abbe’s favorite combos, and then start playing with your own custom combinations!

Mixing Gray:

Use Ironstone, Linen, or Grain Sack as your base, adding in Typewriter to achieve your desired level of Gray.

This body of the dresser was painted with equal parts Ironstone and Typewriter, and the drawers are a mix of Shutter gray over Ironstone.

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Smokey Charcoal gray was created as well on this fun dinette sett accented with Mustard Seed Yellow and Ironstone.All Dolled Up Fu-0021 web

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Mixing Blues:
Robin’s Egg Blue was created using 2 parts Shutter Gray and 1 part Kitchen Scale. This vintage wardrobe looks lovely in this soft/blue/gray/green combination!

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The soft sheen was built up by using hemp oil, with a buffing cloth in between coats. A total of 2 coats of hemp oil were applied.

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Another blue combination is…

1.5 parts of Grain Sack to 1 part of French Enamel to make a French Blue that is just slightly lighter than the beloved blue in the line.

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And a slightly paler blue…

3 parts Shutter Gray 1 part Ironstone 1 part French Enamel, topped with white wax:

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And a blue-green combo that teal lovers will crave…

Equal parts French Enamel to Lucketts Green. On this piece- towards the end of the project- the milk paint that settled on the bottom of the jar was a tad lighter- so I did a quick dry brush of it over the entire piece- to give it some dimension- the layers of green and blue are so rich and inviting!

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 Are you ready to start mixing yet? Don’t forget to share your favorite combinations with us on our FACEBOOK page!If you haven’t tried mixing up some of your favorite MMSMP colors yet, or if the thought of playing mixologist is intimidating to you, we have some inspirational pieces that will wet your creative appetite!

The possibilities are endless, so enjoy some of Abbe’s favorite combos, and then start playing with your own custom combinations!

Watch this video if you’re new to mixing milk paint…

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7 thoughts on “MIXING COLORS

  1. Mary Koch

    Sooo excited! Thanks for the tips! I was just telling my partner Breanna that we should post our vintage armoire for ideas- it is exactly like the one in this post! I absolutely love it and of course it IS a MMS piece for sure! What was I thinking? I’m calling her right now AND I’m going to start learning to mix MMS paints.
    Thanks again:)

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  2. Annie Gauthier

    Wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing.
    Do you have the name (and company) of the green/yellow fabric on the left side of the 1.5 picture?

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    1. Annie Gauthier

      Oops! it was not a picture number, it was “1.5 part of”. hihi! Sorry about that. But I still love that fabric though 🙂

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  3. Patti

    I love all of these combinations. I really need to get me some of this milk paint…

    btw – I’ve tried twice to subscribe to this list and the button does not see to work yet. Thought I’d let you know… Thanks.

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