Color of the Month

November Colors of the Month

Curio Curio is a rich, walnut brown that is perfect to use as a glaze or stain. It’s also a great color to use for mixing with other colors. It was named for the rich wood on a curio Marian inherited from her aunt. Pait Curio with a lightened version of Apron Strings for a classes brown…

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October Colors of the Month

Typewriter Typewriter is the black in our link.  Marian describes it as an off-black or soft black.  It is named for the black color traditionally found on antique typewriters. Mix Typewriter with any of the colors in the line to make them darker and more muted. For example, when mixed with Boxwood, a deep olive…

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September Colors of the Month

Shutter Gray Shutter Gray is another one of Marian’s favorites.  It’s a French gray/blue that has a faded quality about it. It’s named for a pair of antique gray shutters Marian found at an antique store. For a pale blue-gray, mix Shutter Gray with Grain Sack. It pairs well with Mustad Seed yellow and Linen. Mora Mora is…

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August Colors of the Month

VIP members get 10% off the colors of the month until August 31st. Flow Blue Flow Blue is a rich blue that’s deeper than French Enamel, but not as dark as Artisimo.  It is named after the blues found on the antique “flow blue” china. Marian loves Flow Blue layered under French Enamel for a…

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July Colors of the Month

Artissimo Artissimo is our navy/midnight blue named for the blue and white fabric Marian used in her master suite.  Depending on the finish, it can look like a brighter royal blue or almost black. Artissimo pairs well with Boxwood and the other blue in this line. Tricycle Tricycle is the perfect red.  It’s bold and bright, but still…

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June Colors of the Month

Kitchen Scale Kitchen Scale is a rich teal, named after an antique scale Marian once owned in her kitchen. The scale has since been passed along to Jennlynn, the president of Homewood House Paint Co. Kitchen Scale can be mixed with Linen to achieve a soft, robin’s egg blue. It pairs well with Grain Sack. Grain…

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May Colors of the Month

Eulalie’s Sky Eulalie’s Sky is a pale greenish blue named after the color in the sky of a cow painting by artist Cindy Austin. Marian named the cow Eulaie and she has hung happily in her home for several years and has become a trademark of Marian’s style. Linen Linen is the cream in our line.…

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April Colors of the Month

Lucketts Green Lucketts Green is named after the colors of the shingles on The Old Lucketts Store in Lucketts, Virginia.  It is Maran’s favorite antique and source of design inspiration, and she was a vendor there for several years. Lucketts Green is a soft, spring green with yellow undertones.  It’s very close to the color commonly found…

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March Colors of the Month

Trophy Trophy is a warm, rich gray with yellow undertones.  Unlike Shutter Gray, which is very blue. Trophy is a truer gray reminiscent of a tarnished silver found on antique trophies. Marian loves to layer Trophy under Grain Sack and Ironstone for faded, Swedish finish. French Enamel French Enamel is named for French enamelware pitchers Marian has always…

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February Colors of the Month

Farmhouse White This fresh color captures the feel of a classic farmhouse with white-painted wood siding, nestled in a bucolic valley. Farmhouse White really is the “perfect white”. Not too cool, not too warm and covers better than the other white in our line. Arabesque Think ballet tights, dusty pink tutus, and pale tea roses and you’ll have…

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