Inspired by the beautiful NZ summer and beachy days that come with it, today's Pictagram focuses on some of the beautiful beachy blue finishes you can create using Artisan Paints and Products.
The Background of the image focuses on and shows our beautiful pale Bach Blue as it is in a light soft cool restful blue that is available in Premium Chalk Paint, velvet luxe our hybrid outdoor chalk paint and Matte Estate our wall paint.
The little sticks show premium chalk paint colours in Hokitika Gorge, Cape Reinga and the ever vibrant and bold Azure Kingfisher (these show the raw Chalk Paint colours (unwaxed)
The swatch sitting up the top of the image has been painted first, across the entire swatch in Bach Blue Premium Chalk Paint, then masked off in sections with different finishing products applied over the top to show the impact of how your top finishing product can change the overall finish and colour when compared to doing a one colour Bach Blue finish.
From right to left
1: We have our Szofia Metallic Glaze brushed over the top of Bach Blue creating a beautiful soft green hue and shimmery lustre over the top with underlying blue tones.
2: Secondly we have Hokitika gorge a beautiful mid blue (as seen on one of the sticks) this colour has been used as a coloured wax then brushed over the top of Bach Blue. A coloured wax is simply a little of our highly pigmented premium chalk paint mixed in with our clear wax creating a lovely soft blue finish
3: Lastly we show Cape Reinga coloured wax brushed over Bach Blue creating depth and contrast and and this combo is great for creating a beachy rustic finish when painted with lots of texture .
All three finishes have been created using the same base colour, Bach Blue. Whether you are after something with slight depth, shimmer or maybe a flat smooth contemporary one colour finish, it's all possible. Bach Blue is a versatile colour and a "neutral blue" that is restful and easy to dress around. Some beautiful blues to consider to add a touch of "Beachy" to your interiors.
Inspired by Beachy Blues? Visit your Artisan Retailer to explore the colours and finishes in person or if you don't live close to a retailer click here to order online