Dress your Paris Blue

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Today we used our Mannequin @ the Vintro Paint HQ to create our pictagram. This really showcases one of Vintro's stunning blues which just happens to be called "Paris Blue". The mannequin was originally in white plastic; it has been painted straight over (no sanding or priming) with Paris Blue - Chalk Paint and then sectioned off with different Vintro coloured waxes to showcase the versatility of this beautiful bright bold blue.

A stunning statement colour as it is, and with Vintro's rich and highly pigmented paints this colour has a beautiful depth (notice how the colours respond to natural light in the photos, take note of the colours in both the light and shadow and how the colour shifts across the body of the  mannequin because of this). Every single colour in the Vintro colour range is complex and multi-pigmented, it's complexity is what allows for  beautiful saturated colours with a stunning depth for interior spaces.  If you love Paris Blue as it is, simply paint straight with Vintro Chalk Paint in Paris Blue (No Sanding or Priming) then finish and seal with Vintro soft clear wax for durability and protection.  Alternatively you can now use Vintro No Seal Chalk Paint for that one colour flat finish and with its advanced self levelling properties it will provide for a smooth finish that uniquely for a Chalk Paint requires no waxing or lacquering. 

If you're looking for a deeper moodier version then take a look at how the colour and finish changes with Victorian Black wax, we have also included an example from one of our Vintro Paint NZ retailers to show Paris Blue's darker, moodier side on an actual piece of furniture. Looking for something a little softer or maybe even a "beachy" version, Chiswick House coloured wax and Christabelle coloured waxes does the job, remember you can adjust and pull back (remove, soften) your coloured waxes to suit with either Vintro Clear wax and a clean lint free rag or with fine steel wool (take a look at our video guides). Any of these combinations will pair beautifully with both gold and silver and "pops" beautifully with a crisp white. 

So there you have it, 4 beautiful ways to dress your Vintro Paris Blue Chalk Paint... it's all about expressing yourself and having the ability and freedom to get creative with ease. Paris Blue is without a doubt a statement blue which sits beautifully on both small items of furniture for that pop of colour in the corner, or on large pieces such as a sideboard. A colour like this when spread over a big piece will become a stunning feature and will set the tone, and style for the room beautifully. Visit your Vintro Paint NZ retailer to explore the full Vintro colour range and coloured wax possibilities.  

The Artisan Company is a New Zealand owned and based company focussed upon making and making and providing the highest quality decorative paints and tools for homes and all types of spaces. Born out of a rich heritage of bespoke furniture and interiors through the merging of Taylored Revival and Vintro Paint NZ and with several decades of experience we are unashamedly focused upon luxury DIY products and in helping people achieve bespoke looks in their interiors. 


As NZ's only bespoke paint manufacturer making our flagship Premium Chalk Paint we combine technology with our fine tuned natural skills. We use advanced machinery with an exact accuracy measured within less than a ¼ of a ml and use a custom formulation database with complex colours formulated by hand; most of which can't be replicated by machines. We are a proud NZ company who promotes and uses local suppliers and products wherever possible. We also aim to have a positive impact on environment through low VOC paints, minimised wastage and smart use of materials.


To provide the best possible experience for our customers we have also curated artisanal tools including the world renowned Staalmeester brushes which work in perfect  unison with our Premium Chalk Paint and otehr ranges with there rich and creamy consistency. From the advanced bristle materials through to the  INOX steel ferrules it all really helps to achieve the best results, and yes brushes do make a big difference to your painting experience and finish.

Aside from our unique range of products, we are also proud of our decades worth of experience in the field of decorative painting and training. Having been recognised locally and overseas for these efforts has also led us to directly train over three thousand people and paint over two thousand bespoke furniture or interior pieces for clients.

Heritage of Taylored Revival


Taylored Revival or TR as it was known by its regulars was a family business started in a garage in East Auckland in 2012. A leading decorative painting studio which undertook thousands of commissions projects over the years and was considered the leading Chalk Paint retailer in the Australasian region. Progressing through the years from a small retail store in Whitford through to a large format 300m2 retail site in Botany. Take a quick look at the history and the prequel to The Artisan Company below.