Old Espresso, cool, calm, earthy and sophisticated
Old Espresso is fast becoming popular through all of our retailers nationwide and it's not surprising given the versatility that this Artisan neutral provides. When we crafted this colour, we really thought long and hard about what makes a beautiful brown, after all it is a "brown" we were creating. End Result, Artisan Old Espresso is so so much more than just a brown...
We crafted this colour with NZ interiors and landscapes in mind, using multiple pigments to balance the tone, depth & richness. We wanted to create a calm, earthy neutral brown that would easily slot into any interior space. We went down the path of crafting a cool earthy brown using multiple pigments to craft a unique sophisticated depth, it's a brown that can be restful and calming. A tone that could easily be altered through coloured waxes in terms of warming it up or deepening it further.
Available in the full range, Velvet Luxe, indoor outdoor, smooth self levelling (no wax or lacquer required) it sits as a stunning cool earthy sophisticated brown that is easy on the eye and reflects the NZ landscape and scenery pulling the outdoors in (see the background colour of the image what Old Espresso would look like in Velvet Luxe ), you can pair it with both silver or gold and when it comes to dressing around it, it works with most colours in soft furnishing whether it be cool or warm it's super versatile and you can interpret this colour in both a contemporary or classic way in the home.
The "pictagram" shows Old Espresso Premium Chalk Paint finished simply with clear wax in the background this neutral will deepen a lot further with clear wax and reacts beautifully to light and shadow.
The top right shows a wooden swatch painted in Artisan Calicut with an Old Espresso coloured wax, a great alternative to dark wax for those who are looking to age with a cooler tone. Used as an ageing wax its subtle and elegant not too vintage... and is a great one to consider when ageing lighter neutrals.
Then you have the two Pebbles both painted in Old Espresso and deepened with Carbon Black coloured wax and dark wax. The carbon black wax provides a contemporary edge and deepens it right down, while the dark wax provides a beautiful richness and warmth to it.
The branch in the bottom right has been painted in Old Espresso with Calicut coloured wax, creating a washed wood look, these two combination work really well for creating an earthy faux wood look especially on textured paint finishes.
Then you have the the scroll painted in Soft Gold Metallic Creme then aged with Old Espresso Wax it pairs beautifully with Old Espresso giving it a luxe edge but in saying this silver will also work well and would add more of a contemporary element to it.
This one Pictagram shows you multiple ways you can use this colour, how it adjusts and changes with different coloured waxes as well as showing you the colour as it is... if there was one versatile neutral to have in your decorative painting kit, it's Old Espresso for all of it's versatility...
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