Toulouse: A beautiful French Blue

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Our Toulouse Blue is a beautiful soft french inspired blue. An Artisan crafted multi-pigmented colour that reacts beautifully to light and shadow. Although a blue, this is quite a feminine blue, often described by customers who use it as "a pretty soft blue" 

A stunning colour as it is, Toulouse blue can also be manipulated in many ways to create further interest and depth to suit you interiors Today's Pictagram shows this gorgeous blue in 5 ways : 

The background shows Toulouse blue simply with clear wax. This is the colour as it is. 

Then further along you see the vase that has been painted in Toulouse Blue with Dark wax, this provides warmth and age to the blue, you can see the dark wax gathering in all the cracks and brushstrokes bringing these details to life. If you are after an aged french blue or an antique blue then Toulouse and Artisan dark wax is a great option.  

Then you have Toulouse with White coloured wax. This lightens the Toulouse and creates more of a pale french blue. On a larger surface it will appear more like a limed french blue, and becomes a very neutral blue, a great finish for those looking for something a little lighter, fresher and a great pairing for both coastal and french inspired interiors. 

We have also paired Toulouse with Dusky Fields coloured wax in the photo which shows a lovely green hue over the Blue, using this darker green over Toulouse will add rustic age & create a lovely aged blue -green paint effect and striking depth to the blue, great for an aged rustic finish 

Toulouse and Liberty coloured wax is a classic pairing creating a beautiful tonal interest,  it's subtle and soft using  both blue and green this finish is soft and pretty and lifts beautifully with a hint of metallics. 

Toulouse is also a lovely colour to consider for painted upholstery, think white frame with a pretty soft blue seat, the fabric in the picture shows Toulouse painted and sealed with clear wax. 

We're also included photos of a piece  done  in Toulouse, using  three of the coloured wax pictured on a table,  Dusky Fields, Liberty and Dark Wax, enhanced with our gold cremes and glazes  and you can find more info on this project by click on the  link here 

The options are endless when it comes to different ways of interpreting Toulouse, a stunning elegant french blue that will add colour and elegance into a space, with endless ways to use this Versatile blue on decorative paint finishes 


Inspired by  This Pictagram? 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 

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.