Classic Black and White

This classic black and white dining room was created by Laura Hardin, Intrigue Interiors in High Point, NC via Houzz.

Classic Black and White

If you have a large piece of furniture, don’t be afraid to paint it black.  If you like, age the piece by rubbing through some of the paint to shown “worn” areas.  An application of Briwax over the paint will give you a lovely sheen and protection for the paint.

The neutral wood tones of the dining table and chairs are a lovely addition to the stark colors of the classic black and white.

To learn more about Olde Century Colors paints, visit our website:  www.Briwax-TRG.com.

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Using Black on Your Walls

Ever think of using black paint on your walls?  Not many people do, but maybe we should.  Let this article from Houzz inspired some more thought on the subject:

Black is the color of the night sky, ebony, caviar and coal. It was one of the first colors ever used in human art. It’s classic, deep, simple and elegant. It is also associated with death, fear, mourning and evil.

But whatever your associations — from witches to fashion — black is a serious color. As Henri Matisse said, “Black is a force.” And using it in decor is a statement unto itself. It’s confident and self-assured. It’s chic and mysterious. But most of all, black is beautiful.

Read the remainder of the article:  Color Guide:  How to Work With Black.

Black on walls

Olde Century Colors has a Lamp Black in Acrylic Latex Paint and Carriable Black in Simulated Milk Colors paints.  Either would be perfect for any room.  If you want to go really, really dark but not quite black, take a look at these colors:  Greenbrier, Olde Navy, Dark Hunter Green, Candleberry Green and Salt Box Blue.

For more information on Olde Century Colors paints, visit our website:  www.Briwax-TRG.com.

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Paint and Painting Tips

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Both Olde Century Colors Acrylic Latex paint and the Simulated Milk Paints are soap and water clean-up.

Both paints can be used as a wash by cutting the paint with water.  Additional coats will give more depth of color.

Acrylic Latex paints are quick drying, low odor, and non-yellowing.  The finish is tough and very washable.

Simulated Milk Paints may be intermixed to achieve any color you desire.  White to lighten.  Black to darken.  You’ll be creating your own custom color!

Remember that all surfaces must be clean, dry and dull prior to painting!

Make sure that your paint has cured prior to applying Briwax over the paint.

For more information on Olde Century Colors paints, visit our website:  www.Briwax-TRG.com.

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Where to Buy Olde Century Colors Paints?

If you’re ready to buy Olde Century Colors paint but can’t find it in your neighborhood, you can buy directly from us – use this link:  Buy Olde Century Colors Paints.

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by showing your love of green and all of the fabulous green paints in the Olde Century Colors line:

        • Windsor Chair Green
        • Candleberry Green
        • Olde Sage Green
        • Revere Green
        • Quaker Green
        • Hemlock Green
        • Holly Hill Green
        • Brierwood Green

Choose from either Acrylic Latex or Simulated Milk Paint  —  there’s a perfect green for your home.

For more information on Olde Century Colors Paints, visit our website:  www.briwax-trg.com.

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Please tell me what color to paint my . . . .

We’re in such a quandary . . . what color should we paint our living room?

Oh, the task of choosing a living room paint color! Often the room where you spend the most time, the living room should be welcoming and soothing, while at the same time make a lasting impression. How do you find a color that prevents the room from being ordinary, yet one that doesn’t come on too strong? We’ll let you in on a little secret: there’s no right answer!

Home's True Colors

Read the entire article:  Find Your Home’s True Colors With These Living Room Paint Ideas.

To learn more about the fabulous colors of Olde Century Colors paint, visit our website:  http://www.Briwax-TRG.com.

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Simulated Milk Paint

Olde Century Colors paints have been formulated to lead the renaissance of 18th and 19th century architectural interest with unsurpassed quality and color selection.

Olde Century Colors Simulated Milk Paint attempts to recreate the historic colors of the 18th and 19th centuries. Paints of the era were a mixture of milk, lime and naturally occurring pigments. This produced a pallet of colors based on berries for brighter colors, clays for earth tones and lamp soot for black. For recreating furniture or architectural components from the 1700’s or 1800’s, the paint can be applied at its standard, undiluted rate of 400 square feet per gallon.

Milk Paints are produced in dye lot batches and all pigments are ground at the factory into a pre-mixed formula. The depth of color in the simulated milk paints provide vibrant, strong hues.

If a more transparent finish that allows the wood grain to show through, the paint can be diluted with water and applied as a stain.

A clear varnish, Briwax or Briwax Shellac Sanding Sealer is suggested if the item will be handled frequently. For an antique look a crackle finish can be applied using the milk paint as both the first coat and as the top coat applied under the crackle medium.

Prior to painting, we recommend that all surfaces be clean, dry and dull.

Available in 2 oz. bottle, Pint, Quart and Gallon sizes.

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For more information on Olde Century Colors paints, visit our website:  www.briwax-trg.com.

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