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July 23, 2013

A Twist on our Colour of the Month: Baby Bluesfest!

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the arrival of their son!

To welcome the heir apparent, instead of our usual "Colour of the Month" deal, we are celebrating by offering up best pricing on a new blue every week.

First up:  
Louis Blue
NOW just $45!

Order online and pay just $10 flat rate shipping no matter how much you buy!

While there is much debate about King Louis of France ever having been crowned in England, we love this colour and it is one of the most popular in the Annie Sloan pallet of Chalk Paint™  decorative paints.

Whether put to use to achieve that fresh and breezy look in any area of your home or to enhance the decor in your little boy's room, this lovely pastel blue is always a hit.

Annie Sloan describes this colour as "a pretty pastel blue that works particularly well when waxed with a dark brown."

Image: The Paint Shoppe

Here is a little 'Louis Blue' inspiration to spark your creativity:

Louis Blue on a delicately shaped French side table with a little dark wax in places and rubbed back a little to reveal the wood underneath.
Image: AnnieSloan.com
Pompadour
Add 3 parts of Old White to 1 part of Louis Blue to make a graceful grey blue that makes me think of the beautiful and refined favourite of Louis XV so Annie Sloan called it POMPADOUR
Image: AnnieSloan.com
Sophia
Add 8 parts of Old White to 1 part of Louis Blue makes a very soft grey Swedish blue that Annie Sloan has called SOPHIA after King Gustav's daughter.
Image: AnnieSloan.com
Stone Bentley Creations
Reloved Rubbish: Louis Blue with Old White Striping
Image: Pinterest  End table with Stained Top
Apple Box Boutique Inc.: French Provincial Dresser with Gold Gilding
Summer Wind Interiors

Louis Blue looks fabulous mixed with other colours and used to create contrast as well!
Apple Box Boutique Inc.: Olive accented with Louis Blue
Louis Blue mixed with Paris Grey makes a lovely Gustavian grey
Image: Pinterest  Cabinet in Napoleonic, Drawers from top: Louis Blue, Duck Egg, Provence, Greek Blue, and Aubusson Blue

HAPPY BABY BLUESFEST!

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Apple Box Boutique
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