Reminiscent of Gun Metal.
Annie Sloan's Graphite is a soft black - which I like to compare to a dark slate color or a vintage slate chalk board in an old school room! It is made with purplish blues, browns, and is not completely black. When waxed with Annie's Dark Wax- the color becomes even more richer and warm. This is a popular color, especially when I am detailing a piece with vintage typography. I receive a lot of emails about this color. First- I want to clearly state again - this is NOT black.
It is a rich color - close to being a slate, or think ...dark pencil lead. Depending on the orientation of the surface painted- it can appear darker or lighter. It does have depth and interest- and clearly plays wonderfully with other pieces painted in a true black. When decorating a room- try to avoid the whole "Matchy-matchy" approach. Layer texture, patterns and hues of color....including various shades of "black."
This may be a new concept for some of you - but please trust me - it will look fantastic! Just because you have a "black" piece- does not mean you need everything else black. In fact- next time you are in a showroom of furniture- look at a room set up with ALL of the same black pieces...it can become quite ...plain ...and gives minimal interest....it does not provide as much visual depth as a room with varied pieces. But - to clarify- Graphite is not black.
Using Dark Wax over Graphite richens it significantly and you may want to consider this as an option. It will give it a warmer feel.
Use Annie's BLACK WAX directly over Graphite to make it black! Read this post HERE that shows examples.
Another option is to use 20% Aubusson Blue to darken Graphite to a black. (so for 1 cup of Graphite, add just a little less than a 1/4 cup)
Also add some Aubusson Blue to your dark wax and wax the piece. That's the real recipe for a true black. Make sure you add enough Aubusson blue and don't forget to tint the dark wax. It works and it's gorgeous. You don't have to mess with perfection.
Looking for the Sample Pot of Graphite? We sell them for $12.95 HERE
Don't forget when purchasing Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan- to consider purchasing her Clear Wax also. Annie's paint and wax were created to partner perfectly together! The paint itself will harden but the wax will truly protect it! The wax does completely harden and it becomes hard and is water repellent. It is a wonderful protective finish that you can buff once dry- to the sheen you desire.
Some photos, displays and work designed and created by Annie Sloan.
We are sorry – there are NO RETURNs when it comes to paint. You will find this for every stockist. Think about it- would you ever want a quart of paint sent to you - that was shipped to someone else prior? We eliminate any potential issues with this policy.
With that said- we apologize for any issues this may cause. Choose wisely and do not spontaneously purchase a color if unsure. OK? In fact- if you need help in deciding- ask us. We are here to help you! : )