Primer Red

Deep red ochre is a colour found in practically every culture, from Venetian palaces to Vietnamese temples. Red earths were plentiful and relatively easy to come by, so the colour is often associated with the colour for priming furniture and as the base coat for gilding. It is a wonderful colour on its own or as a base for other colours particularly when distressing.

An old glazed kitchen cabinet with 
Primer Red in the interior to give a 
warmth and contrast for the china.

Photo displays work designed &
created by Annie Sloan

ADD OLD WHITE - to make 'Venice'
Add 8 parts of Old White to one part of Primer Red and you will have the beautiful and distinctive brown pinks of VENICE

Primer Red and Chateau Grey combination
The warmth of the terracotta hue of Primer Red underneath brings out the green tinge of Chateau Grey

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