Named after the red of China, this is a bright, pure red, like the red silk lining of a jacket. We love it used as an interior of a cupboard or drawer. But best of all, we love one piece in a room painted with this stunning red, maybe deepened with some dark wax in places.
Emperor’s Silk painted with texture, first with clear, then dark wax applied in parts. Inside the drawer, Aubusson Blue.
Add Old White to make Frangipani.
Add equal parts of Old White and Emperor’s Silk to make a bright, strong, exotic flowery pink with a zing – you can see why Annie calls it Frangipani.
Add more Old White to make Malacca.
Add 3 parts of Old White to 1 part of Emperor’s Silk to make a pink. Annie calls it Malacca because it reminds her of pinks from Indonesia.
Adding Old White in 1, 2, 3 and 4 parts to lighten and bring out the true hue of the colour.
Graphite over Emperor’s Silk allowing the red to glow through is a way to give paintwork an exotic eastern look.
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