Like deep Parma violets or blue lavender, it is a wonderful 18th century colour used for the inside of furniture – like the lining of a jacket. Or use Old Violet as the base with Paris Grey on top to give a distressed look.
Add Old White to make Schinkel.
Add 2 parts of Old White to 1 part of Old Violet and you get a greyed taupe called Schinkel named after a great, 18th century German architect.
Add more Old White to make Colombe.
Add 8 parts of Old White to 1 part of Old Violet for a soft grey, like the underbelly of a dove, called in French, Colombe.
A simple French side table with a marble top has been painted in Old Violet with Country Grey on the top and on a band below, giving what was a rather heavy characterless piece some charm.
Old Violet painted as the base coat to Paris Grey, providing colour and then lift it with some Old White.
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