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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.

Primer Red goes well with Château Grey, Paris Grey and Versailles.

table in Primer red

Add Old White to Primer Red to make Venice


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.

furniture sampel with Château Grey and Primer Red

The warmth of the terracotta hue of Primer Red underneath brings out the green tinge of Château Grey

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