Primer Red

 

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

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

 

 

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