Creating Colors That Charm

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Mixing paint can be fun and a little addicting – and sometimes it’s just the ticket when you need that perfect color for your project.

Here are a few tried and true recipes from the Woodcraft/Black Dog team using Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint to help you create a paint color that fits your décor perfectly.
· To lighten a color and soften the intensity, add Clean Canvas (a true white)
· To darken and make it a deeper hue, add Black Dog (a true black)

Feel free to print the recipe cards below to make it easier!

Go to the blog link at the end for MORE RECIPES, plus tips for mixing and paint storage.

Have fun!

Blue Spruce:  1 part Go Green + 1 part Blue Ridge

Coral Rust: 2 parts Appalachian Sunset + 1 part Caution Dogs at Work

Denim Haze:  2 parts That’s Gonna Leave a Mark + 1 part Blue Ridge 

Emerald City: 2 parts Keep It Teal +  1 part Go Green

Linen and Lace: 1 part Dog Bone + 1 part Clean Canvas

Mountain Mist: 1 part Galvanized + 1 part Roanoke Rain

Our Navy: 2 parts Blue Ridge + 1 part Black Dog
Suggested materials:
  • Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint   (
Lori Haught Harper
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  • William William on Apr 06, 2017
    I mix a lot of my own colors, also! Been doing it for over 30+ years. I buy OOPS paint at Home Depot and Menards for a song.