Fusion February Colour Story
This month, we’re inspired by Coal Black, Ash, Little Lamb, Lamp White and a Custom Accent!
Because the most popular holiday in February is Valentine’s Day, most people tend to think of the month as a time to celebrate what you love. So in the spirit of this, for February’s Colour Story from Fusion Mineral Paint, we wanted to give you a palette that you can use to feature a colour – any colour – that you personally LOVE!
FEBRUARY’S COLOUR STORY FROM FUSION MINERAL PAINT
February’s Colour Story from Fusion Mineral Paint features a combination of Ash, Coal Black, Lamp White, and Little Lamb, and brings about a lot of possibilities. This palette is essentially all the same colour or hue (black/white) with different tones (the greys in between). By increasing the presence of any of these colours you can change the entire atmosphere of the palette. As a result, you can utilise this neutral palette in any sort of situation: modern or farmhouse; warm or cool; cosy or minimalist.
The image featured in February’s Colour Story shows you how to create some drama with this palette. It utilises the various colours in patterned accents. In contrast, the main furniture pieces exist as solid pieces of colour. However, this contrast isn’t overwhelming – because the palette is all based on the same hue. Most importantly, the distinguishing feature about this palette is that you can successfully add just about any accent colour to it.
ADDING AN ACCENT COLOUR TO FEBRUARY’S COLOUR STORY
February’s Colour Story is all about allowing you to add your personal favourite accent colour that you can feature in items in your home. Think of decor items like throws, pillows, accessories or an area rug, and add that pop of colour to your space! Accent colours are so easy to change out when you want to. As a result, they can be a great way to use a fun, trendy colour without feeling like you’re committing to it for your whole life. Additionally, they are perfect for your paint projects. Accent colours are great for details in your piece or for added embellishments like knobs or feet. Because these small details can easily be changed out, you can update the look without updating the whole project.
The accent colour we chose to feature is a custom blended pink (read on to learn the recipe). First of all, pink is one of Fusion’s favourite colours! Furthermore, we chose a pink accent because it keeps to the classic Valentine’s theme, with Cupid and heart-shaped everything, so we just had to include it this month! However, if we wanted to use this palette with one of our featured colours from January’s Colour Story all we would have to do is switch out that custom pink for a little Lichen, and voila! A brand new palette.
Explore The Colours
The Little Black Dress of the Fusion paint collection: it can fit into any scene you need it to. We’ve seen some great pairings of Coal Black with our Metallics collection. These pieces scream glitz, glam, and sophistication. An absolute true jet black, it can accentuate any colour. This cool tone is bold, classic and mysterious.
A soft, yet bold, charcoal grey. An extremely versatile tone that will enliven any space. It’s a great colour to choose if you want dark warmth in your space. Many times, on Fusion’s Paint it Beautiful Facebook group, we’ve seen Ash used for kitchen cabinets. Top it with a coat of Natural Stain and Finishing Oil to make it really sing.
A soft grey from Fusion’s Tones for Tots Collection. This fantastic, elegant, medium-grey shows that the Tones for Tots line isn’t just for nurseries. Little Lamb plays well with others – all of the other Fusion colours, in fact, it also works well as an individual and is another very popular colour for kitchen cabinets.
A cool neutral white with subtle hints of grey. It is bright and bold – but can be warm or crisp depending on its surroundings. While Lamp White as the name suggests, can be used as a white, it can also be used as a grey due to its undertones. This amazing light neutral gives the opportunity to create a feeling of white, without being pristine and perfect. That little bit of imperfection is what makes Lamp White so special.
How to Make the Custom Pink from
February’s Colour Story
Finally, our Custom Pink! So, how do you make a custom colour with Fusion? More easily than you can imagine! All of our Fusion paints can be mixed together to create endless new colours.
Here’s what you need to make our Custom Pink blend:
To get the gorgeous pink from February’s Colour Story, you’ll want to use 4 parts Cathedral Taupe and 1 part Fort York Red. Just blend those two colours together and it comes out to be a beautiful pink – very warm and just a little bit bright. This pink looks like a hug feels. As a result, it definitely gives February’s Colour Story the accent needed to be a perfect fit for this month.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s Fusion™ Colour Story. Each month we will be featuring a new beautiful image matched up with a palette of Fusion™ colours, all to inspire you to Paint it Beautiful and give you some great colour combination ideas for your next project. We hope you love it as much as we do - see you in March for the next Fusion™ Colour Story.