All of the Fusion Mineral Paints can be mixed to create new colours. This is a great benefit to anyone who wants a particular shade or a different hue.
When I painted the Seaside Collection, I used Laurentian and Renfrew Blue, and wanted another blue that wasn’t TOO BLUE compared to the Laurentian. Someone had mentioned Texas Teal: an equal mix of Renfrew and Liberty Blue. It was perfect for that third drawer.
You can see the bottom drawer here was painted with “Texas Teal”.
I’ve been painting signs for our store, and one of my main colours is a Burgundy I created, using Fort York Red with a dash of Liberty Blue. The “Add Some Flair” on the sign is done with this new colour:
Burgundy makes me happy. It is a rich colour that reminds me of royalty, and evokes memories of dressing up as Kings and Queens of our own little kingdom when I was a little kid playing with my sister.
It doesn’t hurt that it’s the colour of Merlot. Or Shiraz. Or Cabernet… There’s nothing like sipping a glass of wine at the end of the day, relaxing and chatting with loved ones.
What I’ve been told by those in the know is that Burgundy and Maroon are out of style. Don’t use it, they said. It’s dated, they declared.
And you know what? I DON’T CARE.
My advice? Do what you love! Do what makes you happy! Enjoy life to the full, and if Burgundy is a favourite of yours, mix some up and start painting. It’ll make your heart sing.