This Autumn/ Winter, fine artist, author, colour expert and innovator Annie Sloan launches Oxford Navy, a new addition to the Chalk Paint™ palette. Taking its name from Oxford University’s insignia, the new shade also doffs a cap to Annie Sloan’s Oxford headquarters, where Chalk Paint™ is manufactured.
Smart and sophisticated on its own, the deep, inky blue is useful as a grounding colour in a playful midcentury palette, or as part of a more formal scheme. “My Oxford Navy is deeply indebted to the saturated blue synonymous with traditional Indian block printing, to elegant nineteenth century military uniforms and of course, the ink of generations of student’s fountain pens,” explains Annie. Joining the iconic Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan collection of mixable decorative paints, Oxford Navy offers a velvety matt finish and can be applied to almost any surface - including furniture, walls and floors - without priming or sanding.