Like deep Parma violets or blue lavender Old Violet is a wonderful 18th century colour.
Use for painting the inside of your furniture – like the lining of a jacket – or for using as the base with Paris Grey on top and distressed.
It is of course wonderful on it’s own or with Emperor’s silk as a contrast or Duck Egg Blue for a more toned and cooler effect.
Add 2 parts of Old White to 1 part Old Violet and you get a greyed taupe, inspired by the great 18th century German architect.
Add 8 parts Old White to 1 part Old Violet for a soft grey like the underbelly of a dove, in French ‘Colombe’.