Remember your 1st grade teacher writing ABC on the chalkboard...... and wishing the board was in color??? I don't either, but it sounds like something this "color queen" would wish for!!! Knowing my passion for color my friend, photographer Tim Davis, told me about a friend of his, who had this incredible, colored chalkboard paint and a new paint company ..... Hudson Paint.
Traditionally chalkboard paint has only been available in black or green..... that is until French-born artist, Arno Cornillon, inspired by his Hudson Valley home, created an innovative and exciting color palette for it!!! A decorative painter, Arno spent three years working with color and various mixes. "I tried to mix many life sampls-fabrics and iconic colors with objects. A box from Tiffany's, a pack of Gauloise, a kilm rug, Fabrics, pictures from magazines and my sample books where, over the years I accumulated so much experience from my clients and designers." He sold the paints at local craft fairs and the reception was incredible. Unable to keep up with the production, Arno found a high quality paint factory in the valley to manufacture his "brew," and Hudson Paint was born!!!
I am awed by the incredible color palette available from this new company and am thrilled to find someone who's thoughts about color, "the most influential factor in design," echo my own......."The most expensive room remodeled with the wrong color feels like a waste of money and the simplest flea market purchase repainted, becomes a prize antique."