Burgundy chalk paint has recently been introduced to the Annie Sloan North American market and I was really happy to try it. It belongs to the blue-red family which I like much better than either the orange or brown reds. Annie Sloan describes it as the colour of dark cherries and it does look beautiful with traditional furnishings.
I used it on a vintage mahogany coffee table that had great ball and claw feet and nice carvings. I put on a coat of Burgundy but found that when it dried it was much darker and more maroon than when it was wet. This is one of those colours that really looks different when it is dry. I wanted more of a cranberry colour so I mixed 5 parts Burgundy with 1 part Old White and got exactly what I was after. Burgundy has a lot of pink tones in it so when it is lightened, it will make various shades of red and pink. The lighter colour is my mixture unwaxed
beside the unwaxed burgundy. I used Graphite on the details to make them stand out and I made a dark wax glaze by mixing it with Varsol. I put the glaze all over the table and it intensified the colour nicely. Waxed, the table turned out a rich, glowing cranberry.
I think Burgundy is a colour that will look lovely beside blues or set-off by white.