Here’s a tip from Genevieve Gorder: Mark Twain House Ombra Gray 4004-2A is dark enough to be your grounding color, light enough to be your neutral. Find more inspiration from our Valspar Perfect Neutrals Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/valsparpaint/valspar-perfect-neutrals/ Lowe’s: Mark Twain House Ombra Gray 4004-2A ACE: Tinman VR114B Indepedent: Gotham City V117-3
Use Minwax Special Walnut stain for the first layer, brushing it on a little at a time, and then wiping it off. After that dried overnight, use Sherwin Williams Pro Classic water based paint in Jargon Jade, and paint the whole thing. Once that layer was dry, hit the whole thing with a sander, taking a good portion of the paint layer off.