Like deep Parma violets or blue lavender it is a wonderful 18th century colour used for colouring the inside of furniture- like the lining of a jacket – or for using with as the base with Paris Grey on top and distressed ‘ It is of course wonderfully used just on its own.
Old Violet works well with the following colours:
Add 2 parts of Old White to 1 part of Old Violet and you get a greyed taupe I have called after a great 18th century German architect called SCHINKEL.
ADD MORE OLD WHITE to make ‘Colombe’
Add 8 parts of Old White to 1 part of Old Violet for a soft grey like the underbelly of a dove, so I called it in French, COLOMBE