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  1. I have been a fan of iron ore for years. We first used it to color wash a red oak vanity top in our coastal bathroom. My husband made the pedestal vanity and I painted it SW pure white. We added a vessel sink with a waterfall faucet and it was stunning. The iron ore was a fabulous contrast and we sealed it in a marine varnish to protect it.
    We’ve since moved and used it again in our new home in our theatre room. We painted all the walls and ceiling with iron ore and I spray painted the inside of the ceiling can lights in a hammered copper. With less light (actually no light as we have blackout curtains on the windows) than the little bath we previously used it on, the iron ore in the theatre room sometimes takes on a darker, more charcoal-brown tone. It’s my favorite chameleon neutral!

  2. Thank you for the great info. I am looking for a dark color for our kitchen island and with this info, Iron Ore is it! We wanted some drama as the counters and cabinets are white, the hardwood floors are dark and there is tone of natural light. Your photos are super helpful! Thank you again!

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