In Fusion Mineral Paint Ash, you’ll find a color that gives just the right feel for a dark weather-worn look or chic sassy and ashy finish. Use it to highlight a detailed strip of trim or swish it onto the entire furniture piece — this charcoal-looking dark grey is a win.

And let’s talk about the coverage. The coverage for Ash, in keeping with Fusion Mineral tradition, is on point. It’s quick-drying and lays on smooth. People love how a little goes a long way with Fusion.

So let’s see what’s to know about this trendy old world color.

Charcoal for the artist at heart

A decisive dark grey, Fusion Mineral Paint Ash is bold yet classic. You can run with this paint in whichever direction you wish. Do you prefer country charm? Ash has it. Do you want a modern vibe? Yes! Ash will work for you too!

Another winner in the Fusion family, Ash will go on smoothly. You’ll love seeing your old piece of furniture go from boring to beautiful with Fusion. Those who’ve been at fixing up furniture for a good while will love how it compares to other paint brands on the market.

Different ways to use Ash

So let’s look at some project inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. If anything, it’s fun to see what others are doing. It might give you an idea on how to best put Ash to use in your next project.  

Distressed French side table

We’ve used this example in a previous article about Fusion Mineral Limestone. So why bring it up here?

Fear not, we do have a good reason! That distressed aged look was brought on by a mix of a Fusion Mineral Paint Ash with Chocolate. The blogger painted on this blend of color and wiped it off the furniture, creating a subtle distressed aesthetic.

Pretty cool, huh. We thought it worth pointing out that detail as Ash can carry many uses. You can make it the focal point of a project. Or you can use it to enhance a color by providing a distressed effect.

Vintage two-tone desk

Here’s another creative way to paint some furniture. This wooden desk was given a two-tone color scheme. Fusion Mineral Paint Ash graces the top, sides, and drawers of this quaint desk. Meanwhile, the face of the top level of drawers retained their wood finish. Snazzy and classy!

Vintage dresser update

For that vintage dresser with a wood color, you’re not too keen on, Ash will come to your rescue. As you can see in this furniture update, the new coat of paint brings a whole new dimension to this dresser. It’s bold and definitely makes a statement!

Color palettes using Ash

Certain colors just pair well together — as if they were meant to be. We think you’ll see what mean in the palette inspiration we’ve pulled together for you. In the following images, you’ll find glimpses of Fusion Mineral Ash and other colors that make it shine.

Modern warmth

If you’re not a fan of industrial or big city vibes, please don’t run away! Remember, this is all for palette inspiration. See the colors found in this picture? Light orangey yellows, light to dark browns, greyish blues, and blacks. You can even find neutral creamy off-whites sprinkled there too.

Notice the dark brown similar to Fusion Mineral Paint Chocolate?

Sure, you can use it for a modern sheek vibe if that’s your style. But don’t lock yourself into that if you love the colors but not the scene. You can bring these colors into a country kitchen with the right balance and accents.

City of London, UK

Darkness and tropics

For a taste of the topics, bring in some light to dark blues and off-white colors. They’ll contrast well against the dark charcoal hue that is Ash.

Unleash the contrasts of color for a stark, modern look.

Blue ocean black sand beach

Charcoal and pink

Now let’s look at this elegant palette. The soft hues of pink with shades of green against the bold charcoal color are striking. Doesn’t that make you stop and wonder?

Soft pink rose

Bring Ash into a bash of color

This dark charcoal that you’ll find in Fusion Mineral Paint Ash is the perfect addition to anchor splashes of color in place. (For one of those popping colors, check out Fusion Mineral Paint Liberty Blue.)

But whether you want to use it in that way or simply to accent or distress a piece, Fusion Mineral Ash is a bold (and good) move.

Sarah Brackenridge

Sarah Brackenridge


I have been painting and decorating professionally for several years. Paint and design are my stress relievers and my passion. What’s even better is that I get to share my passion with others. Helping people transform their pieces or update their home is a thrill for me! I would encourage others to follow what they love and step out of their comfort zone to live up to their true potential and talent!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This