Knock out BLUE! My colour confident Painter In Residence Ildiko Horvath painted this classic French armoire in bright blue. The whole piece is Napoleonic Blue knocked back with a little French Linen. She blended the colours together while she worked, using a spray bottle filled with water to keep the paint wet and adding a little Aubusson Blue along the way. A mix of Honfleur and French Linen was painted into the recesses of the door panels.