Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Designer Colors
Miss Mustard Seed created a stunning group of Milk Paint Designer Colors and then she “specially” named each color from the things she personally loves and favorite items used in many of her decors.
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Colors to create any Design for Any Look or Style You Want!
- It is 100 Natural & Biodegradable
- Extremely Low VOC’s
- No Harmful Chemicals
- Virtually Odorless & Fast Drying
- Suitable for Interior or Exterior Use
- Durable on Floors / Decks / Furniture and Walls
- Safe & Easy To Use!
Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Dries in 30 Minutes and can be layered to create custom decorative finishes! It is recommended to always seal your Milk Paint Projects with an Oil or Top Coat.
(Milk Paint’s colors tend to have a lot of variation depending on how they are mixed and applied.)
Miss Mustard Seed’s Arabesque was inspired from ballet tights, dusty pink tutus and pale tea roses. This decidedly feminine color is also surprisingly neutral, making this pink hue perfect for many applications. Arabesque is from Miss Mustard Seed’s new european colors.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Artissimo is our navy/midnight blue named for the blue and white fabric Miss Mustard Seed, Marian used in her master suite. Depending on the finish, it can look like a brighter royal blue or almost black. Artissimo pairs well with Boxwood and the other blues in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint line.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Bergere is a smokey blue gray inspired by the painted frames of a pair of antique French Bergere chairs. This blue is more subtle than the other blues in our line, but still makes a statement. Bergere is from Miss Mustard Seed’s new european colors.
Miss Mustard Seed’s inspiration for this color, obviously was a boxwood bush. She loves the rich, green color of the leaves……and it looks striking on a piece of furniture. “It’s a bold color, but very classic as well.”
Miss Mustard Seed’s Curio is a rich, walnut brown that is perfect to use as a glaze or stain. It’s also a great color to use for mixing with other colors. It was named for the rich wood on a curio Marian inherited from her aunt. Pair Curio with a lightened version of Apron Strings for a classic brown and pink pairing.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Eulalie’s Sky is a pale greenish-blue named after the color in the sky of a cow painting by artist Cindy Austin. Marian named the cow Eulalie and she has hung happily in her home for several years and has become a trademark of Marian’s style. This color pairs well with Linen and Kitchen Scale.
The name of the color come from the technique used in the 1800′s – early 1900′s to transfer blue patterns onto pottery. Flow Blue dishes have a beautiful blurry look to them and are in a varying shades of a rich blue…The rich blue created for the milk paint line reminds Miss Mustard Seed of flow blue dishes, so she thought the name was fitting. Flow Blue milk paint is somewhere between royal and navy and has some green undertones. It’s bright, but classic. She loves the way this color looks when it’s distressed and paired with dark woods.
New Farmhouse White
Miss Mustard Seed considers Farmhouse White to be the perfect white. It’s not too warm, not too cool, not too “off” white! Plus Miss Mustard Seed’s New Farmhouse White addresses the primary issue when using white; namely coverage. The coverage is better and it is a beautiful white
French Enamel is named for the French enamelware pitchers Marian has always admired in antique stores and magazines. The color is a vibrant, mid-tone blue. Mix it with Tricycle for a vibrant purple or Typewriter for a darker, more muted blue. It pairs well with Flow Blue and Mustard Seed Yellow.
Grain Sack is one of Marian’s favorite colors, named for the color of antique European grain sacks. It’s a chameleon color, meaning it looks different depending on what is around it. Sometimes it looks white, sometimes gray and sometimes more beige. Grain Sack is a great color to mix in order to lighten without making the color too pastel. It pairs well with the other grays in the line – Shutter Gray and Trophy.
Ironstone is the closest to a pure white currently in the line. It is named after Marian’s favorite thing to collect, white ironstone chine. This color is a slightly cooler off-white and pulls a little gray. If you want white, this is your color. Mix Ironstone with colors to lighten. Obviously, white pairs well with everything!
Kitchen Scale is a rich teal, named after an antique scale Marian once owned in her kitchen. The scale has since been passed along to Jennylyn, the president of Homestead House Paint Co. Kitchen Scale can be mixed with Linen to achieve a soft, robin’s egg blue. It pairs well with Grain Sack.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Layla’s Mint is a version of a warm, minty green originally custom-mixed for Layla of “The Lettered Cottage” and was the perfect green to add to Miss Mustard Seed’s subtle European color collection.
Linen is the cream in our line. Named for linen fabrics that have slightly yellowed with age, this color has warm undertones and is a nice, creamy white. Mix Linen with colors to make the color lighter and warmer. Linen mixes and pairs beautifully with Apron Strings and Kitchen Scale.
Lucketts Green is named after the color of the shingled siding on The Old Lucketts Store in Lucketts, Virginia. It is Marian’s favorite antique store and source of design inspiration, and she was a vendor there for several years. Lucketts Green is a soft, spring green with yellow undertones. It’s very close to the color commonly found on furniture in the 1930’s and 1940’s, making it the perfect vintage green. Mix with Boxwood to make a bright, grassy green or with Linen for a pale pastel. For a nice contrast, Lucketts Green pairs well with Artissimo and Dried Lavender.
Named for the delicious almond paste famous in Germany, Marzipan is an equally delicious warm neutral. It’s an off-white with beige and warm gray undertones from Miss Mustard Seed’s new european color line. It pairs beautifully with Ironstone for a subtle contrast. Marzipan is from Miss Mustard Seed’s new european colors.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Mora is named for the famous curvy clocks made in Mora, Sweden, from Miss Mustard Seed’s new european color line. It is a whisper of a color – a neutral with gray, blue and green undertones.
It’s sort of a warm honey, muted mustard color. Miss Mustard Seed explains she started out with a stronger yellow, but it looked more like school bus than mustard seed, so she had to go back to the drawing (mixing) board and is very happy with “where she landed.” “It’s a perfect yellow for a piece of furniture. Strong, but not too in-your-face-hello-yellow.”
This wonderful color was given the name Outback Petticoat by a group of our Australian Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint retailers. The Australian Outback has a unique orange soil which was used to stain the hems of white petticoats of settler women. The name immediately struck a chord with Miss Mustard Seed. She loves the imagery of a woman retaining their femininity and sense of style, yet being impacted by their rugged surroundings.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Schloss, a rich, stone color is named for the German word for castle. It’s warmer and richer than Trophy, making it the “greige” that our customers have been asking for! Schloss is from Miss Mustard Seed’s new european color line.
Shutter Gray is another one of Marian’s favorites. It’s a French blue/gray that has a faded quality about it. It’s named for a pair of antique gray shutters Marian found at an antique store. For a pale blue gray, mix Shutter Gray with Grain Sack. It pairs well with Mustard Seed Yellow and Linen.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Tricycle is the perfect red. It’s bold and bright, but still has a warm, classic look to it. When Marian was naming the red in her line, Tricycle immediately came to mind. Mix it with Ironstone to get varying shades of pink and with Curio to make a deeper barn red.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Trophy is a warm, rich gray with yellow undertones. Unlike Shutter Gray, which is very blue, Trophy is a truer gray reminiscent of tarnished silver found on antique trophies. Marian loves to layer Trophy under Grain Sack and Ironstone for a faded, Swedish finish.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Typewriter is the black in our line. Marian describes it as an off-black or soft black. It is named for the black color traditionally found on antique typewriters. Mix Typewriter with any of the colors in the line to make the darker and more muted. For example, when mixed with Boxwood, a deep olive green can be achieved. Mix it with Grain Sack to make a perfect charcoal gray.