Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint Colors


Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint developed by Annie Sloan, features rich and bright colors inspired by 18th century European furniture and 20th century paintwork. The paint colors are easy-to-mix offering an unlimited range of colors for your personal use. By applying Chalk Paint®’s Dark Wax you can darken any color, or by adding one of our whites to the Chalk Paint®’s Clear Wax, it is very simply to lighten any color. The possibilities and combinations are endless.

Please note, not every very computer monitor will show colors differently depending on your screen type and resolution. The true paint color will be slightly different from what you see on your computer monitor. If you want a hand painted color card, please contact us or call us at 770.366.5990 for a copy. (Please note: many of the painted sample pieces below may have other colors added which will slightly change the hue.

Annie Sloan Designer Colors

 

 Amsterdam Green

Antibes Green

Antoinette

 Arles

Aubusson Blue

Barcelona Orange

 

Chateau Grey

 

NEW! Chicago Grey

 Coco

Country Grey

Cream

Duck Egg Blue

 Emile

 Emperor’s Silk

English Yellow

Florence

French Linen

 Giverny

 Graphite

 Greek Blue

 Henrietta

Honfleur

Lem Lem

Louis Blue

 Napoleonic Blue

 Old Ochre

Old Violet

Old White

 Olive

 Original

Paloma

Paris Grey

Primer Red

 Provence

Pure

 Scandinavian Pink

NEW! Svenska Blue

 

Versailles

Chalk Paint® Coverage Guide

Chalk Paint® Global Formula

 Burgundy

NEW! Charleston Firle

 NEW! Charleston Rodmell

 NEW! Charleston Tilton

Annie Sloan’s Designer Colors provide an endless number of color combinations to create the perfect look and style you want!



  • There are several designer colors to choose from and Annie Sloan likes to adds new ones all the time!
  • Easy to use as a wash – simply dilute with water so when you apply paint it shows the wood grain.
  • You can also use it as an impasto (thickly) – just leave the lid off to thicken.
  • Very little black is used so the colors can be mixed in any combination.
  • Chalk Paint™ is Green Friendly! It has extremely low VOCs with little to no odor!

If you want to recreate the painted French & Swedish and Modern Vintage look on furniture where the paintwork shows a patina of history, Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint is perfect for these applications. The paint is soft and easy to patinate using our soft wax to give it a beautiful soft and protective finish. Like all Annie Sloan paints the colors have been mixed in such a way that allows mixing and being lighted an layering without the colors dulling.

Amsterdam Green 
This strong, deep green takes inspiration from the painted shutters and doors of Amsterdam. It works particularly well with whites and creams and botanical imagery and plants, as well as looking brilliant with earthy yellows and reds – try teaming it with Primer Red, Arles and Old Ochre. It’s also makes a great backdrop to cool blues, such as Provence, Giverny and the purple tones of Emile.

Antebes Green
The neoclassical palette included this bright green, sometimes pure and sometimes lightened with white. The colour is also found on rustic country furniture from Ireland and the south of France – a look which is beautifully achieved with Dark Chalk Paint® Wax. For a warehouse look, try Black Chalk Paint® Wax.

Antoinette
Antoinette is a soft pale pink inspired by the decorative pieces and interiors of 18th Century France, when the finest red earths were mixed with white and used to make a clear, but dusky colour for walls.

Arles
This rich, deep yellow was inspired by the town of Arles in the south of France where a wide range of earthy yellow ochres are dug straight from the ground. It’s a natural rustic colour as well as a modern colour.

Aubusson Blue
Named after the blue found in classic Aubusson rugs from France, this colour is inspired directly by the development of Prussian Blue in the late 18th Century. It’s the perfect colour for a Swedish interior.

Barcelona Orange
This vivacious, modern orange is based on the colour used copiously by the Impressionists, in early advertisements and in 1960’s decoration. Such a brilliant orange was not available until the early 20th century. With Black Chalk Paint® Wax, it becomes burnt orange the colour of some Chinese lacquer.

Burgundy
A rich deep warm red the colour of dark cherries. Most of my colours are 18th and 20th century inspired but this one comes from the 19th century when the discovery of Alizarin Crimson made this colour possible for the first time to a large number of people. It is now one of the classic colours used in particular for neo-classical painted furniture.

Charleston Firle – NEW!
Firle is one of three exclusive colours Annie has created as a part of the Annie Sloan with Charleston collaboration. Firle is a fresh, zesty and crisp green which echoes the gorgeous distemper of the wall surrounding the mantelpiece in Clive Bell’s study.

Charleston Rodmell – NEW!
Rodmell is one of three exclusive colours Annie has created as a part of the Annie Sloan with Charleston collaboration. Rodmell is a damson purple, influenced by the painterly washes of twilight shades on the Studio walls, the creative hub of the farmhouse for over 50 years.

Charleston Tilton – NEW!
Tilton is one of three exclusive colours Annie has created as a part of the Annie Sloan with Charleston collaboration. Tilton is a deep, earthy mustard inspired by the beautifully painted circle motif on Vanessa Bell’s decorative wardrobe from 1917 in Charleston Farmhouse.

Château Grey
This elegant greyed green is inspired by the colour created when decorative painters mixed all their leftover colours together to make a base paint. It is the traditional colour found in French woodwork.

Chicago Grey – NEW!
Chicago Grey is a cool, fresh and modern grey, with a hint of blue. Suggestive of the architecture in Chicago. A perfect neutral for industrial interiors, or muted Scandinavian styling.

Coco
Inspired by the warm pigment, Burnt Umber, this is a classic colour that has long been used in decorative work. Use Coco on its own or as a neutral.

Country Grey
This elegant greyed green is inspired by the colour created when decorative painters mixed all their leftover colours together to make a base paint. It is the traditional colour found in French woodwork.

Cream
Cream is based on the traditional yellowish colour that was used on old woodwork. You can use it as part of a retro fifties look or pair it with Paris Grey for a vintage French look.

Duck Egg Blue
This soft greenish blue stems from the first discovery of a good blue pigment in the 18th Century, which was then lightened with white. It can be described as a Rococo blue, as nothing says French and Swedish interiors quite like this colour.

Emile
A warm soft aubergine colour with pink red undertones giving a rich complexity that makes beautifully sophisticated lilac tones when Old White is added. A colour first used by artists and then later in decorative work, Emile finds its beginnings in bohemian Paris.

Emperor’s Silk
Emperor’s Silk is a bright pure red like the silk lining of a jacket. It is also the red of Chinese lacquer, especially when deepened with Black Chalk Paint® Wax. Use it in the interior of a cupboard or drawer for a pop of colour.

English Yellow
An English colour from the development of Chrome Yellow pigment in the 18th Century and inspired by hand painted Chinese wallpaper. This was the first non-earthy yellow. It’s also a great fifties vintage colour.

Florence
Florence is a sophisticated grand colour found in neoclassical Italian and French interiors and on painted furniture. The colour originates from copper green minerals and malachite. It’s also a great modern 20th Century colour.

French Linen
A cool neutral inspired by the colour of aged natural linen. This khaki grey works beautifully with golds and a range of rich and bright colours such as Emile and Emperor’s Silk.

Giverny
Giverny is a bright, cheery, clean, cool blue in the Annie Sloan palette. It is near the greener range of blues, without any red in it. It is a perfect colour for a modern contemporary palette, and looks great with bright, warm colours (such as Barcelona Orange and Scandinavian Pink) and cool neutrals (such as Paloma) as well as greens from the Annie Sloan range. Giverny is named after the village in Northern France where Claude Monet lived and this brilliant blue was especially popular in early 20th Century interiors.

Graphite
Graphite is a soft black inspired by Lamp Black, a traditional pigment. It works for many interiors from neoclassical to modern. When waxed, it becomes a beautiful black like dark slate.

Greek Blue
Throughout the Mediterranean, Greek Blue can be found on rustic doors, shutters and furniture often faded and distressed. It’s also a colour that works well in a neoclassical interior deepened a little with dark wax.

Henrietta
The Grand Tours of the 18th Century brought this colour into the finest houses of Europe as part of gentle neoclassical schemes and was combined with other strong pastels.

Honfleur
Named after the harbour town in Normandy, Honfleur is a colour inspired by the rich warm browns found in the rustic French countryside as well as in Mid-century Modern design. This rich brown is just what you need to work with bright colours: it looks great next to Scandinavian Pink, Barcelona Orange, Giverny, Provence, Greek Blue and Antibes Green. It can also look elegant and classical when paired with pastel Louis Blue or pretty Antoinette.

Lem Lem
A soft, warm green, inspired by fields of alliums that Annie saw in Ethiopia, grown by women farmers who are supported by Oxfam’s Ethiopian Seed Project. This limited edition colour is great for creating a retro 50’s look, and works well as part of a vintage floral style. Every pot of Lem Lem sold will raise vital funds for Oxfam, helping people beat poverty worldwide. Discover more about Annie and Oxfam’s story here.

Louis Blue
Louis Blue is a greenish soft blue reminiscent of Rococo French and Swedish interiors. Pair this clean pastel blue with white for a fine Rococo look or combine with brights for a vintage retro aesthetic.

Old Ochre
Old Ochre is the faded darkened cream colour seen on old French painted furniture, woodwork and door exteriors. Apply Dark Chalk Paint® Wax to make the colour more intense and evocative of Paris, or keep it clean as a neutral foil to other colours.

Old Violet
Like deep Parma violets or blue lavender, Old Violet is a wonderful 18th Century colour inspired by the colours of ancient Rome. Beautiful on its own or paired with red for a little Parisian boho.

Old White
The colour of chalk and gesso, this is a cool soft white without pink or yellow in it. Old White works with everything but if you want to create the quintessential French look, Annie Sloan recommends to paint it over Paris Grey. Old White can also be added to any of the Chalk Paint® colours to lighten them and make them the exact tone you desire.

Napoleonic Blue
Napoleonic Blue is inspired by the ultramarine and cobalt blue pigments used for decorative work in everything from neoclassical interiors through to modern 20th century decoration.

Olive
This traditional green is found in fine classically painted and lacquered furniture, as well as rustic country pieces.

Original
A warm, slightly creamy, traditional white, Original is the colour of old painted furniture. It is beautifully paired with Duck Egg Blue, Antoinette and Louis Blue for a delicate old distressed French look. Original is a color that has been in Europe for years but not the US market. But lucky for us, in late 2018 – it was released in America.  It falls between old white and pure white, without the yellow our old white had. The combination, of pure white and old white blended was our most popular blend.

Paloma
Paloma is made from mixing purple and yellow complementaries with white to make a soft warm neutral taupe grey. It is both a modern contemporary colour and a classic colour that was used when a range of purples first became possible.

Paris Grey
Soft, gentle Paris Grey is inspired by the painted furniture found in elegant French châteaux or old Swedish manor houses. It’s made from a mix of blue and orange, so it works naturally well with these complementaries. Use it over Primer Red or Cream, or with Old White or Original.

Primer Red
Primer Red is a colour found in practically every culture, appearing in everything from Venetian palaces to Vietnamese temples, where red earths were plentiful and relatively easy to come by. Use it for rustic pieces or as a base for sophisticated colours like Château Grey or Versailles. It also works beautifully under gilding.

Provence
The south of France has shutters and doors painted in a range of turquoise blue greens, some bright and some faded. Provence was inspired by these colours. It also works beautifully for a modern look.

Pure
Perfect for modern interiors, this cool, clean white makes a crisp contrast with strong colours. Please note: this pure white has the least covering power of all the colours so may require more than one coat or is best applied over a coat of Country Grey.

Scandinavian Pink
Scandinavian Pink was inspired by the traditional colours found in much Swedish furniture. We use it underneath pale neutrals like Old Ochre or Old White. It also works beautifully as a colour for the interior of cupboards and drawers.

Svenska Blue – NEW
Svenska Blue is a crisp and cool toned blue-grey, Evocative of the colours seen throughout Swedish manor houses in the 17th and 18th Century.

Versailles
Versailles is a colour inspired by fine old French furniture and gilded doors. It is sophisticated and gentle, yet it works well with modern pieces too. This is a hue that picks up other colours well and changes character accordingly.