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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.
The neoclassical palette included this bright green, sometimes pure and sometimes lightened with white. The color 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 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 color for walls.
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 color as well as a modern color.
Athenian Black is a true, deep black developed to reflect the opaque figures and dramatic silhouetted shapes painted on Ancient Greek ceramics.
Named after the blue found in classic Aubusson rugs from France, this color is inspired directly by the development of Prussian Blue in the late 18th Century. It’s the perfect color for a Swedish interior.
This vivacious, modern orange is based on the color 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 color of some Chinese lacquer.
A rich deep warm red the color of dark cherries, Burgundy finds its early inspiration in Pompeii. It also has a strong a strong neoclassical heritage, making it perfect for sophisticated painted furniture.
Named after the upscale Italian island resort, Capri Pink is inspired by the vivid bright pinks which populate folk palettes around the globe, from Mexican textiles to Pakistani truck art to Romany gypsy caravan interiors. Capri Pink is a true hot pink with depth and energy, provocative yet captivating. Use it as an accent colour alongside cool-toned brights, with reds and pinks for a tonal symphony, or buffer with warm cocoa-toned hues for sophisticated elegance.
This elegant greyed green is inspired by the color created when decorative painters mixed all their leftover colors together to make a base paint. It is the traditional color found in French woodwork.
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.
Inspired by the warm pigment, Burnt Umber, this is a classic color that has long been used in decorative work. Use Coco on its own or as a neutral.
Country Grey is a perfect cool soft neutral. Made with raw umber pigment, it is the classic choice for so much painted furniture. It is also a great foil for other colors.
Cream is based on the traditional yellowish color 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.
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 color.
A warm soft aubergine color with pink red undertones giving a rich complexity that makes beautifully sophisticated lilac tones when Old White is added. A color first used by artists and then later in decorative work, Emile finds its beginnings in bohemian Paris.
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 color.
An English color 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 color.
Firle is one of three exclusive colors 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.
Florence is a sophisticated grand color found in neoclassical Italian and French interiors and on painted furniture. The color originates from copper green minerals and malachite. It’s also a great modern 20th Century color.
A cool neutral inspired by the color of aged natural linen. This khaki grey works beautifully with golds and a range of rich and bright colors such as Emile and Emperor's Silk.
Giverny is a bright, clean and cool blue in the Annie Sloan palette. It is near the greener range of blues, without any red in it.
Named after the village in Northern France where Claude Monet lived, this brilliant blue was especially popular in early 20th Century interiors and is perfect for a mid-century to modern contemporary palette.
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.
Throughout the Mediterranean, Greek Blue can be found on rustic doors, shutters and furniture often faded and distressed. It’s also a color that works well in a neoclassical interior deepened a little with dark wax.
The Grand Tours of the 18th Century brought this color into the finest houses of Europe as part of gentle neoclassical schemes and was combined with other strong pastels.
Named after the harbor town in Normandy, Honfleur is a color inspired by the rich warm browns found in the rustic French countryside as well as in Mid-century Modern design.
This rich brown works well with bright colors such as Scandinavian Pink and Antibes Green. It can also look elegant and classical when paired with pastels like Duck Egg Blue or Antoinette.
A soft, warm green, inspired by fields of alliums that Annie saw in Ethiopia, grown by women farmers who are supported by the Ethiopian Seed Project. This pastel is great for creating a retro 50's look, and works well as part of a vintage floral style.
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.
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.
Old Ochre is the faded darkened cream color seen on old French painted furniture, woodwork and door exteriors. Apply Dark Chalk Paint® Wax to make the color more intense and evocative of Paris, or keep it clean as a neutral foil to other colors.
Like deep Parma violets or blue lavender, Old Violet is a wonderful 18th Century color inspired by the colors of ancient Rome. Beautiful on its own or paired with red for a little Parisian boho.
The color of chalk and gesso, this is a cool soft white without pink or yellow in it. Old White works with everything but for the quintessential French look use it over Paris Grey. It can also be added to any of the other colors to lighten them and make them the exact tone for your room.
This traditional green is found in fine classically painted and lacquered furniture, as well as rustic country pieces.
A warm, slightly creamy, traditional white, Original is the color of old painted furniture. It is perfectly paired with Duck Egg Blue, Antoinette and Louis Blue for a delicate old distressed French look.
Oxford Navy is an inky, traditional navy blue which evokes the strong, august blue of academic insignia and fountain pens, as well as the rich pigment indigo blue so synonymous with traditional Indian block printing.
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 color and a classic color that was used when a range of purples first became possible.
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 is a color 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 colors like Château Grey or Versailles. It also works beautifully under gilding.
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 colors. It also works beautifully for a modern look.
Perfect for modern interiors, this cool, clean white makes a crisp contrast with strong colors. Please note: this pure white has the least covering power of all the colors so may require more than one coat or is best applied over a coat of Country Grey.
Rodmell is one of three exclusive colors Annie has created as a part of the Annie Sloan with Charleston collaboration. Rodmell is a dusty, damson purple, influenced by the painterly washes of twilight shades on the Studio walls, the creative hub of the farmhouse for over 50 years.
Scandinavian Pink was inspired by the traditional colors found in much Swedish furniture. We use it underneath pale neutrals like Old Ochre or Old White. It also works beautifully as a color for the interior of cupboards and drawers.
Svenska Blue is a crisp and cool toned blue-grey, evocative of the colors seen throughout Swedish manor houses in the 17th and 18th Century.
Tilton is one of three exclusive colors Annie has created as a part of the Annie Sloan with Charleston collaboration. Tilton is a deep, bright mustard inspired by the beautifully painted circle motif on Vanessa Bell’s decorative wardrobe from 1917 in Charleston Farmhouse.
Versailles is a color 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 colors well and changes character accordingly.
Annie Sloan has gone back to the basics, and we are bringing you her Original European blend for thick and lustrous one-coat coverage every time! Easy to control, easy to manipulate, easy to apply, and easy to clean up!
Chalk Paint ® is the unique decorative paint developed over 30 years ago by Annie Sloan for furniture, floors and walls, drawing on a lifetime of research and experience in working with paint and color.
Chalk Paint ® adheres to most surfaces and creates gorgeous results both quickly and easily. Use it for a textured finish, a distressed finish, a smooth contemporary finish or even as a wash!
1 liter is enough to cover approximately 140 square feet. After painting, seal indoor furniture with Chalk Paint Wax ®. On floors, outdoor surfaces and other high traffic areas, seal with Chalk Paint ® Lacquer. Take a look at our Tutorials section for more information and to help you get started.
Please note that paint colors will vary depending on screen settings. We cannot guarantee that paint colors will exactly match the color you see on screen. If you are in doubt, please order a project pot first.