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Chalk Paint® is a decorative furniture paint specifically designed by Annie Sloan to be easy to use, quick, and reliable. Chalk Paint® very rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside, on just about any surface. Chalk Paint® can be used to paint wood, it can be used to paint metal, it can be used to paint melamine, it can be used to paint flooring, it can be used to dye fabric, and it can even be used to paint glass!

Chalk Paint® is suitable for beginners and for furniture painting professionals alike; it’s the fool-proof furniture paint which can be used to create any look you require. From colour-blocked, modern interiors, to pine bedside tables in need of a revamp, or authentic aged rustic effects fit for much-loved heirlooms, Chalk Paint® can solve all your furniture dilemmas.

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Old White

The colour of chalk and gesso, Old White is a soft off-white Chalk Paint® colour that works with everything. It has no pink or yellow in it so you can use it to lighten any of the other Chalk Paint® colour and create the exact tone for your room. Paint it over Paris Grey for the quintessential French look or add water to create a white wash and bring out the grain in wood.

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French Linen

A cool neutral Chalk Paint® colour 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.

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Old Ochre

Old Ochre is the faded darkened cream Chalk Paint® 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.

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Primer Red

Primer Red is a dark red Chalk Paint® 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.

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Burgundy

The colour of dark cherries, Burgundy is a deep warm red Chalk Paint® colour that finds its early inspiration in Pompeii. It also has a strong neoclassical heritage, making it perfect for sophisticated painted furniture.

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Chateau Grey

This elegant grey-green Chalk Paint® colour is inspired by the earthy colour created when decorative painters mixed all their leftover paints together. It is the traditional colour found in French woodwork.

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Olive

Olive is a traditional khaki green Chalk Paint® colour found in fine classically painted and lacquered furniture, as well as rustic country pieces.

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Athenian Black

Athenian Black is a true, deep black Chalk Paint® colour developed to reflect the opaque figures and dramatic silhouetted shapes painted on Ancient Greek ceramics.

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Emperors Silk

Emperor’s Silk is a bright pure red Chalk Paint® colour, reminiscent of 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.

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Graphite

Graphite is a soft charcoal black Chalk Paint® colour 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.

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English Yellow

This bright yellow Chalk Paint® colour is inspired by the development of Chrome Yellow pigment – the first non-earthy yellow used in 19th Century English drawing rooms – as well as the yellow found in Chinese hand-painted wallpaper. It’s also a great fifties vintage colour.

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Paloma

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

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Provence

Provence is a turquoise Chalk Paint® colour inspired by the shutters and doors of the South of France, which are painted in a range of blue-greens, some bright and some faded. It also works beautifully for a modern look.

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Original

A warm, slightly creamy, traditional white, Original is the colour of old painted furniture. This Chalk Paint® colour is perfectly paired with Duck Egg Blue, Antoinette and Louis Blue for a delicate old distressed French look.

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Arles

This rich, deep yellow Chalk Paint® colour 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.

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Pure

Perfect for modern interiors, this clean, bright white Chalk Paint® colour makes a crisp contrast to strong hues. Please note: this Pure 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.

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Duck Egg Blue

This soft green-blue Chalk Paint® colour 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.

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Old Violet

Like deep Parma violets or blue lavender, Old Violet is a Chalk Paint® colour inspired by the purple found in 18th Century interiors as well as ancient Rome. Beautiful on its own or paired with red for a little Parisian boho.

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Scandinavian Pink

Scandinavian Pink is a dusky pink Chalk Paint® colour inspired by the traditional colours found in much Swedish furniture. 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.

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Napoleonic Blue

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

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Oxford Navy

Oxford Navy is an inky, traditional navy blue Chalk Paint® colour 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.

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Chicago Grey

Chicago Grey is a cool, fresh and modern grey Chalk Paint® colour, with a hint of blue. Suggestive of the architecture in Chicago, it’s the perfect neutral for industrial interiors, or muted Scandinavian styling.

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Paris Grey

Soft, gentle Paris Grey is a Chalk Paint® colour 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.

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Amsterdam Green

This deep, dark green Chalk Paint® colour 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 also makes a great backdrop to cool blues, such as Provence, Giverny and the purple tones of Emile.

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Henrietta

A lilac pink Chalk Paint® colour, Henrietta was inspired by the Grand Tours of the 18th Century where this sophisticated pink was found in the finest houses of Europe as part of gentle neoclassical schemes.

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Aubusson Blue

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

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Coco

Coco is a soft brown-grey Chalk Paint® colour, inspired by the warm pigment, Burnt Umber, that has long been used in decorative work. Use Coco on its own or as a neutral alongside a bright red like Emperor’s Silk.

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Giverny

Giverny is a bright blue Chalk Paint® colour. A cool, clean colour, 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.

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Versailles

Versailles is a soft yellow-green Chalk Paint® 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.

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Antibes Green

The neoclassical palette included this bright emerald green Chalk Paint®, 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.

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Antoinette

Antoinette is a soft light pink Chalk Paint® colour 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 dusky pale pastel for walls.

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Country Grey

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 colours.

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Cream

Cream is a Chalk Paint® colour based on the traditional creamy yellow 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.

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Greek Blue

Greek Blue is a strong blue Chalk Paint® colour inspired by the hue found throughout the Mediterranean, 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.

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Lem Lem

A soft vintage green Chalk Paint® colour, Lem Lem is inspired by the fields of alliums that Annie saw in Ethiopia, grown by women farmers who are supported by Oxfam’s Ethiopian Seed Project. This warm pastel green is great for creating a retro 50’s look, and works well as part of a vintage floral style.

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Rodmell

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

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Firle

Firle is one of three exclusive Chalk Paint® 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.

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Emile

A soft purple Chalk Paint® colour with warm pink undertones, Emile has a rich complexity that makes beautifully sophisticated lilacs when mixed with Old White. An aubergine colour first used by artists and then later in decorative work, Emile finds its beginnings in bohemian Paris.

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Honfleur

Named after the harbour town in Normandy, Honfleur is a Chalk Paint® colour inspired by the rich warm brown found in the rustic French countryside as well as in Mid-century Modern design. This dark brown works well with bright colours such as Scandinavian Pink and Antibes Green. It can also look elegant and classical when paired with pastels like Duck Egg Blue or Antoinette.

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Florence

Florence is a sophisticated teal green Chalk Paint® 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.

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Louis Blue

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

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Svenska Blue

Svenska Blue is a crisp and cool blue-grey Chalk Paint® colour, evocative of the colours seen throughout Swedish manor houses in the 17th and 18th Century.

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Tilton

Tilton is one of three exclusive colours Annie has created as a part of the Annie Sloan with Charleston collaboration. Tilton is a deep, bright mustard yellow Chalk Paint® colour inspired by the beautifully painted circle motif on Vanessa Bell’s decorative wardrobe from 1917 in Charleston Farmhouse.

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