The best Chalk Paint colours to paint your home or upcycle your furniture
Paints inspired by period properties and formulas sensitive to the environment; here's our round-up of the best shades of Chalk Paints by Annie Sloan to add to your basket
Chalk Paints are the brainchild of colour expert Annie Sloan, and have become some of the most famous paints in the interior design world, thanks to their water-based, non-toxic, non-plastic formula.
One of the quickest ways of giving your home is a refresh is with a quick paint update, be it a tired piece of furniture in need of some decoration, or a wall that deserves a shot of colour. Inspired by Annie Sloan’s gorgeous paints, we’ve rounded up our favourite wall colours and chalk paint shades, as well as some great ideas for upcycling and decorating.
Before you start, check out our top tips for upcycling your antique pieces.
The best Chalk Paint colours for upcycling and decorating
An earthy green like Olive can be used as a neutral, perhaps contrasted with a soft pink to create a soothing space.
2. Capri Pink
For bright, joyful colour, Capri Pink can be splashed around liberally – a life-affirming antidote to winter weather.
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3. Duck Egg Blue
Duck Egg Blue is one of the most versatile colours of Chalk Paint, perfect for bright kitchen spaces or cosy living rooms.
4. Amsterdam Green
Against a plain cream backdrop, a pop of Amsterdam Green can offer character and fun.
5. Scandinavian Pink
There's something truly unique about this dusty Scandinavian Pink shade of Chalk Paint. It's not peachy or overly sweet – perfect for any lover of pink who wants to add a touch of class to their colour palette.
6. Country Grey
Every house needs a variety of neutrals to provide the basis for the colour palette of each room. Country Grey is a cool neutral, which can be offset by warmer, more colourful hues.
It might be a more traditional pigment of Chalk Paint, but there's nothing usual about Graphite. It can elevate a traditional piece into a modern classic.
8. Piranesi Pink
A soft peachy pink with the tone of setting plaster, ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms.
Buy Piranesi Pink wall paint from Annie Sloan (£55.95)
9. Schinkel Green
This statement green makes a stunning backdrop for a gallery wall and a bunch of blooms.
Buy Schinkel Green wall paint from Annie Sloan (£55.95)
10. Carnaby Yellow
An Indian-inspired yellow with warm undertones, the perfect wall paint colour to brighten up any room.
Buy Carnaby Yellow wall paint from Annie Sloan (£55.95)
11. Pemberley Blue
Elegant and sophisticated with a touch of green – the perfect duck-egg shade.
Buy Pemberley Blue wall paint from Annie Sloan (£55.95)
This soft pink shade is inspired by 18th-century French interiors.
Buy Antoinette chalk paint from Annie Sloan (£23.95)
A fresh, crisp green designed by Annie in collaboration with Charleston – home of the Bloomsbury set.
Buy Firle chalk paint from Annie Sloan (£23.95)
14. Svenska Blue
Get a Swedish manor-house feel with this cool blue-grey shade.
Buy Svenska Blue chalk paint from Annie Sloan (£23.95)
15. English Yellow
A classic drawing room yellow – sunny and full of spring joy.
Buy English Yellow chalk paint from Annie Sloan (£23.95)
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The best Chalk Paint sets
Annie Sloan X Charleston: decorative paint set in Firle
Create your own project inspired by Charleston, with this handy paint set. It comes with three mini pots of chalk paint in Firle, Scandinavian Pink and Old White, a pot of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax, plus a guide packed with creative ideas. There is enough paint for a small project such as a chair or side table.
Buy Firle decorative paint set from Annie Sloan (£24.95)
Faux bone inlay stencilled furniture
Get the look of traditional Indian bone inlay furniture at a fraction of the cost, with this three-part stencil set. It comes with stencils for the main inlay pattern, plus a selection of borders, corners and smaller patterns to personalise your furniture.
Buy faux bone inlay set from Annie Sloan (£24.95)
Where to buy Chalk Paint
Are Chalk Paints eco-friendly?
At its core, Annie Sloan's Chalk Paints business is about upcycling – reducing what we buy and reusing what we have. The Chalk Paints are stocked exclusively through small, independent stockists rather than big corporations.
At the Annie Sloan HQ in Oxford, a resident eco-star is constantly looking at ways to make the offices greener, from growing their own veg to using environmentally kind
Ultimately, the company is committed to making lots of small changes to keep its processes and products as green as possible.
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