Annie Sloan Chalk Paint lovers: Here is my extended colours range

Just finished editing all the pictures for today’s post, what a job! This post is most interesting for those who love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP), and also for the few that think the colour chart does not offer enough to choose from.

Most of you know you can create a huge range of colours by mixing ASCP. While I was in Oxford at the course with Annie Sloan, I took pictures of all the extended colours she created by mixing them with Old White. When I returned home I downloaded the pictures and to my frustrations they were totally hopeless. I couldn’t read the colour name, nor could I recognize them due to the poor resolution of the pictures. The pictures couldn’t help at all.

So I ended up mixing the colours by myself and created my very own ‘extended colours book’. Now that I have it, I treasure it so much. To be able to look at all the new colours gets my creativity almost out of control.

This simple exercise of mixing the colours has also helped me to learn a bit more about every colours properties. Some of them change a lot with the 50-50 proportion, some of them almost don’t change. Now I understand why in some cases Annie adds 8 times Old White to achieve a paler version.

I am sorry this post might be heavy in content and just exhausting to look at. But I insist this is a great help, even if the colours don’t look exactly  the same on the screen, you can still get a good sense of how different every colour reacts to the Old White, and therefore it will give you an idea of what you need to do to achieve the tone you are looking for.

I mixed 27 of the current 31. I didn’t mix: Pure White, White Linen, Old White and Graphite. Another note: some colour names are different in continental Europe. Coco is called Old Linen,  French Linen is called Grey Linen and Original is called White Linen.

Here we go!!!

Versailles og Old White

Old Ochre og Old White

Olive og Old White 

Old Linene og Old White

Sienna Yellow og Old White

Barcelona Orange og Old White

Cream og Old White

Paris Grey og Old White

Grey Linen og Old White

Country Grey og Old White

Chateau Grey og Old White

Scandinavian Pink og Old White

Primer Red og Old White

Emperors Silk og Old White

Hortensia og Old White

Herietta og Old White

 Antoinette og Old White

Old Violet og Old White

Monet Blue og Old White

 Greek Blue og Old White

Louis Blue og Old White

Duck Egg Blue og Old White

 Aubusson Blue og Old White

Antibes Green og Old White

Persian Green og Old White 

Amsterdam Green og Old White

Provence og Old White

Until next post!!

xoxox

Adri

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64 thoughts on “Annie Sloan Chalk Paint lovers: Here is my extended colours range

  1. Thank you, Adri! Your efforts are greatly appreciated by the ASCP fan club. This chart is helpful to me today! I will save it and refer back to it often and am motivated to make some samples myself of the colors I have on hand. Blessings!

  2. Oh my gosh that is awesome!!! Wow what a lot of work but soooo cool!!
    Your page is going on my computer toolbar so I can refer back to it often ~
    Thank you so much!

  3. oh, how brilliant a resource! just what i needed, thank you. my little daughter wants to paint a trug ‘aquamarine’ and i think i’ll show her provence and let her mix it! also my bathtub needs some colour, and i will browse this til i know what it is. x!

  4. love love love this post! what a huge help! i’m lazy about mixing paints b/c i hate to make mistakes. this is a huge help! i’m going to blabber about you and this post on my blog tomorrow!

  5. WOW Thank you so much, I just pinned this, is it ok if i share it with my readers? You put a lot of work into this and it is really coming in handy while I try to decide which color to mix.
    Thanks
    kristin

    • Hi Erin! Thank you for commenting, I am still laughing at ‘I would give up an organ… jejejeje’ I am based in Denmark, and I get the paint from the manufacture in Belgium. I will suggest you contact Annie Sloan, http://www.anniesloan.co.uk she has a lot of retailers around the world. Where do you live? I can always send you a pot of Persian if you can’t get it through her… just shipping will be high! I hope you get it one way or another. Best regards!

  6. Wow ,Thank you for your labour intensive job . This is so helpful for us ASCP paint enthusiasts who love to paint . Thanks Kelley @ The Upholsters Wife

  7. Thank you for sharing this! I have never seen Hortensia by Annie Sloan! And I want it so much now:)
    Is it a custom mix? Or not available in UK?

    Thank you

  8. Wonderful resource. Thank you so much for sharing. I have bookmarked your page for future reference. I have many pieces in my garage waiting for painting and it has been raining for a few days now and I hate to paint when the humidity is so high. Wishing for dry weather.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  9. Hi, I came across this post and you list colors that I cannot get here in the US like Monet Blue and Hortensia, were they discontinued?

  10. Oh and what is the difference between milk paint and chalk paint? And do most of you customers want a wax done over the paint? It seems like it would leave marks if there is not.

    • Hello!! sorry for the late reply, I have not experience painting with milk paint, so I can’t talk about differences. Furniture painted with Chalk Paint™ need the wax for many reason: 1. protect the paint agains stains (wine, coffee, etc) if you don’t apply the wax, the paint will absorb any liquids (water is not a problem) 2. and another very important reason is the look, it looks nicer, the colour and texture of the paint get a better finish and dimension. 3. Waxed furniture are easier to clean.
      Although, I have the top on my ‘bedside’ table unwaxed, painted in Paloma Chalk Paint™, and the paint is in perfect conditions. I hope this helps!!

  11. I have a question about refinishing a few dressers with chalk paint. They were sprayed with a lacquer or some kind of top coat. Do I need to put on a light coat of primer such as Bin Zin to make it stick to the dresser before i paint itvwithbthe chalk paint? What kind if wax do I finish it with once I’m done painting it?

    • Hi Bonnie,

      You do not new primer to make the paint stick to the varnish. But you always should check if the colour of the varnish goes through the Chalk Paint™, if it does then you have to seal it with shellac. Efter painting furnitures with Chalk Paint™ you should always finish with Annie Sloan Clear wax. If you want a more aged look, then you should also apply Annie Sloan Dark Wax, on top of the clear wax…. are you in Denmark? call me if you need help. All my contact info is on my website http://www.cinteriors.dk ;)

  12. Hi I purchased and mixed the green and off white but it is still too bright on my walls. I love the color you show with 3/4 off white and the green but I dont understand how much I need to mix Please help

  13. Hello! Thank you for sharing this, if is very helpful. Can you please explain exactly what you mean when mixing the old white and the cream in 3/4. Is it 3 parts old white and 1 part cream?

  14. Thank you for sharing this! It’s wonderful and so very helpful.

    Will you be doing this for other Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors? Specifically, French Linen, Coco, Graphite, and Versailles.

  15. Thanks for sharing this post.. I want some color mix without old white.. I want to find ways to get black, brown, purple etc using ASCP.. Can you please tell me if I can get black by comebining any paint..
    Thanks, Je..

    • ok, if I say 1/2 (50%) Old White, you have to use 1/2 (50%) of the original paint to make one mix.
      if I say 1/3 Old White, you have to use 2/3 of the original paint to make the mix.
      if I say 1/4 Old white, you have to use 3/4 of the other colour. The guide is not a exact quantity, it is a percentage so you can learn to mix from half a liter to many liters. :)

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    • Hi Danielle
      Thanks for your message. Annie Sloan doesn’t produce Hortensia anymore. The colour card in Europe is the same as in the UK. :) I think you can mix the colour using Burgundy, Aubusson Blue, and just a little bit of white. I hope this helps. x

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