Which “White” Chalk Paint® Should I get???
If you have a local stockist – this is easy to determine. Just visit them and see the colors in person! Most will strongly recommend that you purchase your colors with confidence- since returns are typically not an option. With that said- if you need to order paint on-line, it can be even a bit more intimidating since colors may look differently on your monitor. This can be due to either:
1. the quality of your monitor
2. the quality of the camera and lighting of who took the photo!
So, please read this post to learn more about Annie’s “whites” and then- call us if you are a customer of ours- and need more help with your purchase. 585.750.6056
I admit- I have yet to invest in an expensive camera. I use my “smart phone” to take photos. Compared to basic cameras purchased just 5 years ago- smartphones take higher resolution and better photos. But- truly- they are still not good enough. So, with that said- I would like to write a description of the colors below. Some of the information is my opinion, and some is based on how Annie Sloan herself describes the color.
I receive a lot of questions about the differences between the colors of Pure White, Old White and Cream Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.
The color of a piece of white paper. Literally- plain old note paper. White…clean white. It is WHITE.
This is the number one color that we sell. Seriously- of ALL the colors we sell- the total of Old White is almost the same as all the other Chalk Paint® colors added together. I think that is because it plays so well with all colors and it is not a bright, stark white. Old White reminds me of the color of bisque pottery before being painted. It is the color of French Vanilla ice cream melted! It is a soft white, but can have a very slight yellow hue if placed near other items that are yellow. Some customers would refer to Old White as cream- as a matter of fact. Annie says it is the color of chalk and gesso, a soft white without pink or yellow in it. Of all the other paint colors we sell collectively at The Purple Painted Lady- we sell that same amount (if not more) in just Old White. It is the number one selling color in our shops, on-line and any furniture we paint in Old White sells immediately!
Think French Vanilla Ice Cream! Seriously- open a container of French Vanilla Ice Cream- and this is what I see. It has a vanilla hue to it. THIS IS A SOFT BUTTERY cream…definitely has a yellow hue to it!!! In my opinion- this has more yellow than a traditional cream.
And since we are doing neutrals- let’s talk about Old Ochre. This is more like a very light khaki, or …. unbleached muslin. Or…some would refer to this as the color of oatmeal.
Visit our website to order if interested. $34.95 per quart, low/flat rate shipping and it always ships same day!
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