Chalk Paint® Sample Board Colors- all in a row

Chalk Paint® Colors- all in a row

I hope this page will be helpful – seeing all Chalk Paint® sample boards in one spot. Click on the name of the color to launch the shopping cart page where we have a written description of the color too.  All Sample boards below are painted with TWO coats of paint over raw wood.  Then, a coat of clear wax was applied over the WHOLE board and then dark wax on half, or in the second image – it shows the white wax and black wax.  Do you need to use the dark wax, or the white wax or the black wax?  Of course not!  That is like saying you MUST have ketchup with your fries or sugar in your tea.    But, in most cases- you REALLY want to have a clear wax base BEFORE applying the dark wax or the black wax.  Read this POST HERE ABOUT DARK WAX WHEN YOU HAVE TIME:   

Amsterdam Green:

amsterdam-green-sample-board-the-purple-painted-lady

 

Antibes Green

Antibes Green Sample Board

The Purple Painted Lady Antibes Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

AntibesGreen Extended Color The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint

Antoinette    The Color of a ballerina’s slipper

Antoinette Sample Board

The Purple Painted Lady Antoinette Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Antoinette Extended Color The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint

Arles
Arles Sample Board

The Purple Painted Lady Arles Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Arles Extended Color The purple painted lady Chalk Paint

Aubusson Blue

Aubusson Blue Sample Board

The Purple Painted Lady Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

AubussonBlue

Barcelona Orange
Barcelona Orage sample board with clear and dark wax

The Purple Painted Lady Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

BarcelonaOrange

Burgundy

Sample Board Burgundy Emperor's Silk Primer Red Chalk Paint The Purple Painted Lady

The Purple Painted Lady Burgundy Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

 

Chateau Grey

Chateau Grey Sample Board The purple Painted Lady Annie Sloan

The Purple Painted Lady Chateau Grey Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

ChateauGrey

Coco

Coco Sample Board - Copy

The Purple Painted Lady Coco Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Cocoa

Country Grey

Country grey Sample Board with Clear and dark Wax - Copy

The Purple Painted Lady Country Grey Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

CountryGrey

Cream

Cream Sample Board with both Clear and Dark Wax - Copy

The Purple Painted Lady Cream Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Cream

Duck Egg Blue

Duck Egg Blue Sample Board Annie Sloan Chalk Paint The Purple Painted Lady

The Purple Painted Lady Duck Egg Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

DuckEgg

Emile

Emile Sample Board with Darl and Clear Wax - Copy

The Purple Painted Lady Emile Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Emile

Emperor’s Silk  ………Check out our Pinterest Board HERE
Primer red Sample Board Comparison The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint Antoinette Emperor Silk Close up Chalk Paint

The Purple Painted Lady Emperor's Silk Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

EmperorsSilk

English Yellow

Sample Board The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint English Yellow

The Purple Painted Lady English Yellow Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

EnglishYellow

Florence
Florence Sample Board

The Purple Painted Lady Florence Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Florence

French Linen
French Linen with both Clear and Dark Wax Sample Board - Copy

The Purple Painted Lady French Linen Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

FrenchLinen

Giverny:

 

giverny-sample-boards-chalk-paint-the-purple-painted-lady

Graphite

Graphite Sample Board - Copy

The Purple Painted Lady Graphite Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Graphite

Greek Blue

Greek Blue Sample Board - Copy

The Purple Painted Lady Greek Blue Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

GreekBlue

Henrietta
Henrietta Sample Board

The Purple Painted Lady Henrietta Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Henrietta

Honfleur

honfleur-chalk-paint-sample-boards-the-purple-painted-lady

 

Lem Lem 

 

 

Louis Blue
Louis Blue Sample - Copy

The Purple Painted Lady Louis Blue Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

LouisBlue

Napoleonic Blue

Napoleonic Blue Clear Dark Wax Annie Sloan Chalk Paint The Purple Painted Lady

 

The Purple Painted Lady Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

NapoleonicBlue

Old Ochre

Old Ochre Sample Board - Copy

The Purple Painted Lady Old Ochre Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

OldOchre

Old Violet

Old Violet Sample Board

The Purple Painted Lady Old Violet Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

OldViolet

Old White

Old White Sample Board

The Purple Painted Lady Old White Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Olive

Olive Sample Board - Copy

The Purple Painted Lady Olive Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Olive

Paloma

Paloma shown in front of Paris Grey Buffet

Paloma shown in front of Paris Grey Buffet

The Purple Painted Lady Paloma Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Paloma

Paris Grey
Paris Grey Sample Board

The Purple Painted Lady Paris Grey Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

ParisGrey

Primer Red

Primer red sample with clear and dark wax

The Purple Painted Lady Primer Red Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

PrimerRed

Provence

Provence Sample Board

The Purple Painted Lady Provence Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Provence

Pure White
Pure White Sample Board

The Purple Painted Lady Pure White Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

PureWhite

Scandinavian Pink
Primer red Sample Board Comparison The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint Scandinavian Pink Chalk Paint

The Purple Painted Lady Scandinavian Pink Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

ScandinavianPink

Versailles

Versailles Sample Board

The Purple Painted Lady Versailles Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Black White Wax

Versailles

Chalk Paint® for outside projects!

Yes! You can use Chalk Paint® for outside projects!

As in shutters, doors, porch floors, staining concrete, painting barns, outdoor furniture, swingsets, birdhouse, concrete benches, mailbox posts, (and I can go on and on…)

One of our amazing customer’s who owns a local consignment shop near us called Lu’s Back Door loves the color Napoleonic Blue.

Napoleonic Blue OPEN QUART

If interested in buying Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® on-line- visit HERE. (We ship same day and offer the lowest flat rate shipping fees)

Napoleonic Blue is a deep true blue that is the color of fresh picked blueberries. And is a great color for your painting pantry since it is – by default – a primary color!

So, Teresa used Napoleonic Blue to paint her front door and house shutters a year ago. What do you think?

Napoleonic Blue pic Lus back door Chalk Paint The Purple Painted Lady

 

PAINTING DECKS:

The Purple Painted Lady is also so impressed with this pool/deck transformation done using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.

The Purple Painted Lady Deck Pool Transformation Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Freeman

 

the painted penny completed this using 5 quarts of Graphite and 1 quart French Linen for the deck around pool and upper deck. Great coverage and great results. Next, she is moving onto the fencing, planter dividers, bar and pool.

When painting decks- please make sure to power wash off any loose paint or old stain prior to your project. Thinning the paint with water is also suggested. If painting an outside area like this- do it when there is no rain in the forecast for at least 24 hours too.

OUTSIDE FLOWER POTS:

At The Purple Painted Lady – the flower pots in front of our Macedon store were just ……pea green. Not a bright or eye catching green…plain ole’ …pea green. So…a little Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan to the rescue!

YES! You can use it on plastic without a primer or a top coat outside and it will last!!!!! A little Pure White, Florence, Provence and Burgundy (mixed with Pure White to achieve that Berry color)

The Purple Painted Lady Painted outside pots flowers chalk paint before after

So see…..Yes- Chalk Paint® can withstand the crazy weather elements in northern NY!

Actually to read more about using Chalk Paint® outside, its durability and to see my exterior porch floors that I painted….- click HERE.

 

Need Annie Sloan products?

First- if you have a local stockist- go visit them and build a relationship with them.  Go to them with your questions and project issues.  BUT- if you do not have a local stockist- we invite you to try our customer service!

The Purple Painted Lady sells all of Annie’s product on line! I really hope you give us the opportunity to do business with you!

We sell Chalk Paint for $34.95 per quart. If you do not have a stockist near by- we ship out every week day all over the US and WE SHIP THE SAME DAY THAT YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER! So, if you are like me and are inpatient, give us a try!  I included a link below to my on-line shop below. We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same. Also- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you. (my shameless, but honest plug) wink-wink! So, if you like to call me for help- consider buying from us too!  Click HERE to link to Our On-Line Store => http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/

: ) And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project! And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!

Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to what you should expect from us: https://www.thepurplepaintedlady.com/2014/02/why-buy-chalk-paint-from-us/

Like us on Facebook too! Click HERE!

Thanks so much!
Trish

Come visit us:
77 Main street with phone number

At our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502 OR

3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge) OR

Our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street, Baldwinsville NY 13207

How did we get our business name?

I had the cutest thing happen at the store today.

A woman came in to The Purple Painted Lady™ with her daughter – who was probably around 6 or 7 years old. As I was cashing them out- the little girl looks at her mom and with a slight disappointed face, whispers, “she’s not purple.”

It was the cutest thing!

So, I thought I would let the cat out of the bag to all of you.

I am not painted purple!

How I did get my business name was actually kind of funny. We created it way back in 2009 when I was only painting murals and worked out of my home.

My husband Steve, daughter Danni and I- all live in a big OLD country Victorian farmhouse that was built in 1885. The house is white with various hues of purple, and is otherwise known as a “Painted Lady.”

the purple painted lady HOME pic

One late night around 11:00pm, Steve and I were throwing business names around. I have always thought that “The Painted Lady” was perfect! But when we googled the name, there was already a website with it taken. sigh! I was so disappointed.

So, we started to play around with iterations of other “p” words. Steve suggested adding “Purple” to the name.

I sat there and kept saying, “The Purple Painted Lady™.”

I didn’t love it- but it sure was unique and described our home. So, I agreed, secured our website domain name- and voila~ The Purple Painted Lady™ was born!

Here are a few of the 350 murals I painted in western NY.

Bar scene with name

monkey elephant the purple painted lady
Octopus The Purple Painted Lady

Here we are – almost 7 years later and we have three shops (opening our 4th in July 2015 in South Wedge (Rochester) area) with so many awesome customers!

Then in May 2015- we received our serial no. 86/641,416 with the US Trademark Office confirming that we own the names “The Purple Painted Lady” and “Purple Painted Lady.”  I have learned so much about people, business and life during this journey.

Thank you for coming along it with me!

XO ~ Trish

Dining Room Transformation

Do you have an old dining room suite that you don’t like? Check out below what our customer Julee Sarno did with her Pure White Chalk Paint​® by Annie Sloan and a set she inherited from the previous home owners!

The Purple Painted Lady really LOVES this dining room transformation that took Julee’s space from a little dated – to totally fresh and current! Julee is a one of our wonderful customer’s who wrote us to share the details of her project.
Julee Sarno Raw Hutch The Purple Painted Lady

Amee Sarno The purple Painted Lady hutch 2

Julee wrote:

I couldn’t have done it without your tutorials and the the info pages you sent with the product.

My husband kept making fun of me for watching the videos on YouTube but I liked to see the process and research before attempting it myself.

The whole cabinet was painted with one coat of pure white, with the exception of the top doors of the cabinet which had two coats and the inside of the cabinet.

Then I distressed the edges of each panel randomly with a soft sanding block. Finally I used clear wax (after at least 15 Pinterest tutorial videos of how to wax) all over, giving each flat surface two coats.

I used the fabric that I had covered my chairs in as the middle panel for a pop of color and to tie my dining room together.

I also soaked the hardware in salt and white vinegar to bring out some shine (this set was left to us by the previous homeowners who couldn’t take it with them) and it actually brightened up quite a bit.

My only words of wisdom are – that less is more!

When I went too heavy with the wax I could immediately tell. You want a nice, even coverage that doesn’t feel sticky and, once you wipe the excess, reminds you of smooth wood or glass. It’s exactly the feeling of waxing a car..keep rubbing until it doesn’t have any resistance.

And don’t be intimidated! I was nervous setting out with my first piece being a huge cabinet, but it was totally worth the effort. Thank you so much for all your guidance and help! I couldn’t have done it without finding the Purple Painted Lady and now I want to paint everything 🙂

Amee Sarno The purple Painted Lady Close up doorsFinished Dining Room Julee Sarno The Purple Painted Lady

julee Chalk Paint The purple painted lady dining room collage

Are your Kitchen Cabinets dated? (Before & After Photos)

Hey neighbors!

If every time you walk into your kitchen you get the feeling that:

* It is too dark and it is like a cave.
* You really, really dislike the dated cabinets.
* You dread hosting an event at your “home” since you are embarrassed of the way it looks.
* That the thought of the expense to change your cabinets is just not a possibility.
* You like the cabinets, just not the color or wood stain.

If you can relate to any of the above- then  The Purple Painted Lady can help you!  As we showed on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 with Hannah Welker on Good Day Rochester, DIY Wednesday on WHAM ABC 13 News, Rochester, NY. Hannah came to our Macedon store location starting at 7am and aired live as we transformed some cabinet doors.

The Purple Painted Lady Kitchen BEFORE AFTER SUsan Old White 1The Purple Painted Lady Kitchen BEFORE AFTER SUsan Old White 2

We were talking DIY affordable, professional cabinet projects! This applied to more than just kitchens too! Think ugly powder room, bathroom or even dated laundry room cabinets.

We shared information on how to use a specialty paint that requires no stripping, sanding or priming. The product is called Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and it recently celebrated its 25th year anniversary!

If interested in painting your cabinets but are afraid to- please don’t be. All of us at The Purple Painted Lady are here to help you through your project.  

And if you purchase your paint in our store or ONLINE HERE – we are always just a phone call to help you!  585.750.6056

Check out the amazing transformation that my customer Marian Harrison completed in her kitchen. Between the two Before & After photos, nothing changed, other than the cabinets were painted and waxed.

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purple painted lady chalk paint

Loves the transformation below that Susan Marra Uhlein D’Aiutolo completed with Chalk Paint® to her kitchen.  Absolutely stunning!  I love the two tone and having the island different!

The Purple Paited Lady Chalk Paint Susan Marra Uhlein D'Aiutolo Kitchen Cabinets before after 2

The Purple Painted Lady Susan Marra Uhlein D'Aiutolo Kitchen Chalk Paint French Linen Island

 

Look at this amazing kitchen transformation below by our customer Maureen Gaffney LaFontaine!  She wrote into us and said, “Thank you, Purple Painted Lady for helping me with advice and my purchase!”  The Purple Painted Lady Maureen Gaffney LaFontaine Kitchen transformation Chalk Paint before after

Sara Kaufer of transformed her kitchen below using Old White Chalk Paint®.  All I can say is WOW!  Check out her blog HERE!

The Purple Painted Lady Sara Kaufer Chalk Paint Kitchen Before after Shabby by Grace Blogs

 

Leigh Howard wrote in to us and said, “I am 69 years old and two years ago I painted my first Annie Sloan project, my kitchen cabinets. It was so easy and everyone loved them so much that now I paint everything I can get my hands on. If I could figure out how to use Facebook I would post the before’s but these cabinets were 1993 high-gloss oak. They are now distressed old white over country gray with emperors silk trim and dark wax.”

The Purple Painted Lady Leigh Howard Kitchen Cabinet Old White

Another great transformation by Stacy Bewley Massey using a combination of Pure White and Old White Chalk Paint®.  She did an amazing job!

The Purple Painted Lady Painted Kitchen Before after Stacy Bewley Massey 2

And that old bathroom vanity? Freshen it up!

The Purple Painted Lady Vanity Before & after Chalk Paint PicMonkey Collage

Amazing transformation, yes? I think so!

Many customers want to paint their kitchens but have questions, such as:

* What prep is there when painting a kitchen?

ANSWER: Before painting, it is necessary to clean your cabinets. When you cook, fry, broil or boil whatever you are making, even with a fan- steam goes into the air. It eventually settles on your cabinets. If you have children or a dog, who knows what else might be stuck to them. Get some Odorless Mineral Spirits and wipe down the cabinets using a rag or even a ScotchBrite Scrubbie. Note that the image of the Mineral Spirits shows different packaging that is available. The key thing here is to purchase the regular Odorless Mineral Spirits. NOT the environmentally green Mineral Spirits which is shown in the white packaging in the right of the photo. Mineral Spirits The Purple Painted Lady - Green vs Odorless regular

* Will the Chalk Paint adhere to the sides of my cabinets, they are made of a laminate material?
ANSWER: YES! You do not need to do any additional prep- but if you feel more comfortable doing a light sanding using 200 grit sandpaper- you can. I however, have painted many laminated cabinets and have never sanded them.

Painted Kitchen Cabinets Courtney Crabb MY CUSTOMER The Purple Painted Lady

* I have old cabinets and the protective top coat is worn, especially around the hardware. Is there anything I should do?
ANSWER: YES! You will most likely need to apply shellac to your doors. Shellac is a “sealer.” that means it seals in the surface – preventing stain or wood tannins from bleeding through to the paint.

We prefer the clear Zinsser shellac. Again, note that shellac is a sealer so it will seal the surface preventing stain or wood tannins from bleeding through your new paint. I recommend getting the quart of shellac and using a rag, wipe down all the doors and the cabinet frame just like you would wipe down your kitchen table when you clean it. You want the rag moist but not dripping. I cover the whole cabinet in a linear fashion, making sure to NOT miss any spot and to catch the edges also!

Kitchen Cabinet Stephanie Kapral MY CUSTOMER The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint

Spraying the shellac using an aerosol can is also an option. I have done this many times. On a small job this is good, but remember to spray 2 coats. Aerosol cans of shellac will cost more than buying the quart, so for large jobs- I recommend the quart.
Kitchen Cabinets shellac Zinsser

Zinsser shellac comes in quarts and aerosol containers. If you have a well ventilated space and take your doors down- you can use the spray, but I feel the quart and a rag will give you better coverage. I usually will do 2 coats.

If you already started painting and did not shellac prior, and then realize that you are getting bleeding- you can still apply the shellac. Just allow the paint to dry thoroughly and then apply the shellac. when to use shellac on kitchen cabinets bleed tannin

* Do I have to take the doors off to paint using Chalk Paint?

ANSWER: NO…you can leave the doors hinged and on the cabinets when painting. Many do this! However, when I am painting a kitchen- I typically take the doors off and will number them. I then lay them down flat and process them a bit like a production line. If you choose to paint them while they are hanging and plan on painting the hinges, just lightly dry brush the hinges so they are not “caked” with paint.
Raw Cabinets

* How do I calculate how much paint I need?

ANSWER: I will take a piece of paper and make a drawing of the kitchen layout. Literally drawing out the each section of cabinets. I then note the height, width and depth of the cabinets. You need these measurements in order to determine the square footage.

Calculating the square footage is very easy. For each section, multiply the height times the width. The result is your square footage for that section.

Once you have this initial number- understand that this would be for only one coat of paint. A typical kitchen project will take 2 coats. Sometimes, even 3 coats of paint depending on the color you select and the color of your cabinets.

Because you will probably need 2 coats of paint- you will need to double your square footage in the end. Also- don’t forget to paint the underside of your top cabinets. This is the part that is directly over your counter top. And- are you planning on painting the inside of the door? If yes, (and most do) account for that in your total.

A quart of Chalk Paint® will roughly cover about 150 square feet. So take your total amount of square footage and divide by 150. The number from this calculation will be how many quarts of paint you need. And always error on the side of an additional quart so you have enough for your project.
Old Ochre Cabinet with name

* I want durability- will this paint work?

ANSWER: Yes! Chalk Paint® is extremely durable and when you finish the paint with the wax- it becomes even harder. Something I suggest to my “kitchen Cabinet” painting customers is to apply a uniform – thin even coat of paint and then wait 24 hours before painting the second coat. There is a lot of science that goes into paint products in general. In the first 24 hours- the paint will really bear down and tighten its grip to the surface. I was once told to think of the paint molecules as floating around with space between them, then as it dries over that first 24 hours- the space between them gets smaller and the paint gets tighter against the surface. Allow science to do its thing and for the first coat of paint to have 24 hours.

* What is the process when it comes to painting cabinets using Chalk Paint®?

ANSWER: If you are looking for texture, use the Chalk Paint® directly from the quart in the consistency it is made in. However, if you are looking for a more traditional smooth finish, consider applying your first coat directly from the quart. Once the first coat is dry, pour some of your Chalk Paint® into another container and add some water to thin it. I would say add about 10 to 15% water in comparison to your paint. Use a cheap measuring cup so you can easily reproduce this thinned mixture. Apply your second coat of pant with this thinned Chalk Paint®. This will allow to get a smoother finish and it will even stretch your paint a bit.
The Purple Painted Lady apply chalk paint thinned with water to cabinets during second coat kitchen bathroom

* Can I paint the cabinets outside in my garage?

ANSWER: Maybe! You should only paint pieces, cabinets or any furniture for that matter if it is at room temperature consistently. The same goes for all of your paint products. Never let them freeze or sit in a 100 degree garage. Temperature will effect your products. This recommendation applies to even while they are drying, curing and the time in between!

A space heater is not adequate and definitely not sufficient if only being used while you are in the workspace.

The best thing to do – is set up a painting area in the house where you know the temperatures will be within normal range consistently and that there will not be any excessive dust.

* Should I paint the inside of the cabinets?

The answer to that is really totally up to you. I always paint the back of the door, but not always do we paint inside the cabinet box. It will add more time and cost to the project and many people are fine with leaving them as is…so consider what is best for you. Consider though when it comes to the resale of your home- having the inside of your cabinets finished nicely is a plus!

* What type of brush should I use?

We recommend using a natural bristle brush. Annie Sloan has amazing brushes available-but I still like to use a 1.5 inch Purdy brush that has an angled brush. These are very nice if you are “cutting” an edge.

* How many coats of wax do you recommend?

I always apply two coats of wax on cabinets that I am doing. Three if I need to add a dark wax glaze.

Here is some additional high level information / steps to reference if planning on doing your kitchen.

Lastly- please consider using The Purple Painted Lady if needing to purchase your chalk paint on-line.

Thanks,
Trish
Kitchen Cab ReFAB workshop Facebook 2014
The Purple Painted Lady Kitchen BEFORE AFTER SUsan Old White 1

The Purple Painted Lady Kitchen BEFORE AFTER SUsan Old White 2
The Purple Painted Lady Kitchen BEFORE AFTER SUsan Old White 3