Chalk Paint® has been a leading brand for furniture paint (and now also wall paint) for over 30 years. Annie Sloan developed Chalk Paint in 1990 and has become one of the world’s leading authorities in paint, color, and style.
There are currently 45 Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors, as shown in the chart below plus the newest color Capri Pink (a fun bright pink). The colors range from soft and pale to bright and strong. Chalk Paint is very pigmented paint that allows for mixing and layering colors with endless possibilities, without dulling the colors.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Color Chart:
Sometimes the best way to see how a color truly looks is to see it on painted furniture instead of just a small swatch. Below you can find examples of all the Chalk Paint colors, however some might have variation due to layering paints, using different color waxes, etc.
Also keep in mind that you’re seeing these colors digitally on your screen and there might be some variances from the actual colors.
Where to Buy Annie Sloan Chalk Paint In-Person and Online
By the way, I am not an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint stockist – search here for a Chalk Paint retailer near you where you can get samples and take classes. If you don’t have a stockist near you, many will happily ship any supplies you need.
Why Use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?
It’s well established as one of the original brands formulated for painting furniture with excellent results. You can read my full review and advice of How to Chalk Paint to Furniture here.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Colors with Painted Furniture Examples
Below are some of the most commonly used neutral Chalk Paint colors by Annie Sloan, with several examples of each. I hope this will make your decision a little easier (or harder – sorry!) by seeing real pieces showcasing the colors.
Painted Furniture Ideas in Pure White Chalk Paint
Pure White Chalk Paint Apothecary Cabinet
Curbside cabinet repaired and repurposed into a faux apothecary cabinet with card catalog hardware.
Pure White Chalk Paint French Provincial Desk Makeover
Vintage desk painted in Pure White with bright pink accents and decoupage floral paper in the drawers.
Pure White Bookcase - Two Simple Furniture Makeovers
Sweet bookcase painted in Pure White and lightly distressed.
Chalk Painted Antique Vanity
This lovely antique was repaired and then stained and painted - and sold within 5 minutes when the market opened!
Chest Makeover + Layered Paint Technique
Thrifted chest painted in layers with an added image transfer.
Chalk Painted Thrifted Nesting Tables
Nesting tables updated with Pure White and Paris Grey, and added rub-on image transfers.
Repurposed Chest Lid to Modern Farmhouse Bench
A rescued lid from a broken chest is transformed into a bench with modern hairpin legs.
Chalk Painted Metal - Trio of Thrifted Home Decor Makeovers
Thrifted metal caddy updated with Chalk Paint and stenciled for a charming new look.
Painted Furniture Ideas in Original Chalk Paint
Sideboard in Original
This sweet little sideboard was painted in Chalk Paint in Original. Clear Wax protects the paint and the unpainted wooden top.
Original Chalk Painted Table
Lovely table where everything (including the handles) was painted in Original and then antiqued with wax.
Original Chalk Painted Sideboard
Beautiful solid wood farmhouse sideboard painted in Annie Sloan Original Chalk Paint and sealed with clear wax. Wooden top sanded and waxed.
Vintage Painted Cabinet
Vintage cabinet painted with Original Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan and finished with a light brown wax.
Painted Farmhouse Table and Chairs
Original Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on table base and chairs. Top of table done in Java Gel and gel topcoat by General Finishes.
Painted Furniture Ideas in Old White Chalk Paint
Striped Painted Vanity
Old White and Graphite were used on this vanity along with clear and dark wax.
Chalk Painted Primitive Cabinet Makeover
Thrifted wood cabinet painted in Old White and well distressed.
Floral Decoupage Bookcase with Napkins
Sweet little bookcase brightened up with Old White and decoupage napkins on the back.
Farmhouse Painted China Cabinet with Shiplap Back
Goodwill china cabinet updated with layers of paint and a new shiplap back for a farmhouse look.
Chalk Painted Waterfall Vanity
Vintage vanity Chalk Painted in Old White and English Yellow for a fun look.
Pretty Papered Cabinet Makeover
This charming yard sale cabinet was painted in Old White Chalk Paint and then floral wrapping paper was decoupaged onto the doors.
Chalk Painted Mirror
This plastic vintage mirror looks way better in Old White Chalk Paint.
Rustic Stenciled Antique Dresser
This badly beat-up dresser was repaired, painted in Old White, and then stenciled with other neutral Chalk Paint colors.
In case you’re confused by the three “white” Chalk Paint colors, here’s a helpful comparison of the liter-size cans by The Purple Painted Lady:
Painted Furniture Ideas in French Linen Chalk Paint
Repurposed Radio Cabinet Makeover
Unfinished radio cabinet painted in French Linen outside and Pure White inside.
Console Table in French Linen
This estate sale find was painted in French Linen, distressed, and sealed with clear wax.
DIY Card Catalog Dresser
Free dresser to faux DIY card catalog painted in French Linen as a base and then dry brushed with Paris Grey (now known as Chicago Grey) and Coco.
Easy Update: Painted Mirrors
This vintage mirror was updated in French Linen and then dry brushed in white.
French Provincial Set
French Provincial furniture updated in French Linen with freshly stained top.
Dirty Distressed Desk
This little desk was given a rustic, distressed finish after being painted in French Linen.
Painted Metal Caddy
This thrifted metal caddy was painted with Chalk Paint with a French Linen scalloped border.
How to Create a Driftwood Finish with Chalk Paint
This thrifted table was painted in Country Grey Chalk Paint, and then a "graywash" was applied with French Linen for a beachy driftwood finish.
Painted Furniture Ideas in Old Ochre Chalk Paint
You may be able to tell from all the examples below that Old Ochre is absolutely one of my favorite colors of Chalk Paint!
Painted Curio Cabinet + Adding Legs to Furniture
An outdated curio cabinet was given a completely new look including an extra 12 inches of height.
Cherry Blossom Dresser Makeover
A soft makeover stenciled in Coco and Pure White for this thrifted dresser.
The Molly Sideboard Makeover
A Berkey & Gay antique sideboard is gorgeous now after a lot of repair work.
How to Add a Raised Stencil to Furniture
The possibilities are endless when you learn how to add a raised stencil to furniture, like on this antique humidor.
Vintage Chair Makeover
This old chair looks so fresh with new fabric, cushion, and Old Ochre Chalk Paint.
Nailhead Vanity Makeover
This piece was a labor of love, with hundreds of upholstery tacks hammered in by hand.
Weathered Bench Makeover
A casual coat of Old Ochre and some distressing made this outdated bench look perfectly weathered and beautiful.
DIY Tufted Reupholstered Bench
This bench was completely redone and the wooden frame was painted in Old Ochre and then dry brushed with Coco.
Farmhouse Style Antique Dining Set
This unique dining set was updated in Chalk Paint with a freshly stained top.
Dry Brushed Farmhouse Buffet
Here's another piece painted in Old Ochre and then dry brushed with Coco.
How to Chalk Paint a Desk
Old Ochre looks so good contrasted with stain and these amazing copper cup pulls.
Repurposed Cabinet Door
Make new wall decor from an old cabinet door, decorative hook, and a hanging jar.
Painted Furniture Ideas in Chicago Grey Chalk Paint
Chicago Grey is a "new" color offered by Annie Sloan. In the USA, this is the same color that we used to know as Paris Grey. Paris Grey is now consistent worldwide since Chalk Paint is now manufactured all in the same place in England - instead of different factories which caused the hue to differ previously.
Distressed Stenciled Highboy Makeover
Highboy dresser painted in the former Paris Grey (now known as Chicago Grey), stenciled, and beautifully distressed.
Creating Depth with Paint: Chest Makeover, Take 2
Chest makeover from my book Amazing Furniture Makeovers, which had to be repaired because it was damaged in storage. Painted in layers of Chalk Paint.
Stenciled Dresser: Amazing Furniture Makeovers Book Project
Antique dresser from my book Amazing Furniture Makeovers, painted in the former Paris Grey (now known as Chicago Grey) and stenciled for a Scandinavian furniture look.
CHICAGO GREY - painted side table
Small side table painted with Chicago Grey Chalk Paint.
Painted Furniture Ideas in Paris Grey Chalk Paint
Cedar Chest Makeover with Paris Grey Chalk Paint
Vintage chest updated with the new Paris Grey and clear and black wax.
Paris Grey Cabinet
Annie Sloan painted this little storage cabinet in Paris Grey Chalk Paint.
Adaline: Bespoke Carved sideboard
Antique carved sideboard painted in Paris Grey and a bit of Paloma, with clear, dark, and white waxes for stunning results.
Paris Grey Chalk Paint®
Can of Paris Grey Chalk Paint.
Painted Furniture Ideas in Athenian Black Chalk Paint
A deep rich black.
Black Empire Dresser
Empire dresser painted in Athenian Black Chalk Paint with paper lined drawers.
How to Paint Furniture with Black Chalk Paint
Learn the best way to use black Chalk Paint on furniture with Annie Sloan's Athenian Black on this Ethan Allen nightstand.
Black Painted Buffet
Antique buffet painted in Athenian Black Chalk Paint and red.
Handpainted dresser inspired by Lucy Tiffney's designs and painted by Hut DIY Cafe.
Can of Athenian Black Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan.
Painted Furniture Ideas in Graphite Chalk Paint
Graphite is a very dark gray/light black, similar to a chalkboard color.
Vintage Trunk Painted Nightstand
A plain estate sale find (for a bargain!) was upcycled to look like an antique steamer trunk.
Graphite Table with Decoupage Drawers
A vintage side table was given a chic new look with Graphite Chalk Paint and decoupage drawers.
French Decoupage Desk
This traditional style desk was painted, lightly distressed, and updated with decoupage for a teenage girl's French-themed bedroom.
Upcycled Cabinet to Faux Card Catalog
An old record cabinet with two doors was transformed into a faux DIY card catalog.
Farmhouse Chair with Ticking Fabric
Vintage chair painted in Graphite and distressed and then updated with a ticking fabric seat.
Thrifted bookcase updated with Chalk Paint and decoupage paper on the back.
Painted Furniture Ideas in Honfleur Chalk Paint
An Easy Way to Paint Furniture to Look Like Stain
A plain storage tower was transformed with Honfleur and card catalog drawer pulls.
How to Paint a Metal Desk Makeover + Two Fails
The top of this metal desk was painted in Honfleur Chalk Paint.
Faux Industrial Cabinet Dresser
This midcentury dresser was painted to look like stained wood. Project from my book Amazing Furniture Makeovers.
The Tutorialist – Quick Layers of Honfleur & Paris Grey
This antique dresser was painted first in Honfleur and then the second layer was a mix of Honfleur, Paris Grey, and water. Visit the tutorial for more details.
Painted Furniture Ideas in Coco Chalk Paint
Coco is described as brownish-gray. Personally I like to use it for layering colors or on smaller details.
Numbered Bathroom Cabinet
This cabinet was partly stained and the body and the stenciled numbers were painted in Coco Chalk Paint.
Annie Sloan painted this side table in Coco Chalk Paint.
This lovely buffet was painted in Coco, French Linen, and Country Grey. Beautifully contoured.
Dresser in Coco
Beautiful antique dresser painted in Coco, antiqued with dark wax, and a French stencil added for fun.
Antique Painted Chair Makeover
Antique chair painted in Coco with chic new fabric.
Linda Ewing says
Thanks, Jen, for your presentation of some of the AS Chalk Paint colors. Hoping you will continue with the other colors in the future. Your posts are always an inspiration.
Thank you !! A great selection of neutrals with beautiful details.
It IS wonderful paint – beautiful depth of colors. I’ve used french linen, greek blue / giverny blues. I have coco and honfleur that I’m itching to use.
I’ll need to explore your examples for ‘how to’s’ . I’m not comfortable with wax finishing for durability.
I did use a polycrylic topcoat on the french linen cabinet, but needed several coats / light sanding to get a good finish without fogging.
I’d love to see examples of more ‘colors’, with coordinating colors or stains.
Thanks so much for your detailed process descriptions. It really helps me as a diy’er / novice. 🙂
Thanks for posting this. I’m still pretty loyal to ASCP even with the explosion of other good paints out there. I mainly stick with the neutrals but would like to try Svenska Blue.