Our Colors

OUR COLOR HISTORY

Our original milk paint colors were developed to match the furniture and buildings shown at several restored villages including Old Sturbridge Village, plus museum displays in such places as Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Winterthur, Colonial Williamsburg, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, etc. The original Colonial pieces we copied were painted with home-made milk paint, with vivid colors and a most beautiful look of velvet.

We started with 8 colors in 1974 and now have 32 on Old Fashioned Milk Paint and Farm House Finishes Safe Paint and 50 with Sweet Pickins Milk Paint. All of our original hues are exact replications of colors used in the early American colonies.

CHANGING COLORS

By producing batches of strong, rich colors we have made it easy to adjust tinting in order to make pastels as well as an infinite variety of other hues by mixing our colors together. Practically any color can be matched by the user, the same way that artists have done with oil paints for centuries.

Our paint is also available as a translucent Milk Paint Base, without pigment, for those who wish to start from scratch with their own universal tinting colors or other water-soluble pigments.

COLOR PALETTE & TINTING CHART

COLOR MIXED WITH
SNOW WHITE
Barn Red 50% White 75% White 90% White
Salem Red 50% White 75% White 90% White
Salmon 50% White 75% White 90% White
Pumpkin 50% White 75% White 90% White
Marigold Yellow 50% White 75% White 90% White
Mustard 50% White 75% White 90% White
Bayberry Green 50% White 75% White 90% White
Tavern Green 50% White 75% White 90% White
Lexington Green 50% White 75% White 90% White
Sea Green 50% White 75% White 90% White
Federal Blue 50% White 75% White 90% White
Soldier Blue 50% White 75% White 90% White
Slate 50% White 75% White 90% White
Pitch Black 50% White 75% White 90% White
Driftwood 50% White 75% White 90% White
Chocolate Brown 50% White 75% White 90% White
Please
Note:
This chart is a
guide to demonstrate how
you can tint our colors
with our Snow White. You
may mix any of our colors
together to create other
colors. If you need
assistance with mixing
our colors to try to come
up with a particular
shade, contact us and
we’ll be happy to help
steer you in the right
direction. To see some examples of how you can mix our colors together to create other colors click here and here to see the “Paint Chips” and “Paint Chips 2” photo albums on our Facebook page.Our paint is
also available as the
Base formula with no
pigment – you add your
own universal tints and
other water-soluble
pigments.
Buttermilk
Light Cream
Oyster White
Snow White

* SafePaint for walls also available in all 20 colors.

TIPS
Colors are only as
accurate as your computer
monitor and/or printer
can reproduce. Actual
colors will vary
somewhat. For a brochure
and color card please
contact us.