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I want to preface this post by saying that this post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Rust-Oleum. I’m doing this simply because I like their chalk paint.
So now that that’s out of the way:
Hello, lovely people! Today I wanted to share some colour swatches from Rust-Oleum’s Chalked Paint range. I really love Rust-Oleum’s chalk paint because (1) It comes in a range of farmhouse-friendly colours and (2) It sticks to a bunch of surfaces with only minimal prep work.
Now, I imagine some of you might be thinking “Why would I need swatches when the colour is on the tin? Is this woman an idiot?”
To this I reply: Yes. I am, in general, a bit of an idiot. But when it comes to paint, the colour on the tin isn’t always accurate, so I much prefer to see an example of the paint being used rather than rely on the tin.
After swatching the four colours (Linen White, Aged Grey, Country Grey, and Charcoal), I realised that the colour shown on the tin is pretty accurate. But I still wanted to share these swatches for two reasons. Firstly, seeing swatches can provide you with some reassurance that yes, the colour does actually match. Without swatches, you’d have to buy a tin to check. Secondly, there are still some minor differences between the colour on the tin and the paint itself, which I’ve explained below.
Rust-oleum chalk paint: White & grey colour swatches
This photo was taken under soft, natural daylight to give you the most accurate depiction of the colour.
Rust-oleum chalked paint colours: Notes
Linen White: Rust-oleum’s Linen White is a bright, true white. It looks very similar to Annie Sloan’s Pure White chalk paint. Linen White has no blue undertones. Next to stark-white printer paper, the paint has a very subtle warm undertone, but in everyday lighting conditions, the paint looks pure white.
Aged Grey: Rust-oleum’s Aged Grey is a light grey with subtle cool, blue undertones. It turns out slightly darker and cooler than the colour on the tin.
Country Grey: Country Grey is a dark grey. It is several shades darker than Aged Grey. Country Grey has olive green undertones, which are slightly more obvious in the paint than they are on the tin.
Charcoal: Rust-oleum’s Charcoal is a very dark grey with dark blue undertones. In good lighting, the paint looks like a combination of navy and dark grey. In darker rooms, Charcoal looks completely black.