New Annie Sloan Paint Color Comparisons

  A few weeks ago, I posted a list of comparison colors for Annie Sloan Paint Colors.  The color chart that I had at the time did not include the newest shades- Pure White, Coco, French Linen, and Barcelona Orange. 

Here are color matches for the new shades:

SW= Sherwin Williams

If you love….                                        You’ll love….

Annie Sloan Pure White                   Behr Powdered Snow WD-700

Annie Sloan French Linen               Behr Ashwood 720D-4 or SW Intellictual Gray 7045

Annie Sloan Coco                               Behr Ethiopia UL 160-20 or SW Virtual Taupe 7039

Annie Sloan Barcelona Orange      Behr Carrot Stick 204B-7

In case you missed it, the entire Annie Sloan color chart with matches in Behr (sold at the Home Depot) and Sherwin Williams paints.

Consumer Reports has named Behr latex paint #1, and Sherwin Williams paint #2 for the past several years- both are excellent choices for furniture.

If you use Valspar paint (from Lowe’s) on furniture and aren’t happy with the results, you should try Behr paint.  I’ve used Valspar a few times at the request of my client and I was not as happy with the results (brush strokes, not great coverage).  I am not paid by any of these brands, so I have no motive in recommending the brands that I do. ( they do not even know I exist) I just happen to use and love Behr and Sherwin Williams paints, and have for years.




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  1. Karen Thomas says

    Ya’ll…. these colors are so beautiful. I had several quarts mixed in the Behr colors weekend before last. Have used the “homemade” chalk paint recipe…. 1/2 cup hot water, 1/2 cup plaster of paris and 1 cup paint and it turns out so great!! I’m beyond happy and thankful for the time these genius’ at Altar’d spent matching them up! Off to get me some Barcelona, Coco, et al this afternoon! Happy Painting!

    • says

      Thank you Karen! We’ve been experimenting with the plaster of paris here too, testing durability, etc. Thank you so much for your kind comment! :0)

  2. says

    Thank you Mandie for the color comparisons, can’t wait to try them out! We have used Annie Sloan paints for the last year and love them but the cost is extreme! We have tried to make our own chalk paint using the unsanded grout and it was so thick and when we added water it became a thick blob, I was able to use it on a personal piece but won’t again. It definitely wouldn’t go through a sprayer. Does the plaster of paris mixture work with a sprayer? Thanks!

    • says

      I don’t spray anything, so I can’t answer that about spraying- I’m sorry. Rachael (the other half of Altar’d) has been experimenting with grout, and several other recipes we found on the internet. My biggest concern is durability for my clients, so I just stick with latex, but if we find something that works for us as well as latex I’ll definitely share it here. Thanks!

  3. says

    I have been using a homemade chalk paint recipe this month with GREAT RESULTS!
    I am using calcium carbonate (amazon). The grout and plaster of paris has a hardening agent in it so it clumps and hardened really fast. It never really mixes well and its gritty. The calcium carbonate I used works fabulous, it mixes well, covers better than ASCP and I ran it thru my sprayer and it work GREAT. I found a 50 lb bag of calcium carbonate locally here in Dallas and its was CHEAP. Like 15 bucks! I used 3 parts flat paint to 1 part CC. Added water and it covers like butter! Awesome!

    • Kelly says

      Hi Misti,
      I live in the Dallas area too and have been looking everywhere for calcium carbonate for chalk painting. Would you please tell me where you found that 50 lb bag? I realize you wrote this entry last year….hoping you still receive this!
      Thanks so much,
      Dallas, TX

  4. says

    Howdy Mandie, I know that you had wrote on this and the last post that you didn’t have a match for Greek Blue. Would Skycap SW1510 be close? Just wondering …

  5. Cindy Taylor says

    Took a class ,If you cannot afford the alcp try 1/3 cup of baking soda,2/3 cup of paint and add water till ya get desired consisency. Works Well

  6. says

    I just spent a fortune on A.S paint and wax.I love it ,but it would be nice to save a little . Now I see you can make up your own.The baking soda sounds easy enough !
    Why no coral in her color chart?

  7. Lisa says

    Thanks so much for the color chart. I have been making my own chalk paint with unsanded grout and have really like the results. I did learn it is much easier if you mix the grout with water first THEN add the paint, also have gotten better rest lts when I only use flat paint. Thanks again.

  8. elaine says

    I really appreciate the color matches and am wondering if you have a match yet for the new color Antoinette? I would love to know the color in Behr if possible. Thanks so much!

  9. Karen says

    Hello! Thanks for the colour comparison chart! I have used it in the past. I was just wondering if you have a colour match for the ASCP colour Florence? Thanks again!

  10. ProductionProductions says

    actually I tried the intellectual grey and it was too light and straight grey. So I had them bring out the Glidden Master Palette and found that 00 YY 34/049 (Bell Tower) was the closest to my eye. however there are 2 or 3 other variations, depending on which direction you want to go with it, using lamp black (BL), yellow oxide (CL), red oxide(Fl), and white(KXL) that achieve the same Look, in One Direction or the other. 🙂

  11. Katie says

    Have you been able to find a color match for English Yellow? I’ve been trying different colors but have not been able to find one. 🙁

  12. Judy Thompson Parkey says

    I love what you’ve done and keep a hard copy in my purse. But, now that you’ve done all this hard work…could you match up the colors by DecoArt Chalk Paint to ASCP? I’m almost color illiterate and need a guiding hand. I’m twix and between on using Behr and PoP and DecoArt Chalk Paint. The cost is about the same.

  13. barbara walsh says

    Thanks for the wonderful information. I am trying to produce a color using ASCP, from the Somerset Bay furniture collection , Cotton Candy. Do you have any info as to how to go about this?

    Thanks for any help you can give,

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