Pure & Original Paint Swatch Book – Whites

 

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I am really excited today to share the first color group, Whites & Beiges, for my Pure & Original Color Swatch Book. I started making my own color cards and compiling them into charts years ago to use as reference for my own projects. When I started blogging about color, I created images from these charts to share with my readers.

My first series of color cards and swatch books focused on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. My goal was to show how easy it is to expand any paint color palette by mixing your own colors. Mixing white with any color results in tints (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Tints), and mixing a color with varying amounts of black forms a range of shades (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Shades).

At the time Chalk Paint® was available in 31 colors (Burgundy has since been added). Color theory and lots of experimenting, enabled me to create my own custom colors. Formulas and charts for Purple, Green, and Orange are available by clicking on the Swatches tab. Also available Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

I considered changing the format for my color charts for Pure & Original Paint. They offer 140 colors for their Classico and 114 for their Marrakech Walls, and Fresco Lime Paint. In the end, I decided to stay with the same layout and design, but have different pages for each of the Pure & Original color families: Whites & Beiges, Greys, Blues, Greens, Red/Browns, and Yellow/Browns.1383010_594014773993306_955370806_n

A few notes on my images. They are made by painting a sample of each color, scanning it into my computer, and creating images using Adobe Photoshop. They are as accurate as possible, but they are digital representations . Always check a painted sample before choosing a paint color. All of my images are free to download, print, and share on social media. And although I’m extremely flattered whenever I’m asked, there is no actual book and I have no plans to create one.  Paint and color are my passions and I love sharing them through my blog.

If you want more how-to’s about paint and color, there are 35 (free) video tutorials you view by clicking on the tutorials tab or on YouTube, where you can also subscribe.

And if you are interested in taking Pure & Original’s fabulous paints out for a spin, the link on the sidebar (bottom of page for mobile) will take you to their webstore where readers of Colorways can save 10% by entering the codeword leslie.

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6 Comments

Mary

Thank you so much for taking the time to create all of these color charts, I find them very informative and useful. Your painted furniture is also very inspiring! I do have some difficulty reading the cursive font used on some of the color swatches, not sure why!

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Leslie Stocker

Mary,
Thanks for letting me know about the font. I wanted my images to have a hand-drawn unique look so I chose a handwriting font (Jasmine), but my priorty is communication so I may rethink the font.

Leslie xxoo

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Cheryl jordan

Would this be the type of paint that is talked about in the Farragoz painting course? I know they also teach how to make your own milk, oil, tempera paints also.

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Leslie Stocker

Cheryl,
Hi, sorry but I dont know anything about the Farragoz painting courses. Thanks

Leslie xxoo

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Maggie

Can you clear something up for me? Just want to make sure I understand your Annie Sloan tints chart. Do you mix with the pure white paint or the old white paint to make the tints?

Thanks,
Maggie

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Leslie Stocker

Maggie,
When I first started mixing tints I used Old White but have since gone to using Pure White so I don’t have to deal with adjusting for the yellow in Old White. When I created my swatch books I used Old White. Sorry for the confusion.

Leslie xxoo

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