Pure & Original Paint Colors – Storm


storm copyPure & Original Paint sent me 3 of their Classico chalk paint colors to try, one of which is Storm. I would describe Storm as a warm muted brown that has deep red purple undertone. If I had to compare it to a color in the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint palette, I would say it’s a mix of Coco and French Linen, in a deeper shade. One of those neutrals that I love and use often in my projects.

Red Brown P&O colorssource

I’d love to show you some other examples of Pure & Original, Storm, but I had difficulty finding images where Storm was identified. I did find these photos on their website that give you an idea of the depth of their luscious color palette.

P&O Fresco Lime PaintPure & Original Fresco Lime Paint

 thunder sky copyPure & Original Fresco Lime Paint


Pure Original Classico

I was also excited to see today, the post of my good friend, talented artist, and fellow blogger, Diane Llewellyn Grover, about her first project using Pure & Original Classico chalk based paint.


Diane is an amazing artist who takes painting furniture to a whole different level using her brilliant technique of image transfer. You can see her stunning original works of art on her blog, The Paint Factory PDX, at her Etsy Store, as well as on Facebook.

I’ll be coming out with the next set of video tutorials later this week on YouTube and also here on the blog. If you want to learn more about my layering style,  be sure to check out these videos:  Layering Technique Steps 2 and 3, and How to Dry Brush.

I like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for my craft and furniture projects, but for walls nothing compares to Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint. Checkout my most recent interior design make overs with Fresco. It can be purchased online at www.502paint.com



HI Leslie,

Rebecca Stanevich

Some place you asked for comments on the Pure & Original Chalk Paint. I tried the Summerset Mauve on an old pine plant stand. The stand is old and was painted/stained with mahogany. It was very shiny, so I hit it very quickly with a hand sander to rough it up a little. Because I had just cleaned it, the water made more of the stain come off. Now, I had to worry about bleed-through.
Let me preface this by saying that I”m a novice painter. I did not like the paint color – I’d hoped it would be more mauve and less brown. However, the paint itself is creamy, thick and rich. If I were a more skilled painter, I would have been able to get a perfect finish with one coat. Because of a few errors I made, I decided to give it a second coat. It took approximately 1/4 cup of paint to put two coats on this little plant stand (holds one plant). I think the notes said it has zero VOCs, but I found the odor to be more noticeable than Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint. I did wax it, because I wanted more of a gloss than the chalky finish of the paint. Clean up was easy. The only major problem is the cost, however, it might not be any more than AS CP if you can use only one coat on most things.


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