Chalk Paint Review & Color Comparison

chalk paint comparison

Stole a bit of time recently to freshen up the top of an old 1800's farm table that's been by my side for over 20 years. It came to me with wonderful old black paint on its apron and legs but my hubby had to replace its used up top. Since we all know that whites vary so much in their undertones, I decided to compare a few chalk paints side by side to help make my decision of which one to use just a wee bit easier.

americana decor chalk paint lace everlasting

The first time I painted it I used Americana Decor in Everlasting (true white) but decided that it was just too stark against the black. I had an un-opened jar of both it and their Lace color (creme), so decided to mix the two together in hopes of a softer white.

chalk paint board color comparison

So here's my color comparison. Love that I can pick up all these colors locally (Magnolia at Target, Americana Decor at the craft shop & Rust-oleum at Home Depot). Since they were all so easy to use and very similar to work with, I opted for Magnolia Home in Shiplap due to its undertones.

Magnolia Home Shiplap chalk paint

In this picture you can see that it's not a true white, but has very similar creamy undertones as my trim, which is Benjamin Moore's popular White Dove (OC-17)...it looks very close to this color in person (as another point of comparison, my walls are Sherwin Williams Alabaster 7008).

farm table with original old paint & chalk paint

So happy with the way it turned out. Although I currently use this old farm table for shipping in my studio, I smile each time I see it, remembering how it was once my "island" in my old farmhouse. On it was prepped many meals and cookies made. Makes me wonder how it was used for the 125+ years before me? If you know me, you know that I've conjured up a fanciful story or two over the years as to the "who and how" to appease my curiosity. Safe to say that they've always been centered around the kitchen...the heart of the home. â™¥