Napoleonic Blue, Henrietta and Cream are examples of Annie Sloan paint colors. The chalk paints were developed by painter Annie Sloan and are specifically created for interior use.
Annie Sloan chalk paints create a matte, velvety finish. The paints are used to add color to walls, floors and furniture. The paints adhere to almost any surface including wood, matte plastic, concrete and metal. The chalk texture allows the paint colors to blend seamlessly into each other. This allows the user to create one-of-a-kind accent walls with patterns and designs that other types of paint cannot adequately create.
There are 33 colors in the Annie Sloan collection as of March 2015. Some of the colors have traditional names such as Old White, Burgundy and Olive, while others have names that conjure up specific images, such as Château Gray, Emperor Silk and Scandinavian Pink. Additional colors use people's names, such as Emile, a lavender color, Florence, an aqua blue/green; and Antoinette, which is a light pink.
The paint can be purchased worldwide, and there are a variety of stencils and other painting accessories that are available to enhance the painting experience. Painters can also purchase how-to books to help with projects and in some locations, workshops are also available.