7 Rustic Paint Colours | Your Ultimate Guide

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What are rustic paint Colours? Rustic colours are simple in application yet elegant in style. Warm, natural earthy colours accessorised with the use of natural materials that really bring out the rustic charm of a room.

What is a Rustic paint colour scheme?

Rustic by definition is not urban and typically includes styles such as country cottages, farmhouse kitchens, lodge style rooms and images of the countryside’s of south of Europe. In this guide we will show you some of our favourite colours along with some inspired examples in which you could use for your own project.

7 Rustic Paint Colours
7 Rustic Paint Colours Guide
Your Ultimate Guide to 7 Rustic Paint Colours

Feature walls and bold paints can work so well in spaces with open shelves

Types of Paint

If you’re new to painting or are not sure what your options are then paint terms can be quite daunting. You may come across the term emulsion or emulsion paint.

This typically refers to paint used for walls and ceilings. It is water based with vinyl or acrylic added to it. It can come in a variety of finishes, the most common being gloss, which the name suggests gives a shiny and glossy finish and matt, which gives a flat yet solid finish.

Another popular painting term, especially in the rustic décor world is chalk paint. Chalk paint gives a uniquely strong matt look and is very popular not just on walls but furniture too.

Rustic Shelves on Dark Paint
Rustic Shelves on Pink Paint
Rustic Shelves on deep blue paint

Examples of different rustic shelving can work with a range of different paints

Rustic Interior Paints

Rustic colours are often natural, earthy, warm yet smooth. Leaving a finish which fills the room with colour yet brings out the natural characteristics of workmanship of the room. We’ve made certain that these paints are available here in the UK.

1 - Dulux Rustic Aura High Gloss

A warm reddish brown in a superior high gloss, work well as a contrast to lighter pastel tones.

1 - Dulux Rustic Aura High Gloss

2 - Farrow & Ball Joa’s White

A warm neutral colour which can be used to lighten up your rustic scheme.

2 - Farrow & Ball Joa’s White

3 - Benjamin Moore Driftwood

A dark brown with a chalk like tone which brings an earthy tone to any wall.

3 - Benjamin Moore Driftwood

4 - Hemway Latte Chalk Paint

Giving your walls a warm matte finish and reviving your old furniture.

4 - Hemway Latte Chalk Paint

5 - Farrow & Ball Duck Green

A bold and rustic green inspired by the exquisite colours of nature.

5 - Farrow & Ball Duck Green

6 - Rust-Oleum Chalkwash Terracotta

A chalk wash paint giving a matt yet rustic warm feel to your wall. Hinting a warm Mediterranean feel.

6 - Rust-Oleum Chalkwash Terracotta

7 - Farrow & Ball | Hague Blue

The green undertones of this timeless, deep and dramatic blue means it sits as happily outside as it does in small dark rooms. 

7 - Farrow & Ball | Hague Blue

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