7 Rustic Paint Colours | Your Ultimate Guide To Creating a Rustic Colour Palette

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What are rustic paint colours? Rustic colours are simple in application yet elegant in style. With a range of shades to choose from, including muted greens, browns, and greys, you can create a beautiful and cohesive rustic colour palette that ties your space together.

Ready to give it a try? Your home will thank you for it!

What is a Rustic colour palette?

A rustic colour palette is a design style that is often associated with the countryside and rural living. It includes warm and earthy tones that are reminiscent of nature and the outdoors. This type of colour scheme is perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere in your home, and can be used in a variety of different spaces, from kitchens to living rooms. Whether you're going for a classic farmhouse look or a more modern take on rustic design, this guide will show you some of our favourite colours along with some inspired examples 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 which is water based with vinyl or acrylic added to it. It is available in various finishes, with the most popular options being gloss and matte. A gloss finish, as the name implies, provides a shiny and glossy appearance, while a matte finish offers a flat yet solid look.

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 and will leave a finish which fills the room with colour, yet brings out the natural characteristics of workmanship of the room. Some of our favourites are listed below, and 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, this rustic paint from Dulux works well as a contrast to lighter pastel tones.

1 - Dulux Rustic Aura High Gloss

2 - Farrow & Ball Joa’s White

The No.266 Farrow & Ball paint creates a warm neutral colour which can be used to lighten up your rustic scheme.

2 - Farrow & Ball Joa’s White

3 - Benjamin Moore Driftwood

This rich colour has notes of tan, taupe and gray, providing a dark brown, chalk like tone which brings an earthy tone to any wall.

3 - Benjamin Moore Driftwood

4 - Hemway Latte Chalk Paint

Perfect for reviving old furniture or refreshing your walls, this Latte coloured paint will provide a warm matte finish, perfect for a rustic pallette.

4 - Hemway Latte Chalk Paint

5 - Farrow & Ball Duck Green

Another Farrow & Ball paint, this bold and rustic green paint is inspired by the exquisite colours of nature.

5 - Farrow & Ball Duck Green

6 - Rust-Oleum Chalkwash Terracotta

Create a warm Mediterranean feel with terracotta chalk wash paint. This paint will create a matte, yet rustic warm feel to your walls.

6 - Rust-Oleum Chalkwash Terracotta

7 - Farrow & Ball | Hague Blue

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

7 - Farrow & Ball | Hague Blue

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