Emperor's Silk

Emperor’s Silk is a bright pure red Chalk Paint® colour, reminiscent of the silk lining of a jacket. It is also the red of Chinese lacquer, especially when deepened with Black Chalk Paint® Wax. Use it in the interior of a cupboard or drawer for a pop of colour.

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Available in 120ml and 1 litre tins. 1 litre is enough to cover approximately 13 square metres.

Not sure how much Chalk Paint® to buy? Check out our handy Chalk Paint® Coverage Guide.

Before you start, get to know the basics with our Chalk Paint® Fact Sheet.

After painting, seal indoor furniture with Chalk Paint® Wax. On floors, seal with Chalk Paint® Lacquer. Take a look at our Techniques & Tips section for more ideas and inspiration to help you get started.

Struggling to choose a colour? The Chalk Paint Colour Card uses real paint swatches to give you an accurate colour sample.

Please note that colours shown here will vary depending on screen settings. We cannot guarantee that paint colours will exactly match the colour you see on screen. If you are in doubt, please order a colour card or sample pot first.

Paint swatch of Country Grey Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a rustic putty cream beige
Country Grey
Paint swatch of Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a rich dark classic green-blue teal
Aubusson Blue
Paint swatch of Chateau Grey Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, an elegant greyed green
Château Grey
Paint swatch of Olive Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a traditional olive khaki green
Olive
Paint swatch of Old Violet Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a classic dusty lavender purple
Old Violet
Piano in Old Violet fabric by Annie Sloan
Piano in Old Violet

“All of my paints are hard-wearing, beautifully pigmented, simple to use and perfect for everyday life.”

  • # Great Coverage
  • # Minimal Preparation
  • # Highly Pigmented
  • # Most Surfaces
Emperor’s Silk Wall Paint by Annie Sloan, chair painted with Chalk Paint® in Emperor’s Silk, Piano in Olive curtain

Pair Emperor's Silk with Old Violet

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Paint swatch of Old Violet Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a classic dusty lavender purple
Side table painted with Chalk Paint® in Old Violet, a classic dusty lavender purple against a wall of French Linen