The Williamsburg® Paint Colour Collection

A light peach-painted room contrasted by dark gray wainscotting. A light peach-painted room contrasted by dark gray wainscotting.

The Williamsburg® Paint Colour Collection

The Williamsburg® Colour Collection captures the vibrant tapestry of the Colonial Period in America. Rooted in the authentic artifacts and homes of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia—but seen through a contemporary lens—the result is a diverse collection of historic colours that are full of personality.

To merge authentic, early American design history with Benjamin Moore paint colours, we collaborated with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Our shared dedication to understanding the 18th and early 19th centuries’ rich colour pigments led us to curate the 144-colour Williamsburg® Colour Collection and bring timeless beauty to your home.
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Classic Beauty

The Williamsburg® Colour Collection recreates the colours that defined the early years of the United States.

These distinctive colours still influence design today with their array of vibrant hues, rich shades and classic neutrals. Whether you live in a colonial-style home or use this timeless palette to complement modern architecture and furnishings, the Williamsburg® Colour Collection never goes out of style.
A dark gray-painted traditional entryway takes a twist with modern accents.

Historically Accurate Paint Colours

Together with preservationists at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Benjamin Moore’s chemists and colour experts examined 18th-century wallpaper, original paint samples and historical documents to accurately recreate colours found in early American design.

Bassett Hall Green CW-480, shown on the walls of this stairwell, with risers in Geddy Gray CW-720, reflect how the traditional paint colours of the Williamsburg® Colour Collection can combine distinct colours for a fresh and sophisticated look.

An Enduring Palette of Paint Colours

All of the 144 colours in the Williamsburg® Colour Collection can be found exclusively at Benjamin Moore retailers.

Interior designer Heather Chadduck Hillegas stands in a blue-painted study in front of a fireplace, resting a hand on the back of a traditional wooden chair next to a round, black side table.

Meet Heather Chadduck Hillegas, WILLIAMSBURG Designer in Residence

Colour and history come to life at the Nelson-Galt House, the oldest residential dwelling in Colonial Williamsburg, dating back to 1695. Renowned interior designer Heather Chadduck Hillegas—a Virginia native—took care when imparting her signature style on its interiors, using a mix of vintage textiles, handpicked accents, and gorgeous hues from the Williamsburg Paint Colour Collection palette.

Historically accurate yet highly relevant to modern day design, the results are as gorgeous as they are inviting.

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A brightly lit sunroom lined with white-painted shiplap walls and big windows with floral curtains, illuminating an assortment of furniture and potted plants.

Paint Colour Brings Modern History Forward

For the Nelson-Galt house, Chadduck Hillegas wanted to make sure the home’s interior was seen through a contemporary lens while still being rooted in history. She achieved this task by choosing timeless hues like Harwood Putty CW-5 and Finnie Gray CW-55. Additionally, Mopboard Black CW-680—a colour historically found on mopboards (an early term for baseboard) around Colonial Williamsburg—was used throughout the house.

To capture a light and airy feel in the sunroom, shown here, Chadduck Hillegas selected Nelson Blue CW-635, a sheer, watery hue with an elegant, ethereal quality.
A bold plum-painted panelled bathroom featuring a white antique sink.

A Vivid Past

Research led to the development of deeply saturated paint colours not typically associated with colonial America. Why? New technologies uncovered evidence that historic pigments were more saturated than originally thought. From there, Benjamin Moore chemists—working with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation—calculated precise formulas to match the original, authentic colours.

A stunning example of the depth of colour unearthed by Colonial Williamsburg research is seen here in this powder room, painted in Carter Plum CW-355.
A pale gray-painted dining room, detailed with white wainscotting and black colonial-style chairs.

Welcome Williamsburg to Your Home

Bring the Williamsburg® Colour Collection to the interior or exterior of your home with AURA®, REGAL® Select, ADVANCE® and other premium Benjamin Moore products: ask your local retailer for the product that’s right for your project.

You’ll find the Williamsburg® Colour Collection at independently owned paint, decorating and hardware stores.

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