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

The Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection fuses traditional and modern design, transporting paint colors from the past to enhance contemporary living.

To merge authentic, early American design history with Benjamin Moore paint colors, we collaborated with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Our shared dedication to understanding the 18th and early 19th centuries’ rich color pigments led us to curate the 144-color Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection and bring timeless beauty to your home.
The infancy of a nation. The birth of a color legacy.

Classic Beauty

The Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection recreates the colors that defined the early years of our nation.

These distinctive colors 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® Paint Color Collection never goes out of style.
A dark blue-painted traditional entryway takes a twist with modern accents.

Historically Accurate

Together with preservationists at the The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Benjamin Moore’s chemists and color experts examined 18th-century wallpaper, original paint samples and historical documents to accurately recreate colors found in early American design.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 colors of the Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection can combine distinct colors for a fresh and sophisticated look.

An Enduring Palette

All of the 144 colors in the Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection can be found exclusively at Benjamin Moore retailers.


See the vibrant palette chosen by Anthony Baratta from the Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection.

Meet Anthony Baratta, Designer in Residence

Traditional paint colors come to brilliant life at The Palmer House (circa 1750) under the deft skills of celebrated interior designer Anthony Baratta in Colonial Williamsburg.

Anthony applies his fresh take on Americana in both furnishings and décor, using a broad range of rich paint colors from the Williamsburg® Paint Color 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 traditional blue and white living room with bright furniture accents.

Brilliant Paint Color x Colonial Living

  • The living room paint colors as a whole, seen here, are a “colonial interpretation of a primary palette” according to the artist. Williamsburg Paint colors include Goodwin Green CW-555, Mopboard Black CW-680 and Harwood Putty CW-5.
  • In the lively dining room, he features Damask Gold CW-405 and Lafayette Blue CW-610.
  • Custis Salmon CW-215 graces the guest room, described by the artist as a “beautiful, luscious” feminine color choice.

  • Anthony’s favorite Williamsburg paint color? Ambler Slate CW-685, a deep gray paint inspired by a shade found in 18th and early 19th century wallpapers.

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    A bold plum-painted paneled bathroom featuring a white antique sink.

    A Vivid Past

    Research led to the development of deeply saturated paint colors 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 colors.

    A stunning example of the depth of color unearthed by Colonial Williamsburg research is seen here in this powder room, painted in Carter Plum CW-355.
    A light peach-painted room contrasted by dark gray wainscoting.

    Available at Local, Independent Stores Only

    Bring the Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection to the interior or exterior of your home with Aura®, Regal® Select, Natura®, 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® Paint Color Collection at independently owned paint, decorating and hardware stores.

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