The Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection

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

The Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection

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.
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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Foundation, Benjamin Moore’s chemists and color experts examined 18th-century wallpaper, original paint samples and historical documents to accurately recreate colors found in early American design.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.

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

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

Paint Color 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 color 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 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 pale gray-painted dining room, detailed with white wainscoting and black colonial-style chairs.

Welcome Williamsburg to Your Home

Bring the Williamsburg® Paint Color 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® Paint Color Collection at independently owned paint, decorating and hardware stores.

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