October’s Colors of the Month

Hay rides, apple picking, scarves, boots, cozy sweaters…Fall is here!  Rejoice!  With a new month in hand, we have two new gorgeous colors to feature in October.  Let’s dive in, shall we?

Ah yes, the quintessential colors for October…black and orange.  Now that we have a super awesome orange in the Milk Paint line, we can feature it for prime pumpkin season!  Let’s explore Typewriter and Outback Petticoat individually.

Our Typewriter is the soft black in our line.  It’s named after the color you would find on vintage typewriters.  The worn black patina of metal typewriters immediately inspired Marian Parsons (aka Miss Mustard Seed) when she was naming colors for the line.

Typewriter is ridiculously versatile and a must-have in your MMS Milk Paint collection.  Not only is it gorgeous all on its own, but it can be added to other colors to darken and tone them down.  Mix it with Tricycle to achieve a subdued brick red.  Add it to Farmhouse White or Ironstone for a charcoal gray.  Whatever color you mix it with, Typewriter will darken it in the cool direction.  Want a warmer feel to your darker shades?  Use Curio instead!

Speaking of Curio, Typewriter can be mixed with our warm brown and used as a dark stain on raw wood.  It looks like a rich walnut and you can play with the ratios to suit your taste!  Jenn Baker of Eight Hundred Furniture used a 1:1 ratio and added 2 parts water to 1 part paint for her custom “walnut” Milk Paint stain.

You can read about what she stained here.

Typewriter takes on various personalities when you use our different finishes.  It looks absolutely divine when sealed with our Hemp Oil!  This awesome graphic is courtesy of Allison of The Golden Sycamore.  Make sure you swing by her page and give her a follow on social media!

Typewriter also looks divine when nestled up against warm wood tones.  Here is a dresser that Miss Mustard Seed hand-painted.  She used Typewriter for the body and painted a design on the drawer fronts.  It’s subtle and rich, don’t you think?

Here are some of our other favorite Typewriter projects:

Finding Silver Pennies


Oak and Olive


The Golden Sycamore

Our next featured color for October is actually our newest addition to the MMSMP line.  It’s our rusty Outback Petticoat!

Outback Petticoat was created in conjunction with some of our Australian retailers.  The name comes from the orange soil of the Australian Outback.  Early settler women would stain the hems of their white petticoats orange from the soil as they walked the terrain, so this paint is a nod to Australia’s past.  Plus, petticoat is such a fun word to say and it evokes images of days gone by.  You know we love all things antique!

Outback Petticoat happens to be the best orange to use for painting pumpkins!  Whether they’re paper mache, wood or ceramic, it is the most gorgeous shade to use to bring Fall into your home.

Check out our full tutorial on how to Milk Paint pumpkins here.

Outback Petticoat is so much more than an orange you use once a year for pumpkin painting though.  Just look at these stunning examples:

For The Love Creations

Fun fact – This piece was painted by someone who was BRAND NEW to Milk Paint!

Lee.Marie Antiqued Furniture

For The Love Creations

Miss Mustard Seed

However you use them, Typewriter and Outback Petticoat make the perfect pairing for the month of October.  Make sure you share your projects using these two colors with us on social media.  Shop for all Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Products at our brick and mortar retailer locations or online.

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