Wyeth and Maine colors | Maine Country Home

Inspiration is always all around us! On the coast of Maine we’re lucky enough to be surrounded by many local artists and craftsmen. They find much of their inspiration from the world around them, and then we glean a bit more from their work.

One such artist (you may have heard of him) Andrew Wyeth, captures the feeling and look of Maine with ease.

Midcoast Maine is Wyeth country, and those colors that inspired Andrew Wyeth and his son Jamie are around us every day.  Less than 2 miles from our house is the Olsen house where Christina’s World was painted in 1948 by Andrew Wyeth. It is one of the best known American paintings of the mid-twentieth century.

Andrew Wheth

Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth

Chateau Grey chalk paintarles chalk paintscandinavian pink chalk paint

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors pulled from this work of art, Chateau Grey, Arles, and Scandinavian Pink. A gorgeous, soft palette that speaks of a French country styled cottage.

sea pumpkin by jamie wyeth

Sea Pumpkin by Jamie Wyeth

This painting by Jamie Wyeth, Sea Pumpkin, shows the vibrant side of Wyeth colors.

barcelona orange chalk paintGreek Blue chalk paint

Barcelona Orange and Greek Blue make a vibrant color choice for spicing up a room.


Of course we are influenced by the ocean, lighthouses, lobstering, and the country homes we see as we travel everyday. The reds of the lobster boats and fishing shakes, the greens of the coastline, the warm whites of the cottages, and blues of the ocean are with us every day.

Coastal Lighthouse

Olive chalk paintemperor's silk chalk paintOld White chalk paintNapoleonic Blue chalk paint

Olive, Emperor’s Silk, Old White, and Napoleonic Blue…your Midcoast Maine colors.

The colors change with the season, too. In the spring lupins dot the fields and roadsides.


Old Violet chalk painthenrietta chalk paint

Old Violet and Henrietta can bring back those spring and summer memories of lupines all year long.

While the turn of the foliage in the fall is all yellow, red, and orange.

primer red chalk paintarles chalk paint

Primer Red and Arles mark the change in season.

Then there is the seemingly endless fog that is really Paris Grey in disguise.

Mid Coast Fog

Paris Grey chalk paintFrench Linen chalk paintLouis Blue chalk paint

Paris Grey, French Linen, and Louis Blue usher in the next season, Winter, with their cool hues.

Regardless of the weather or the season these colors inspire us on a daily basis. All you need to do is look out your window for a little insight in how to spruce up your home.

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