Old Espresso, cool, calm, earthy and sophisticated

Old Espresso, cool, calm, earthy and sophisticated

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Old Espresso is fast becoming  popular through all of our retailers nationwide and it's not surprising given the versatility that this Artisan neutral provides. When we crafted this colour, we really thought long and hard about what makes a beautiful brown, after all it is a "brown"  we were creating.  End Result, Artisan Old Espresso is so so much more than just a brown...

We crafted this colour with NZ interiors and landscapes in mind, using multiple pigments to balance the tone, depth & richness. We wanted to create a calm, earthy neutral brown that would easily slot into any interior space. We went down the path of crafting a cool earthy brown using multiple pigments to craft a unique  sophisticated depth, it's a brown that can be restful and calming. A tone that could easily be altered through coloured waxes in terms of warming it up or deepening it further. 

Available in the full range,  Velvet Luxe,  indoor outdoor, smooth self levelling (no wax or lacquer required) it sits as a stunning cool earthy sophisticated brown that is easy on the eye and reflects the NZ landscape and scenery pulling the outdoors in (see the background colour of the image what Old Espresso would look like in Velvet Luxe ), you can pair it with both silver or gold and when it comes to dressing around it, it works with most colours in soft furnishing whether it be cool or warm it's super versatile and you can interpret this colour in both a contemporary or classic way in the home. 

The "pictagram" shows Old Espresso Premium Chalk Paint finished simply with clear wax in the background this neutral will deepen a lot further with clear wax and reacts beautifully to light and shadow.

The top right shows a wooden swatch painted in Artisan Calicut with an Old Espresso coloured wax, a great alternative to dark wax for those who are looking to age with a cooler tone. Used as an ageing wax its subtle and elegant not too vintage... and is a great one to consider when ageing lighter neutrals. 

Then you have the two Pebbles both painted in Old Espresso and deepened with Carbon Black coloured wax and dark wax. The carbon black wax provides a contemporary edge and deepens it right down, while the dark wax provides a beautiful richness and warmth to it. 

The branch in the bottom right has been painted in Old Espresso with Calicut coloured wax, creating a washed wood look, these two combination work really well for creating an earthy faux wood look especially on textured paint finishes. 

Then you have the the scroll painted in Soft Gold Metallic Creme then aged with Old Espresso Wax it pairs beautifully with Old Espresso giving it a luxe edge but in saying this silver will also work well and would  add more of a contemporary element to it. 

This one Pictagram shows you multiple ways you can use this colour, how it adjusts and changes with different coloured waxes as well as showing you the colour as it is... if there was one versatile neutral to have in your decorative painting kit, it's Old Espresso for all of it's versatility... 


Inspired by  Old Espresso? Visit your Artisan Retailer to explore the colours and finishes in person or if you don't live close to a retailer click here to order online 

The Artisan Company is a New Zealand owned and based company focussed upon making and making and providing the highest quality decorative paints and tools for homes and all types of spaces. Born out of a rich heritage of bespoke furniture and interiors through the merging of Taylored Revival and Vintro Paint NZ and with several decades of experience we are unashamedly focused upon luxury DIY products and in helping people achieve bespoke looks in their interiors. 


As NZ's only bespoke paint manufacturer making our flagship Premium Chalk Paint we combine technology with our fine tuned natural skills. We use advanced machinery with an exact accuracy measured within less than a ¼ of a ml and use a custom formulation database with complex colours formulated by hand; most of which can't be replicated by machines. We are a proud NZ company who promotes and uses local suppliers and products wherever possible. We also aim to have a positive impact on environment through low VOC paints, minimised wastage and smart use of materials.


To provide the best possible experience for our customers we have also curated artisanal tools including the world renowned Staalmeester brushes which work in perfect  unison with our Premium Chalk Paint and otehr ranges with there rich and creamy consistency. From the advanced bristle materials through to the  INOX steel ferrules it all really helps to achieve the best results, and yes brushes do make a big difference to your painting experience and finish.

Aside from our unique range of products, we are also proud of our decades worth of experience in the field of decorative painting and training. Having been recognised locally and overseas for these efforts has also led us to directly train over three thousand people and paint over two thousand bespoke furniture or interior pieces for clients.

Heritage of Taylored Revival


Taylored Revival or TR as it was known by its regulars was a family business started in a garage in East Auckland in 2012. A leading decorative painting studio which undertook thousands of commissions projects over the years and was considered the leading Chalk Paint retailer in the Australasian region. Progressing through the years from a small retail store in Whitford through to a large format 300m2 retail site in Botany. Take a quick look at the history and the prequel to The Artisan Company below.