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Name that color…


***After over 2200 suggestions, I have picked a name for our new color.  Thanks so much to all who played along and the name will be announced very soon!  ***

We recently added three colors to the MMS Milk Paint line and now we’re adding three more!  Trophy (a rich gray), Curio (a walnut brown) and this one…


It’s a lovely coral color created by Abbe (our Primary Educator) and Jennylyn (president of Homestead House Paint Company).  Now, if you know me at all, you know that I don’t have a bit of coral in my house, so this color is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I can’t have an entire paint line with just blues and grays!


Since this color is out of my wheelhouse, I am stumped when it comes to naming it and I need your help!



Share your suggestions for naming this color and, if I pick the name you suggest, you will win a Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint prize package from me!  It’ll include three quarts of paint in the colors you choose, all three of our waxes (Furniture Wax, Antiquing Wax and White Wax), a wax puck, Bonding Agent and Hemp Oil.

Now, keep in mind the other color names in my line – Tricycle, Typewriter, Grain Sack, Ironstone, Lucketts Green, Eulalie’s Sky, Artissimo, Kitchen Scale, Shutter Gray, French Enamel, Flow Blue, Mustard Seed Yellow, Linen, Ironstone and Dried Lavender.

Most of them reference something personal to me, an antique/vintage item, something I use a lot in decor, etc.  It’s a name with little bit of a story behind it.

So, if you’ve ever wanted to have the job where you name paint colors…here’s your audition!

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  1. I love this color! Here are a few ideas…

    Rose Hip(s)
    Front Porch
    Tomato Jam
    Bernelle’s Apron (for my grandma, who was a decorative tole painter)

    Fingers crossed! :)

  2. Donna says:

    Dusk Red
    Fall Leaves

  3. Linda says:

    How about Azalsea, Coral Vine, Sunset, Autumn.

  4. Elaine says:

    Love it! I say “Juicy Melon”

  5. Susan E. Miller says:

    What a beautiful color! It reminds me of beautiful terra cotta clay pots. So my suggestions would be;

    Terra Cotta
    Italian Red Clay
    Italian Coral
    Tuscan Red
    Tuscan Coral
    Tuscan Clay
    Coral Pot
    Clay Pot

  6. It looks like the color of the pears in your banner. How about Bartlett Coral or Bartlett Red?

  7. Maaike says:

    Old Glory
    Piano Stool
    It’s such a warm and beautiful color!

  8. Sweet cheeks – describing your sons after a day playing outside in the sun.
    Wheel barrel – the exact color of my 30+ year old wheel barrel
    Farm house
    Rhubarb pie

  9. reminds me of spanish roof tile…. terra cotta *:)

    i would use this colour!

  10. Susan says:

    When I googled coral color antiques the most common pictures were of coral colored vintage beaded necklaces. How about vintage beads?

  11. Amanda says:


    Harvest Sunset

    Field Clay

    Carolina Clay

  12. I’m an amature poet, so sorry, the ideas still flow
    Marian’s lipstick
    Transformations finish line
    Vintage stop sign
    Babies booties
    Sow’s Tongue
    Bashful Barn
    Geranium pink
    Cottage Gate
    Ripe Tomato
    Tomato Bisque
    Lobster Pot
    Medium Rare
    Old Peony
    Easter Hat
    Vintage Ribbon

    Ok I could go on and on. I think I better go shower! LOL
    Good Luck Everyone!

  13. Debbie says:

    Vineyard Blush, Coastal Coral or Pottery

  14. Beautiful color!

    Here are my suggestions :

    Strawberry lemonade
    First kiss
    Rose bud
    Carnation Corsage
    Groom’s boutinniere
    Raspberry Buttercream

  15. Catherine says:


  16. Sue Murphy says:

    Hen house red

  17. Cathy says:

    Tuscan sunset!

  18. Bobbie Beach says:

    Ciao – that’s what I think it should be. In Italian it means hello or bye. But Ciao is perfect, happy, bright paint color.

  19. Linda says:

    It’s Azalea 😉

  20. debbie says:

    kind of reminds me of quince – an old spring flowering shrub I admire in other peoples yards, but can’t seem to get going in my own…..

  21. Deborah Lemmer says:

    Opa’s Autumn

  22. Tracey says:

    Now I KNOW you saw this color on your vacation to the southwest! Why not name it something that reminds you of and celebrates that special time?

  23. Lisa McInturf says:


    aka Salmon Caviar. A color as rich as it’s name.

  24. Megan McAvoy says:

    Tea kettle. :)

  25. Lynnette says:

    I like:
    Clay Pot or

  26. Jewel says:

    When I saw the color the first name that popped in my head was Rusty Tomato.

  27. Mitzi says:


  28. Red Fox


  29. Lisa Shultz says:

    Beautiful color!
    Peach Blush
    Peach Cobbler
    Luscious Peach

  30. Erin Malloy says:

    Indian Summer

  31. betsy c says:

    Antique Brick

    Weathered Barn

    Autumn Sunset

  32. I think it’s time to name a color after your precious grandmother. So “Oma’s Blush” sounds great to me.

  33. Kathy says:

    How about Jelly Cupboard

  34. Pamela H. says:

    Terrific color!!



  35. Celeste says:

    It’s a luscious color so I would call it Guava or Shrimp Bisque.

  36. betsy c says:

    Persimmon Pie

  37. Peony Pink
    Carnation Pink
    Lipstick Pink
    Monet Pink
    Sweet Pea

  38. Brenda says:

    As soon as I saw it, I said “Peony Peach.”

    Love all the blues, but it is fun to have a pop of another color! Brenda

  39. Spanish Tile
    Coral Reef

  40. jeannie williams says:

    Sedona sunrise
    maple leaf

  41. Ashley says:


  42. Salmon berry
    Opa’s lachs
    Ripe fig

  43. Tiffany Burleson says:

    Weathered barn door

  44. jeannie williams says:

    coral bells

  45. Adobe – it’s that muddy SW color and pays homage to the creator Abbe.

  46. Michelle Harmon says:

    Lora Jane

  47. Dicksi says:

    It reminds me of eating delicious crab legs…what about CRAB or CRABBY RED?!

  48. Lisa McInturf says:


  49. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    I think, especially in light of this color being introduced during your trip out west,
    “Adobe” is perfect!
    But if you want to stick with an east coast esthetic, my second suggestion is “Brick”.

    Summer Sangeria

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