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Two popular searches which bring viewers to my blog are "Charles Faudree favorite colors" and "Algerian Red paint number." I don't have an exhaustive list of his favorite paint colors. All of these paints are by Pratt and Lambert. I remember the stir in the design community caused when the company was bought by Sherwin Williams. One major paint store in Tulsa stopped carrying the brand! I spec'ed the paint and used it after the take over, but stopped using Pratt and Lambert not long after I moved to this area. The nearest retailer stopped carrying Pratt and Lambert paint and those who do are quite a distance from me. Though Pratt and Lambert has changed their paint line names and numbers, paint stores which carry the line usually have the old formulas and can mix the paint.
First on the list is Algerian Red, 1897. This was the wow color which grabbed everyone's attention.
|Charles Faudree, Algerian Red|
Algerian Red is a deep, rich, blue red with little white and is very similar to the red found in the drummer boy military jackets he collected. As it has so little white, it is necessary to prime before painting. The color is similar to Ralph Lauren's hunting coat red. This color pairs well with black doors,blue and white china and crisp white trim.
|Benjamin Moore Ivory White, 925 via Homebunch|
Benjamin Moore 925 is an excellent pairing...
|Benjamin Moore White Dove, OC-17|
As is OC-17, white dove.
Ralph Lauren, Hunting Coat Red
|Ralph Lauren, Hunting Coat Red|
the Thoroughbred Collection
How different is the Pantone color of the year Marsala from Algerian Red? Well, Marsala is a color which is one we would say is muddier, and a bit paler, as you can see below.