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California Paints produces the highest quality interior paint, exterior paint, industrial and specialty products. Founded in Cambridge, MA in 1926, for over 80 years, California Paints has been a leading innovator in the paint industry.

Our interior paint and exterior paint choices offer everything today’s consumer requires including Low VOC paint and a wide range of paint colors.

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Why California Paints?

California Paints provides the highest quality interior and exterior architectural coatings for consumer and professional application.

In contrast to its name, California Paints originated in 1926 in Cambridge, MA as an offshoot of California Stucco Products of New England. The New England company, a franchisee of California Stucco Products of California, specialized in colored stuccos and interior plasters.

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Striving to continuously satisfy the customer, California Paints is sold exclusively through independent dealers. The independent dealer is an expert, quality-oriented purveyor of paints, best suited to helping customers create beautiful environments with California’s paint and stain products.

California Paints is part of ICP’s Building Solutions Group, with operations headquartered in Andover, MA. The company is a compilation of industry-leading brands that deliver high-performance professional products and services for building envelope, flooring & cementitious, and sport surface applications.

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Historic Authority

Throughout history, interior and exterior paint colors have been influenced by the social, political, cultural, artistic and literary trends of the time.

Known as the paint industry’s historic color authority, California Paints is dedicated to providing authentic and documented historic colors from the 1600s to 1985. In historic New England, you can find authentic colors for your home, whether renovating a home where authenticity is important or for a new home to have traditional colors.

The Historic Colors of America guide provides general descriptions of the architectural styles of homes and buildings found across America. There are overlapping brackets of time and many interior and exterior colors were popular in more than one era.

Historic Colors of America

The 20th century marks one hundred years of social change, technological advances, and cultural diversity.

The 20th Century Colors of America guide provides historic documentation for the signature colors featured in California Paints’ 20th Century Colors of America.

20th Century Colors of America

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Digital Fan Deck

Use the California Paints online Digital Fan Deck to find the perfect color for your project! Choose a color. Find color details. Pick a room photo to see color applied.*

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Whether you are searching for timeless classics or undiscovered trends, paint colors to suit any taste can be viewed in the online color center.

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In addition to California Paints distinguished “Inspirations” palette of over 1,300 colors, they offer 279 distinct shades featured in two historic color collections, fully verified by the archivists and historians at Historic New England, the oldest historic preservation society in the United States.

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* On-screen and printer color representations may vary from actual paint colors. We strongly recommend that you view actual color samples before making a final color selection.

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