I think that the name of the colour that you need is "Eau de Nil", which I guess translates as 'water of the Nile'. Very popular with the Department of Infrastructure here in Victoria for painting the interiors of schools. It was also very common on the surfaces of drawing boards ['way back when people drew plans by hand,] because it is restful on the eyes. As has been suggested by 'Shipwrecked', you may have to get some matt white paint tinted, and add your own favourite friction medium.
I could be wrong but I think the Blake's paint book suggests you can use any of their enamels as deck paint with the addition of the grit. It won't self chalk of course but give you a better colour choice. Can't find the book to confirm though.
Interesting choice of colour - would be interested to see how that turned out.
Can you not actually mix different shades of deck paint from the same manufacturer? I was intending to pose this question myself when it comes to ordering my supplies, as the cream on Crystal's coachroof and deck is just a bit too creamy for me - something a little lighter would be more in keeping.
First you pick your colour then get any durable paint that will withstand being knocked about in the colour you desire. Preferably something UV resistant (and water proof!?) . Then get 10kg or more of dry bird cage sand and one large metal colander. Paint the deck in 1m square sections then spinkle the sand generously through the colander over the wet paint. Continue untill all the area is completed and has a generous layer throughout. Wait a couple of days then hoover off the surplus sand without knocking the stuck sand. Wait another day for paint to harden then paint the surface again using same paint. Job done, no messing, lovely colour of your choice, none-slip, now go sailing and you will now find why your chosen colour is not available generally. Maybe? <font color="green"> </font>
Back in the 60's we used to make our own - clean washed silver sand ( from the local pet shop, its for putting in bird cages !) mixed into yacht enamel of whatever colour. Add some undercoat if it is too shiny / bright but no more than 25% or the frost will lift it....
I seem to remember 'North Atlantic Grey' was very popular.
Im useing paint with washed corsican sand.
On this new boat ,a 1946 fplkboat the previous owner and fool,that admited knowing nothing about woodenboats nor sailing striped the old canvas 0ff and replaced it with unproofed canvas he then painted it with international deckpaint all with advise from a traditional boat supply sh0p,
It seems so long as a product costs a fortune its the best!
Having got fed up with getting cold showers when it rained,and lasy weekend waking up at 1am in an inch of water on my bunk and water pouring into my sleeping bag water resistent cover,then hitting my head,i took back the canvas and have begun replacing the joins.
I found traces of the old covering it was oil paper!and still g0og today covered with proofed canvas(gone now) The international deck paints good (should be at the price)but has cracked?The areas ive painted with normal paint and washed sand hasn't and has a far better grip as well as looking better the internationals rather course and sparse.
I never would have thought of useing oil "paper" wonder if you can still find it or make it??
after a Google search, found the following.
'Oil paper is paper coated with gelatin. Unfortunately oil paper is no longer available however it is very possible to make oil paper by various methods of paper coating. It is a time consuming and messy process and I have never had much success with hand coating.'
Crushed walnut shells are the normal additive here for non-skid decks. You can purchase it by the litre at your local fibre-glass supply shop. You just mix it in with your gel-coat or Endura paint to the consistency you want and roll it on. I've done it several times on different boats.