During and immediately after the American War of independence the colours of the hulls would either be quite generic like wood or white with black stripes or would follow the British colours. Later on, they started adopting a black hull with white stripes, with black or white masts and wood, white or black Tops, Bands and Yards.
US Navy Paint Set
Below is a list of the paint bundle's contents, as well as a guide to its usage with US Navy vessels, as shown in the above image.
950 Matt black: Hull, masts and anchors
820 off-white: Hull, masts, lifeboats
310 (Panzer Aces) Old Wood: Deck
315 (Panzer Aces): Light Wood: Sails
984 Flat Brown: Wooden deck elements and lifeboat inners
Army Painter Pure Red: Gun Carriages and gun ports