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What Color Should I Paint My Furniture?

 

What color should I paint this?

That’s a question that I hear day and day out, year in year out, and there’s not always an easy answer.

When deciding what color to paint a piece of furniture, the decision has more to do with the person you’re painting it for, and the room it’s going to be used in, than it does the actual piece of furniture itself.

Some questions to ask yourself:

What is the style of home that it’s going to go into?

What is the favorite color of the person you are designing it for?

What room in their home will it be used in, and what other pieces and decor is in that room? What other styles and colors are used in that room?

Will this be a statement piece, or is this a piece they want to blend in with the other furnishings?

There are so many things to factor in to the decision of what color to paint a piece, such as: .

If you’re wanting a piece to just blend in, of course the neutrals can be the answer. Browns, beiges, the grays and even blacks or whites. If it’s a farmhouse decor, of course, you’ve got your grays, and your blacks or whites. Is it going in an eclectic style home? BoHo style, where bright colors will do? Then, you have the freedom to choose anything that your heart desires!

Other things to keep in mind:

Are you going to be decoupaging anything,  or using a transfer, or are you adding molds?

Does the piece have a lot of embellishments that you’ll be using gold, silver or other colors to accentuate?

Are you wanting it to look distressed and vintage, or shiny and new?

Those are some of the major factors in your color decision.

What color should I paint this? That’s a question that I hear day and day out, year in year out, and there’s not always an easy answer.

When deciding what color to paint a piece of furniture, the decision has more to do with the person you’re painting it for, and the room it’s going to be used in, than it does the actual piece of furniture itself.

Some questions to ask yourself:

What is the style of home that it’s going to go into?

What is the favorite color of the person you are designing it for?

What room in their home will it be used in, and what other pieces and decor is in that room? What other styles and colors are used in that room?

Will this be a statement piece, or is this a piece they want to blend in with the other furnishings?

There are so many things to factor in to the decision of what color to paint a piece.

If you’re wanting a piece to just blend in, of course the neutrals can be the answer. Browns, beiges, the grays and even blacks or whites. If it’s a farmhouse decor, of course, you’ve got your grays, and your blacks or whites. Is it going in an eclectic style home? BoHo style, where bright colors will do? Then, you have the freedom to choose anything that your heart desires!

Other things to keep in mind:

Are you going to be decoupaging anything,  or using a transfer, or are you adding molds?

Does the piece have a lot of embellishments that you’ll be using gold, silver or other colors to accentuate?

Are you wanting it to look distressed and vintage, or shiny and new?

Those are some of the major factors in your color decision.

As an example, check out these Dixie Belle Colors that you can choose from to match the new Belles & Whistles transfers and decoupage papers to help with color selection! (Thanks to Brushed by Brandy for designing these!)

In the end, any color can look good on any style of furniture, and at the end of the day, it is still always your decision as an artist.  The furniture is your canvas. Do whatever makes your heart happy,  or your client’s heart happy. Your piece will always come out beautiful, and if it doesn’t? It’s just paint, right? You can paint it again! Enjoy!

As an example, check out these Dixie Belle Colors that you can choose from to match the new Belles & Whistles transfers and decoupage papers to help with color selection! (Thanks to Brushed by Brandy for designing these!)

In the end, any color can look good on any style of furniture, and at the end of the day, it is still always your decision as an artist.  The furniture is your canvas. Do whatever makes your heart happy,  or your client’s heart happy. Your piece will always come out beautiful, and if it doesn’t? It’s just paint, right? You can paint it again! Enjoy!

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