What are the most popular colors to paint furniture? Here are some fun suggestions to makeover a thrift store find in an afternoon.
I love to paint.
I would rather paint a room than fix a pot roast any day of the week.
Today summer is just around the corner.
Today is about fun and summer and sunshine and lemonade and green grass and color.
If you have a thrift store piece of furniture or a table or chair or random bookshelf just looking for a coat of paint?
This is the POST for you.
Here are a few ideas.
Here are the most popular colors to paint furniture.
What Are the Most Popular Colors To Paint Furniture?
Let’s start at the very beginning (it’s a very good place to start).
Because sometimes when you find an abandoned table or begin a DIY project or re-do a bookshelf….
….you start holding a bunch of paint chips.
And it can be a little overwhelming.
No worries friend.
Paint is your friend—especially paint colors like this.
1. SW 6874 Ardent Coral
I almost sighed when this picture came up.
This is my go-to coral.
It’s the perfect almost orange—but with the slightest hint of pink coral.
2. SW 6855 Dragon Fruit
I love this pink.
I painted the hutch in the gatehouse SW 6855 Dragon Fruit and I love it, too.
It’s the kind of pink you would take out on the town and ask to the dance.
A little can go a long way with this vibrant color so I recommend starting with a piece of furniture.
Kind of like dating it first.
3. SW 6901 Daffodil
Okay….seriously….can we start with the name?
Who wouldn’t love a paint color named after a flower?
This yellow is cheerful and happy and joyful and energetci.
And it looks so pretty when you pair it with navy or gray.
4. SW Atmospheric 6505
It’s fresh and fun and vibrant and full of life.
This blue is such a fun option to add a little summer refresh to a bookshelf.
5. SW 7016 Mindful Gray
I’m all for color, but I like a little neutral in all my rooms during the summer.
This has been my go-to gray for over 10 years.
It doesn’t shout.
It simply whispers to you when you enter the room.
6. SW 7008 Alabaster
I found this piece at a thrift store a while back and now it’s painted SW Alabaster and in the corner of the craft room.
And the best part?
When you open up the doors?
It looks like this.
I added stick-on cork tiles to the doors to help organize all the stuff and messages in the craft room.
You can see the entire before and after here.
7. SW 7016 Extra White
We found these bookcases that needed a little TLC and took them and made them into a built-in on either side of the couch upstairs in the upstairs family room.
Then we painted the bookcases the color of the wals and the molding.
It’s such a popular white color SW 7016 Extra White.
8. SW 6496 Oceanside
I found this mid-century piece at a thrift store for only $15.
You should see how sad it was when I got it.
We added a little color—SW Oceanside to be exact.
9. SW 6244 Naval
Here’s a simple idea to makeover a table in under an hour.
I’ll give you a hint.
Just add painter’s tape and a little SW 6244 Naval.
10. Front Porch SW 7651
This is a plain wood set that I got for a client.
They wanted color in the space and so I painted the chairs and the table the colors of summer.
It’s such a bright and happy makeover.
11. SW 7547 Sandbar
Here’s where this dresser started.
I added a stencil and painted it with a base coat of SW 7547 Sandbar with a gray stencil.
This piece a testimony to the fact that not every furniture find needs to be painted.
Sometimes they just need a little love like this pine dresser.
PS Looking for more project inspiration? I’ve pinned tons of ideas here.