I have a confession to make. Blue is my favorite color. It has been for years now.
I’m actually surprised looking at my furniture portfolio that there isn’t MORE blue painted furniture. But I do have a variety of shades and pieces to share with you, so you can see them in action. I actually don’t think you can go wrong with any of these colors.
Let’s start with the lightest blue and work our way to the darkest. Haint Blue is a beautiful light blue that reminds me of the sky on a clear sunny day. It’s not just for little boy’s rooms either, as you can see on this secretary desk.
This dresser had an original re-do in a beige color called Putty, but when that didn’t sell I repainted in Haint blue and added those vintage-y appliques. You can read all about it here.
This piece got lots of layers of goodness, but it all started with Haint Blue. It is a perfect base for the blue Moonshine Metallics, Pacific and Caribbean.
You might recognize this table from the cover of my Comprehensive Guide to Dixie Belle Chalk Paint. Click the picture to get your free copy:
This blue is a lovely gray-blue that’s easy to blend with neutrals and earth tones in your decor. Here I have used it with no waxes or tints, and just a little distressing. But you could achieve all kinds of looks with different topcoats and techniques. Full project details here.
Ahhhh, my favorite of favorites, turquoise blue. I used white wax and dark wax to achieve the shading on this dresser. One of the first projects I posted about on this blog, you can learn about this easy peasy technique here.
This color leans toward cobalt blue, but isn’t too bright. This desk was a doozy! Moving it, painting it, delivering it. It was all a huge undertaking. You can read about the adventures here.
Here you can see how well Bunker Hill Blue pairs with Moonshine Metallic Gold Digger. The stencil adds a lot of detail as well.
Sometimes simple is best, so here I paired classic navy blue with a classic straight-lined dresser, and finished it off with a little rose gold bling. This is such a gorgeous true shade of navy blue furniture paint.
I have another navy blue painted furniture piece – this dresser. Similar to the MCM credenza above, but I used In the Navy and a brown glaze over the gold metallic stencil. I love the variation and character the glaze added.
As you can tell by the name, this one is a blue-black color, like the night sky. I painted this pair of dressers, and added copper knobs and cup pulls for a modern farmhouse look. This project pre-dated the blog, so this picture will have to tell the story.
Just for fun, here are a couple more blue pieces. These accent tables used both Dusty Blue and Stormy Seas in combination with waxes and metallics to achieve this look.
These cute little bombays started with Stormy Seas as well, and then got a layer of Hurricane Gray and black glaze.
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