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How to Pick a Colour Scheme for Your Painted Furniture

How to Pick a Colour Scheme for Your Painted Furniture

After moving home or when revamping an existing property, colour is all important. Our choice of colour scheme reflects our personalities, creates mood and is the first thing people notice when walking into a room. If you’ve already bought your painted furniture, you can alter the colour of your walls, soft furnishings and accessories for a whole new look. If on the other hand you’re in the position of being able to start from scratch, you can incorporate the colour of the painted furniture into your entire colour palette. Either way, it’s best to start by deciding what kind of ambience you want for your space and thinking about how it fits in with the surrounding décor. It’s possible to change a colour scheme whilst maintaining a theme throughout your home, for example industrial, contemporary, rustic, minimalist or Scandi. Below is some inspiration to help you to make a confident decision about choosing a colour for your painted furniture.


Pale greys, creams and white continue to be popular choices for painted furniture. They pretty much go with anything and are ideal for minimalist and Scandi style décors with their crisp, clean appeal. To create a cosier feel, team up with wood flooring in a mid-tone such as oak or add a contrasting rug, throws or soft furnishings in a warm colour such as mustard or maroon. Neutral painted furniture colours are a safe choice and are ideal for the less adventurous but they do not have to be boring. It’s the whole look that creates the ambience, not the individual parts and the beauty of neutral painted furniture is that you can use it as a starting point to build whatever style of interior décor appeals to you.

Modo Painted Bedroom Furniture


Cool Tones

Pale grey painted furniture also works well as part of a cool colour scheme. Cool colours are those similar to the sky or the ocean, such as blue, indigo, purple and green, which go well with pale grey. Add some botanical greens in the form of pot plants or printed curtains or scatter cushions to create a more calming colour scheme to mirror the colours of a coastal landscape.

Mottisfont Painted Larder


Warm Things Up

For those who prefer a more cosy look, mustard, ochre and warm greens are examples of colours that add instant warmth and a homely feel to your home décor. Painted furniture in these shades can add to an existing warm colour palette, picking out colours from rugs, walls or accessories. Don’t be afraid to mix warm colours with cooler colours but make sure you stick to perhaps three or four colours in total to avoid making your space look cluttered.

Painted Larder



Navy is hugely on-trend for painted furniture and has been for some time now. Having your furniture painted in a dark shade such as navy may feel like a risky move but the key is to balance it with large areas of neutral. You could paint the walls in a neutral colour and just keep one feature wall. Lighter shades of rugs and flooring can also be used to offset darker shades of painted furniture.

Painted Kitchen Island


Look on the Bright Side

Furniture4YourHome can create painted furniture in any colour of your choice, so there’s every opportunity to be bold! You can mix and match different colours within your space to create a vibrant look. Again, the key is to not go for too many colours, which would create a cluttered look. The red and yellow stools in the picture stand out beautifully against the more sombre navy kitchen island and create a cheerful breakfast bar