Favorite Furniture Paint Colors

Facelift Furniture Furniture Colors

Over the past 4 years, Facelift Furniture has emptied many paint cans as countless pieces of furniture have taken on a whole new look

Whether for pieces we’re selling, or for custom orders, these colors are our favorites. We share the brand names and color codes below for those of you who share in the joy of DIY.

Speaking of DIY, our eBook Facelift Your Furniture provides the entire list of products used and steps necessary to refinish with a painted, glazed and distressed look.

The book is normally $9.98, but in honor of all DIY’ers with furniture pieces just waiting for a new look, you can purchase your copy for just $6.49 with code ILOVEDIY. No expiration!

So come one, come all. Grab your cans of paint and glaze, and transform you weary, old furniture with a whole new look!

Our favorites, with links to furniture collections refinished in these colors:

Turquoise – Valspar “Turquoise Tint”  5006-10B

Lime Green – Valspar tinted to match Olympic paint’s “Asaparagus” B68-5 (Lowe’s carried both brands in store and the color can be requested with a store paint specialist).

Off White  Behr “Parchment Paper”  710C-1

Sea Blue– Valspar “Lost Atlantis”  5002-6B

Black – Behr “Black Suede”  SH-790 (a charcoal black)

Barn Red– Valspar “Cut Ruby”  1009-4

Valspar is sold by Lowe’s, and Behr is by Home Depot.

Furniture Paint Colors FLF

Barn Red Antique Four Poster Bed

Barn Red Four Poster Bed - Facelift FurnitureEver since I was a kid, red has been my favorite color.  And any chance I have to refinish a piece in red, my excitement level rises in anticipation of the finished product.

Take this antique four poster bed for example!

I wish I had a before photo for this bed, but a customer snatched up this piece before I had a chance to take it.  For her custom order, she chose Barn Red with Black glaze, wanting the bed lightly distressed.  It would be for a guest bedroom, and I loved her decision to go bold!

When refinished with paint, old furniture like this bed starts to take on a whole new life.  When glazed, the craftsmanship, detail and normal wear on a piece are accentuated, taking the piece to a whole new level of character and charm.

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Refinished Formica Octagon End Table


Green Octogon End TableA great thing about painting, glazing, and distressing furniture is what can be done with dated pieces. Customers are often surprised to learn that old formica laminate surfaces can be painted!

Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 primer makes it possible.

This octogon end table is a great example.  It’s painted in Lowe’s Valspar “Homestead Resort Pale Olive”, which was provided by the owner for her custom order.  It was lightly distressed, and has Espresso colored glaze providing an antiqued look that accents the detailed areas.

The great thing about painting pieces like this is that with this newly upstyled look, you would never know it originally had such a dated surface!

Improvised Red Glaze on Antique Desk painted Black

Black Desk Red Glaze Facelift Furniture

This antique desk, was custom painted for Mike & Bobbi’s kitchen area.  It was painted black, distressed, and with red paint providing glazed look in detailed areas.  Original hardware.





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Chunky Clothing Armoire – Before & After

Half the fun with upstyling old, dated, weary and worn furniture is seeing the potential.  A recent customer saw what could be done with this clothing armoire, and here are photos to show its transformation.

The armoire was painted Off-white, distressed, and with tobacco colored glaze accenting the detailed areas.  All original hardware retained.

More photos below…

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Ornate Bookshelf Refinished in Turquoise & White Glaze

For their custom refinishing order,  Laurel & Stephen wanted a new look for a tall hand crafted bookshelf going in their daughter’s bedroom.  Previously painted white over lots of molding, they chose turquoise with white glaze.  These colors, along with distressing down to the original white and wood tones, gave the piece a whole new life to this ornate piece!

To find out more about how you can your furniture custom refinished, visit our Custom Refinishing page.

Sea Blue Chunky Coffee & End Tables – Before & After

Sea Blue Chunky Before & After - Facelift Furniture

For her custom order, Kara selected these super chunky hexagon and coffee tables we had available for custom refinishing. Her choice of color was Sea Blue with heavy black glaze. These pieces were transformed and came to life with a whole new look!