As the leaves change and the cooler mornings and evenings set in, I’m inspired to embrace all things fall. One of my favorite colors for fall is a mustard yellow, like the golden yellow leaves that fall from the trees. And, there’s no better way to embrace the warmth and richness of fall than with golden yellow paint colors. This vibrant and earthy color can transform any piece of furniture into something new. In this blog post, we will explore mustard yellow painted furniture and hopefully you’ll be inspired to use this color in your home this fall.
And before we get started, if you are totally new to painting furniture check out this post for helpful tips on getting started on the right foot: Chalk Mineral Paint Basics.
Mustard Yellow Paint
Mustard yellow is a very warm, earthy, rich color. It has become a popular choice for furniture makeovers. This color is like autumn leaves. It adds warmth and brightness to any room. And It can fit in with many design styles, such as rustic, modern, or vintage.
A piece of furniture painted in mustard yellow can be the main attraction of a room or a complimentary piece. Whether it’s a small side table, a cozy armchair, or a large dresser, mustard yellow paint breathes new life into furniture, infusing your space with a touch of fall year-round.
Mustard Yellow Chalk Paint
Nearly all the most well-known chalk and chalk mineral furniture paint brands offer a color of paint that is shade of deep golden or mustard yellow.
Great Mustard Yellow Chalk Mineral Paints To Try:
- Wise Owl’s ‘Goldenrod, Dijon, and Turmeric
- Country Chic’s Fresh Mustard
- Dixie Belle’s Chalk Mineral Paint in Colonel Mustard
- Dixie Belle Silk Paint in Mojave-this one is a little more brownish yellow
- Annie Sloan’s Arles and Satin Paint in Carnaby Yellow
- Fusion’s Mineral Paint’s Mustard
- Amy Howard’s Holey Moley
Each shade of mustard yellow is a little different,. Some of these mustard yellows are a bit warmer and deeper tones than others. But the yellow we are talking about here is not a summery, bright yellow but a deep, rich warm yellow that reminds us of fall.
Mustard Yellow Chalk Painted Home Décor
Mustard yellow paint is not just for furniture. It is a great choice for painted fall home décor. It is the perfect color for painting pumpkins, a classic fall decoration.
Also picture frames, flower pots, and vases can also be painted in mustard yellow for a quick and affordable seasonal update.
With mustard yellow painted furniture or home décor, your home can feel like fall all year round.
What Colors Does Mustard Yellow Chalk Paint Coordinate With?
Mustard yellow as we said, is a warm and vibrant hue. As such, it pairs well with a variety of other colors and finishes in the home. Pair mustard yellow furniture with cool tones like cool grays or dusty blue walls and your space will look more modern and bright. But for a bolder look, consider pairing it with other rich jewel tones like emerald green or deep magenta or navy.
Also I love to pair mustard yellow with wood finishes and stains. They complement mustard yellow beautifully. Dark woods like walnut or mahogany can provide a gorgeous contrast, while lighter woods like oak or pine can work well also. Next, we’ll talk about how to paint furniture with mustard yellow paint.
How To Prep Furniture For Mustard Yellow Chalk Paint
So let’s talk about the basic steps in prepping furniture for painting. Remember not every step is necessary for every piece of furniture:
- Remove any hardware
- Clean it thoroughly to ensure there’s no dust, grease, or grime that could interfere with the paint’s adhesion.
- Apply wood glue or wood filler to any gouges or nicks if needed. Then sand smooth once dry.
- If the furniture has a glossy finish, give it a light sanding to create a surface the paint can stick to. You can also sand out any scratches or rough spots.
- If needed, apply a primer if necessary, especially if the existing color is dark or bold.
When To Prime Before Painting Furniture
Priming is always a good idea, but not always necessary. Some painters always prime for each and every makeover. The choice is yours.
Primer is helpful if you are painting over a dark finish or a wood finish that will bleed through, like mahogany.
If you choose to primer for mustard yellow paint, use a light gray or white primer color, or you can use clear. I tend to use light gray the most. Check out this post for more help on primers – Primer For Painted Furniture.
How To Paint Furniture With Mustard Yellow Chalk Paints
Once your prep work is done, use a good quality synthetic brush or a foam roller to apply the mustard yellow paint. Begin with a thin, even layer, and let it dry completely before applying another coat. each paint brand will have different dry time, so read the label for re-coating and cure times.
For a richer, deeper color, you may want to apply multiple coats. Remember to allow adequate drying time between each coat to achieve a smooth and professional-looking finish. I most often do at least two coats and sometimes three depending on the coverage.
Finally, seal your masterpiece with a clear protective finish to maintain its freshly painted look and protect it from wear and tear. This finish can be a poly sealant or a wax. Whichever you prefer and also dependent on which paint brand you chose. Read this post for more help on which topcoat to use – Protect And Seal Painted Furniture.
Mustard Yellow Painted Furniture Makeovers
Next, let’s check out some mustard and golden yellow painted furniture makeovers.
Summary – Mustard Yellow Painted Furniture
A furniture piece painted in mustard yellow painted brings the warm, rich colors of fall into your home. It evokes a sense of richness and comfort. And, painting a piece of furniture mustard yellow can add a gorgeous pop of color as well as create a statement piece.
With the right preparation, paint, and tools, any furniture piece can be transformed into something new. I hope this blog post inspired you to add this beautiful warm color to your space this fall!