Jenni Ingram
Jenni Ingram
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  • Wexford, PA


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Have you noticed blush pink is super popular right now?!? When you are selecting a new color for painted furniture you are NOT limited to the color chart. You can mix custom colors to your heart's content! Here are my tips for mixing custom paint colors...

blush vanity custom color mixing, bathroom ideas

At first I was thinking this piece needed a dark top and base - a typical farmhouse look. But instead, I changed it up and made a gorgeous custom Blush pink color. 

blush vanity custom color mixing, bathroom ideas

Here is the before vanity. It looked like someone had already started to work on it - but got a little overwhelmed and quit. The mirror was missing, and someone had tried to start to remove the veneer, unfortunately leaving deep gouges in the wood. So I decided I had to make a new top.  My full blog post has all the details on how I rebuilt the top with pine.

blush vanity custom color mixing, bathroom ideas

To mix your own colors, first use a clean container (save those kitchen jars) and START WITH YOUR LIGHTEST COLOR. I started this mix with favorite antique white - pouring about 1/2 cup. (All paint brands and color names are listed in my full blog post)

To learn more about how to choose the PERFECT paint color for your piece, so you can get the professional look you want, join our upcoming workshop!

blush vanity custom color mixing, bathroom ideas

Then slowly ADD YOUR DARKER COLORS. Start with just a tablespoon at a time. The dark colors are so saturated, it goes a lot farther than you may think. Isn't this red milk paint luxe and bold!?!

blush vanity custom color mixing, bathroom ideas

MIX IT UP. I just use a popsicle stick (or paint stick) to mix the paint together. No special tools needed. 

blush vanity custom color mixing, bathroom ideas

And here is my final Beautiful Blush color ...

blush vanity custom color mixing, bathroom ideas

All the details on this piece are just lovely, accented with just a little distressing.

blush vanity custom color mixing, bathroom ideas

My rebuilt finished top turned out beautiful too with a coat of water-based stain and top coat. Again those details are in my full blog post, - just click the the link below.

I hope this blush project gives you confidence to mix your own custom colors.

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Suggested materials:

  • Paint
  • Container
  • Paint stick

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1 question
  • Meredith
    on Mar 5, 2017

    I love the color! Did you make chalk paint with this or did you just prime the piece first? What did you seal it with? Thanks!

    • Jenni Ingram
      on Mar 5, 2017

      Thank you!! This is General Finishes Milk Paint, I lightly sand before application. But it doesn't need a sealer!

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  • Sharon
    on May 11, 2019

    Really pretty! Might I suggest something I learned from experience? Write down the names and proportions of the paints used for mixing the perfect color for future reference. I have a filing cabinet that was a yard sale find that I painted in a deep red. I would like to paint the base of my thrift found desk chair to match, but have no idea the brand of chalk paint I used, much less the color of red I started with or how much black I added to it. Ah, well, live and learn!

  • Joanie
    on Jun 2, 2019

    I love the makeover.......the pink paint is so dainty and girlish......the design of the legs I fell in love with, they are so pretty. The only thing that would NAIL this is crystal knobs. What a beauty!!

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