The super-nice ladies at the Dixie Belle Paint Company call their product “easy-peasy paint.”

It says so right there on the can.


I totally disagree.

Oh, sure … Dixie Belle Paint is easy to apply, adheres wonderfully with very little prep and self-levels to a smooth, elegant finish every time.

Painting with Dixie Belle IS easy-peasy.

But choosing a color is NOT!

Especially now with 13 new colors added to the Dixie Belle rainbow!

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We carry all 55 colors of Dixie Belle Paint at our shop All Things New Again in Leesburg, Virginia—and we teach several techniques at our monthly Learn How to Paint Furniture Class.

(If you don’t live near Leesburg, no worries! Here’s the link to find all of Dixie Belle’s products. They ship all over the country.)

Dixie Belle Paint | Chalk and Mineral Paint | Color Chart 2017It used to be if you wanted to paint something gray, all you had to do was decide: light, medium or dark.

(AKA Driftwood, Mason Dixon Gray or Hurricane Gray)

NOW there’s also Stormy Seas and Gravel Road and Savannah Mist and Manatee, which is the color I used on this heavily distressed headboard.

Headboard painted with Dixie Belle Paint's new color Manatee Gray and heavily distressed

I’m really only halfway complaining here. I do love all of the new colors.

It’s just … choosing one to paint with is SO HARD because they are


We all know my favorite-favorite color always is dark blue so Bunker Hill Blue is my go-to color for projects I paint at home. Here it is over pinky-purpley Plum Crazy on a little rocker I painted as part of my recent dining room makeover.

Dixie Belle Paint | Chalk and Mineral Paint | Bunker Hill Blue over Plum Crazy | Navy blue painted furniture makeovers | All Things New Again, Leesburg VA

But check out the new color Muscadine Wine on these matching tables my mom painted last week.

Matching tables painted in Muscadine Wine, one of 13 new colors from Dixie Belle Paint

I may have to re-think my favorite-favorite color always.

My mom always says her favorite color is whatever color she is painting with at the moment.

Of course, these little tables—painted in Vintage Duck Egg, Sand Bar and Midnight Sky—made her head spin. Three stunning colors all swirled together perfectly on the same project.

Dixie Belle Paint | Chalk and Mineral Paint | Vintage Duck Egg | Painted Furniture Makeovers | All Things New Again, Leesburg VA

Dixie Belle Paint Company | Chalk and Mineral Paint | Vintage Duck Egg over Sand Bar | Painted Furniture Ideas | All Things New Again, Leesburg VAHow can anyone choose a favorite?

This is the problem I’m facing right now. (I know—it’s a tough problem to have, right?)

What color(s) do I paint this little table I picked up this week?

queen-ann-table_before-shotDo I go classic and elegant with creamy-dreamy Dropcloth like my mom did with this dresser?

Dixie Belle Paint Company | Chalk and Mineral Paint | Dropcloth | DIY Painted Furniture Makeovers | Vintage Dresser Painted White with Stained Top | Creamy Off-White Painted Furniture | All Things New Again, Leesburg VADo I go with a bold color like I did on this French Provincial nightstand I painted Amethyst and sealed with high-gloss poly for maximum shine?

Dixie Belle Paint Company | Chalk and Mineral Paint | Amethyst | Purple Painted Furniture Ideas | French Provincial nightstand painted purple | All Things New Again, Leesburg VAOr keep it subtle and stunning with Mud Puddle on the legs and Chocolate on top like I did with this cocktail table?

Dixie Belle Paint Company | Chalk and Mineral Paint | Painted Furniture Makeovers | Painted Coffee Tables | My head is spinning with all of the amazing color choices.

Will you please help me out here?

What color should I paint the table?

Let me know what you think in the comments. I just might go with your idea because I can’t decide on my own!

What do you think?

Choosing a Dixie Belle color is not as easy-peasy at it seems, is it? 🙂

<3 Courtney

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All Things New Again is a family-owned furniture and paint boutique in Leesburg, Virginia (about an hour or so west of Washington, DC). We carry several lines of paint for your next DIY project, including easy-peasy, makes-everything-look-beautiful Dixie Belle Paint.
We also teach a Learn How to Paint Furniture class each month. We cover all of the basics of learning how to paint furniture and you practice several techniques the pros use to transform furniture from “eh” to “ooh la la!”. Please join us!

2 thoughts on “Everything About Dixie Belle Paint Is Easy-Peasy—Except Choosing A Color!

    1. Hi Wendi! I guess having SO MANY pretty colors is a good problem to have, right? 🙂 I haven’t had a chance to try Haint Blue yet…so many colors, not enough time! But Sea Glass is one of my all-time favorites. It looks pretty on EVERYTHING! ~Courtney

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