Dixie Belle has quite a selection of whites, and it can be hard to choose just the right look for your project. To make things easier, today I’m giving you examples of how they each look on a project. If you’re going over a dark wood with any of these colors, I recommend using white BOSS first. This will seal in the wood tanins and ensure you get a true color on top with no bleed-through.
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Cotton is a true cool-toned white. It is great for contrast against dark stain, and for a crisp clean look. It looks great distressed too. Check out this china cabinet that my client uses for game storage in her finished basement. You can see the full project here.
Fluff is still crisp and clean, but it has a warm undertone. It also looks great against stain. I would choose Fluff over Cotton if the other colors in your room décor are warmer or lean toward earth tones. This TV console started its life black, as you can see in this before and after shot. But Fluff truly gave it a fresh and modern feel.
Drop Cloth is a little bit darker than Fluff, and adds even more warmth to a space. It is Dixie Belle’s most popular color, so you really can’t go wrong with it. I never would have thought to do this combination of stain, paint and distressing on an MCM piece, but my client requested it and I love how it turned out! This average to amazing makeover can be seen here.
Here is how Drop Cloth looks with the crackle medium and a coat of Chocolate Brown underneath. You can read about this technique here.
Apparently, I can keep going with Drop Cloth for days! I loved this trestle desk so much I kept it for my office. Sometimes I just can’t part with a piece.
Buttercream is the warmest of the creams with a slight yellow undertone and is just a shade darker than Drop Cloth. This little farmhouse end table was a true trash to treasure transformation you can read about here.
Another example of Buttercream is this amazing buffet. The detailed carvings on this one had me at hello. Get the lowdown on this transformation here.
Sawmill Gravy is another cream color, but it has a browner undertone with no yellow in it. This one is a favorite of mine for the farmhouse look as well. You can see the full sofa table makeover here.
Here’s an example of the Sawmill Gravy with a stained gray top on this cute little planked end table. Just as beautiful as the dark stain combination!
If you love yourself some neutrals, please Pin! I update this post periodically with new projects.