What Colors and Finish Options are available for my Custom Furniture?

So you’ve chosen a gorgeous new custom Furniture Collection, and the question arises:

“I wonder what Colors and Finish Options are available for my new custom Furniture”?

If you have chosen a custom or made-to-order dining or bedroom collection, or even that special accent table or kitchen island, the short answer is pretty much anything.  While that is very true, we have delved into some of the various options that are available.

Some of the most common finish options that we offer here at Kloter Farms (but not limited to), are:

  • Stain
  • Paint
  • Paint & Stain Combinations
  • Distressing
  • Antiquing

Now keep in mind that not all options are available for all furniture pieces out there since different shops may have their own techniques and finish options.

Let’s take a closer look at each of the options.

Click on any of the photos below for more information about that particular piece.

1. Stain

The most common way to finish a piece of fine furniture is by using a stain.  Stains come in many different shades and can sometimes be custom blended to match an existing piece of furniture.

Stained Dining Room Furniture by Kloter Farms
Stained Dining Room Furniture by Kloter Farms
Natural Stained Keystone Collection's Bed by Kloter Farms
Natural Stained Keystone Collection’s Bed by Kloter Farms

 

With the hues of stains ever-changing, the colors are now reaching new levels.  The shades of grey that have become increasingly popular are possible now in stains which means that you can see the beautiful grain of the wood through the richness of the grey color.

Light Grey Finish package on Office Suite by Kloter Farms
Light Grey Finish package on Office Suite by Kloter Farms
Syracuse Bedroom Suite showing a grey finish option by Kloter Farms
Syracuse Bedroom Suite showing a grey finish option by Kloter Farms

Deep rich charcoal and almost black stains are available also as well as many other tones and colors.

Keystone Collection's Rich Espresso Stained Napa Valley Dining Collection by Kloter Farms
Keystone Collection’s Rich Espresso Stained Napa Valley Dining Collection by Kloter Farms
Middleton Bedroom Suite showing a rich finish option by Kloter Farms
Middleton Bedroom Suite showing a rich finish option by Kloter Farms

 

A trend that we see continuing in popularity is what we call “stain-on-stain combination“.  This is when we stain one part of a piece of furniture in one color and accent another portion in a different color for a really nice contrast.

Harkness Bedroom Suite showing a stain-on-stain finish option by Kloter Farms
Harkness Bedroom Suite showing a stain-on-stain finish option by Kloter Farms

CLICK HERE for a sample of the different stain colors available.  Please let us know if you can’t find the stain color that you’re looking for, and we can help you find it.

2. Paint

My Way. My Style.  That’s our motto here at Kloter Farms.  We believe that our customers should have the option to ‘Turn on the Color!’ if they wish.  We love to see customers come in and use their creativity to create their one-of-a-kind collection.

Turn on the Color! Many are the finish options available!
Turn on the Color!  Many are the finish options available!

Or for simplicity’s sake, choose a single color for a dramatic effect.

Black Pointe Bedroom Suite in a painted finish option by Kloter Farms
Black Pointe Bedroom Suite in a painted finish option by Kloter Farms

 

When it comes to paint colors, if Sherwin Williams has it, we have it.  The options are endless.

3. Paint & Stain Combination

Unsure whether you want to use a paint or stain, why not do both?  This option allows you to choose a color that really ‘pops’ and yet embrace the natural beauty of the wood at the same time.

Provence Dining Collection by Kloter Farms
Provence Dining Collection by Kloter Farms
Paint & Stain Combination on a Coffee Table by Kloter Farms
Paint & Stain Combination on a Coffee Table by Kloter Farms

 

4. Distressing

One of the huge benefits of ordering custom-made furniture is the ability to embrace look of an antique and yet capitalizing on the advantages of modern technology and construction.  Through different techniques the warm look of age can be brought to a brand new piece of furniture.

Distressed Table Top by Kloter Farms
Distressed Table Top by Kloter Farms

 

Many of the shops that we use offer different levels of distressing.  On our furniture (with exception of our pine pieces) we pretty much offer three different levels to keep things simple; light, medium, & heavy.

Just as the descriptions suggest, the levels of distressing have varying degrees of distress and burnishing.  The pictures below show a hutch door from our Keystone Collection illustrating the varying degrees of distressing that they offer.

Hutch Door showing Light Distressing
Hutch Door showing Light Distressing (notice that the distress marks are light and there is very little burnishing on the corners)
Hutch Door showing Medium Distressing
Hutch Door showing Medium Distressing (notice the additional burnishing on the corners and additional distress marks on the face of the panel)

 

 

 

Hutch Door showing Heavy Distressing
Hutch Door showing Heavy Distressing (notice the heavy burnishing on the corners and the numerous distress markings on the face of the panel)

 

Like we mentioned above, some shops offer different levels of distressing and others may not.  We have found that while the distressing is left up to the interpretation of the artisan crafting the piece, it always comes out as a beautiful work of art.

 

Pine- Distress vs. Antiquing

A question that we often get from customers coming into the store or visiting our website is “what is the difference in the finish options for the distressed pine furniture vs. the antiqued pine furniture”?

The two photos below fairly plainly show the difference.  While the colors are different, the concept holds true for the different levels of distressing.

*Notice on the black 32″ Corner Hutch the heavy amount of “rub-through” and burnishing around the doors, edges, and the knob while the white 18″ Corner Hutch shows only mild distressing on the knob and edges.

18" Corner Pine Hutch in a distressed finish
18″ Vintage Corner Pine Hutch in a distressed finish
32" Vintage Corner Pine Hutch in an antiqued finish
32″ Vintage Corner Pine Hutch in an antiqued finish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE to see some of the colors available for some of our pine furniture.

Another illustration below shows one shop’s variation on the finish options available for painted pieces.  Again not all shops offer all options.  Some offer only one option or the other.

Distressed Paint on Pine
Vintage Distressed Paint on Pine
Antique Paint on Pine
Vintage Antique Paint on Pine

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we mentioned before, the options are pretty much endless when it comes to finish options on custom furniture.  For more information give us a call, or come in and see us so we can explain the options further.

 

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