What’s Hot: Dip Dye Designs

There’s a big trend going on right now in retail and among the do-it-yourself crowd, and it’s the two tone dipped paint treatment in furniture and accessories.  The technique is referred to around the design community as “dipped” or “dip dye” and it combines the best of both worlds in home decorating – wood tones and pretty paint colors.


dip dye chairs bhg


This trend is a cousin of the ombre fad and the enthusiasm for using colored dye to dip textiles or clothing.  The dipped look for furniture is a simple DIY treatment involving two ingredients: painter’s tape and your vibrant paint color of choice.  

To get the look, simply choose the point where you want to stop the paint color and keep the wood exposed.   Choose one-third or halfway up as your starting point where you want the paint to stop and apply the tape.  Next, simply paint the chair or table legs for a fun dose of color.   

The same treatment works on console tables, stools, and home accessories as well, and brings a fun two tone look to a store bought furniture or decor. 


dipped chair legs


Looking for retail options instead?  Here is a roundup of dipped furniture and accessories available for the home!

 dipped accessories

From top left: Bread Board, Terrain, $228; Spice Cellar, Leif, $45; Dipped Wood Knife Block, Terrain, $20; Dipped Servers, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, $38; Candleholders, Bo Concept, $19 each; Dip Dyed Stool, Serena & Lily, $68; Blue Vases, West Elm, $24-89; Perette Container, Woonwinkel, $168; Windsor Love Seat, Anthropologie, $1,498;  Milking Stool, Um Project;


Are you a fan of this creative and fun two tone dip dye trend?   



12 Responses to “ What’s Hot: Dip Dye Designs ”

  1. Not a fan of something so trendy. It will be out of style before it even begins.

  2. i love dipped pieces. i recently dipped tappered legs to a vintage danish modern bench. In green awning green. take a peek! thanks for sharings

  3. You just gave me a great idea. I have a couple of large metal kitchen spoons that I hardly ever use because they hurt my hand when stirring with them. They aren’t actually sharp, but feel that way when stirring. I think I’ll get some of the rubber paint & put it on the handles. That should solve that problem. Thanks for sharing. I don’t think painting just the legs of say a chair or cabinet or dresser would be trendy. Beautiful.

  4. I love this look! It’s so unexpected, and so fun. Especially if you don’t want to commit to an entire piece being one bright color. I recently spray painted a thrift store table a dark gray and added a pop of color by dip dying the legs with lime green for my porch. So fun!

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