Colour Choices

All our Made-to-order furniture has a range of finishing touches to choose from. You can individualise your build so your piece takes pride of place in your home.

Mahogany has a distinctive and rich appearance that has long been synonymous with quality furniture making. A dense hardwood that is perfect for furniture construction and still versatile enough to give a range of colour variation once the finishing process is applied.

Bespoke library style bookcase with open shelves and 4 cupboards.

Wood Stain Finishes

Traditional wood staining methods allow us to achieve a wide range of mahogany variations, and our favourites are here for you to choose from:

Light Mahogany

Emphasises the wood grain with lots of caramel/flame overtones. With age and in normal conditions this colour tends to darken and mellow.

Tan Mahogany

Wonderfully rich and warm, highlighting the evocative ‘flame’ of mahogany.

Mid Brown Mahogany

Traditional, rich brown with a hint of caramel/flame. The mahogany colour we are used to seeing in many of our stately homes in the UK.

Coffee Mahogany

A rich finish, slightly lighter than the dark mahogany, showing the full beauty of the grain to be seen in normal lighting conditions.

Dark Mahogany

The slightest hint of flame under bright light. Grain less visible but a powerful colour.

We are extremely proud of our quality 10-step finishing process. This includes 3 filling/sealing stages, 4 different sanding grades, colour spraying, lacquering and finally hand polishing and buffing – to give a luxurious finish with a slight sheen.

There is nothing like seeing our wood finishes in real life. Request your free wood samples today.

Painted Finishes

Looking for something more contemporary, but want all the benefits of a solid mahogany build? We offer a durable painted finish. Applied over 6 stages, our paint finishes are delivered with pride and come in the options below.

Traditional twin panel mahogany Sleigh bed with delicate spiral carving: in black


Painted black with a satin finish.
Traditional single panel mahogany Sleigh bed in French white

French White

Painted pure white with a satin finish.

French Cream

Painted mid-cream with a satin finish

Gold, Silver And Antiqued Finishes

After something more striking, a statement piece, or a fan of the antiqued look? Not a problem, we also offer gold, silver, and antiqued finishing across all our made-to-order pieces. Please ask for exact finishing options and prices.


Various painted gold or gold leaf finishes with or without antiquing.


Various painted silver or silver leaf finishes with or without antiquing.


Antiquing paste is applied by hand over the paint and then rubbed back to leave darker (aged) areas, giving a vintage look.

Additional considerations

Applying colour and finishes to natural wood is not an exact science, so some variation in shade is to be expected.

The density and amount of grain each section of wood contains affect the extent to which the stain can penetrate the wood. Grain can also change along the length of a piece of wood – this results in a wonderful variation of, not only the grain pattern, but also shades of colour. The lighter the colour choice, the greater these variations and enhancement of the grain can be. However, for the darker stains such as coffee or mid-brown, the variations are minimal.

This is the beauty of working with solid wood, however it is something to be aware of when viewing samples and matching wood colours.

Please note that photos, although the best representation, can show up differently on different monitors and screens – if in any doubt, we would be happy to send you wood samples.

These colours and finishes are the most popular and therefore selected options, however there are many more finishes that can be achieved. We can darken stains, apply variation to the amount of antiquing and even paint another colour such as blues, greys and greens. So, whatever the finish you require…stained, painted or gilted, please do not hesitate to ask.

Please Note: These colour choices only apply to our made-to-order furniture.

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Handle Choices

Finishing touches can transform a piece – browse our handle choices here

Leather Choices

Our choice of leatherette, real leather and stencilling finishes look stunning

Fabric Choices

Find out more about fabrics and fabric options for our most popular pieces

Contact Us

If you have any more questions about our colour choices, or would like us to send you some wood samples, you are always welcome to get in touch and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.

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