Furniture Design Ideas featuring Milk Paints in Persian Blue, Halcyon Blue, Klein Blue, Coastal Blue and Chalk Style Paints in Key West Blue, Summertime Blue, Stillwater Blue, Charleton Blue, Fjord Blue and Midnight Blue.

"Before and after of this beautiful sideboard finished with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Flat Out Flat Topcoat." - Virginia Vintage Interiors

Belle Maison completed this dashing dresser with GF Coastal Blue Milk Paint.

"This classic Thomasville piece has been finished in the classic Navy and Gold. Who doesn't love Navy and Gold and GF Coastal Blue is the perfect navy." - Black Dog Painted Furniture      
"This beautiful maple desk has been painted in Coastal Blue by General Finishes and sealed in their High Performance Top Coat. The top has been stained and sealed to show off the gorgeous natural wood. This is a solid piece and will be sure to last for many years to come." - Breath of Life Design    

"This beautiful scalloped dresser has been given new life with General Finishes Antique White and Persian Blue Milk Paint. It was sealed with our favorite topcoat, GF High Performance water based Topcoat in Satin. We tried a newer product on top called Seal-A-Cell and we couldn't be happier. It really makes the grain stand out!" - Joni Wauhop of The Furniture Fairies

Stunning makeover by Breath of Life Design. This side table was painted in a custom mix of GF Antique White and Coastal Blue Milk Paint.

How precious is this maple vanity desk refinish by Kenzie Lynn Designs?! Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint with their secret glazing technique.

"Vintage solid oak dry sink, beautifully refinished to match your coastal decor. We used General Finishes Key West Blue Chalk Style Paint, with touches of Persimmon and Coastal Blue Milk Paints, and BM copper glaze." - Pendulum Designs & Restorations    
"Oh my...our customer had a vision for this piece, and we're obsessed with how it turned out! This gorgeous buffet is painted in a custom color we created by mixing Persian Blue and Seagull Gray Milk Paints, both by General Finishes. We then did all the accents in a bright gold." - Belle Maison    

"Our client chose gorgeous Coastal Blue Milk Paint for this beautiful buffet and we sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Flat. She definitely made the right color selection!" - Anne Michelle at Amini Design Ashburn

Beautiful dresser accented with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint by RAWHyde Furnishings.   Find your favorite GF products in the U.S. at Woodcraft, Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or, in Canada, at Wood Essence and Lee Valley. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC Licht locations or use your own zip code to find a retailer near you at   #generalfinishes #gfmilkpaint #coastalblue
"This gorgeous 1920’s Buffet was hand painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Persian Blue, Halcyon Blue, and Antique White with a custom antique finish. We converted the top drawer into a drop down cabinet to stow away electronics and finished it with a stunning stenciled back." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare    
Devilishly adorable accent table with GF Coastal Blue layered over gray topped with High Performance Topcoat in flat.    

"Played with some color this week, GF Stillwater Blue Chalk Style Paint and Antique White Milk Paint are a beautiful combo for this antique hutch!" - By Michelle

Eden Elyse Design Co. gave this accent table the full GF treatment with GF Stillwater Blue Chalk Style Paint, Pitch Black Glaze Effects and High Performance Topcoat. Love how the glaze accentuates those details!    
"Oh, this vanity. This vanity had a rough life before it found us! We used Salt Wash mixed with Coastal Blue, Linen and Seagull/Driftwood mix for the first layer. For the second layer, we put 12 (TWELVE!!!!) different colors on a palate and mixed our brush around without fully mixing the colors together which gave this gal an ombre look. The colors used were: Coastal Blue, Klein Blue, Stillwater Blue, Summertime Blue, Fjord Blue, Halcyon Blue, Patina Green, Persian Blue, Millstone, Driftwood,...
We wanted this little gal to have a French country look, so she's painted in Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint. The middles of the drawers, around the handles, are painted with Linen (Milk Paint) then layered with Summertime Blue Chalk Style Paint and again with the Charleton Blue. The handles on the top dated this gal, so we added glass knobs. Everything is finished with Flat Out Flat." - General Finishes November 2017 Retailer of the Month, Boutique Unique    
Check out how Art is Beauty transformed this road side rescue with General Finishes Milk Paint.  
"I was reflecting on my life often feeling like being in the middle of troubled waters while painting these two end tables.These two end tables represent the calm after the storm and the deep peace we can have in our lives. General Finishes “Coastal Blue” in Reinvintaged by Jo's “Ombre Watercolor” technique. " - Reinvintaged by Jo    
"We are building a dining table that will go alongside this beautiful buffet that has just been updated in General Finishes Coastal Blue and six of these chairs that have been painted in General Finishes Snow white and distressed. I love the pattern on the upholstery and featured a different section of it on each of the six cushions. Updating furniture you already own is a great way to save money while giving your home a fresh look, and it's also good for the environment." - Garner House...

We love this beautiful desk by Belle Maison. Painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint.

"Words cannot express how incredibly in love with this dresser we are! It went from a complete sticky mess, bound for the trash, to an amazing one of a kind piece for our home! We painted it in the most lovely Midnight Blue by General Finishes and added new metal hairpin legs to complete the farmhouse industrial look." - A Ray of Sunlight  
"Here's my before and after pictures of the beautiful dresser that I finished with General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and white glaze. It really brightened it up and gave it new life!" - Vineyard Designs    

We love this handsome side table refinished by Vintage Breeze! Painted with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint with the top accent with French typography.

Loving this darling bedroom set by Q Uitta Allen of All Shabbed Out! This custom color was created by mixing Corinth Blue and Royal Purple Milk Paint. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat.

Corinth Blue Milk Paint has been discontinued. You can mix Halcyon Blue and Klein Blue Milk Paints to recreate that color.

"The color is a custom mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray, Coastal Blue, Queenstown Gray, Lamp Black Milk Paints with a splash of Halcyon Blue Milk Paint. Finished off with Autentico Paint copper wax." - Room Thirteen

Loving this table and chair set by Jess's Mess Designs! The top was refinished with GF Java Gel Stain while the body was painted in Persian Blue Milk Paint.

This desk by Scenic Route is so retro! Completed with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint

"Crushing on this high end oak jewelry armoire. I'm debating whether to take it home. This pretty girl was created with a base custom mix of General Finishes Nantucket Green & Summertime Blue Chalk Style Paint, and Coastal Blue Milk Paint, then washed and low-lighted with Coastal Blue. It is sealed with High Performance Flat." - Flipping Fabulous   Visit Flipping Fabulous at 104 N. Santa Fe, Suite A. Salina, KS to purchase your favorite GF products.    
"A thrift store score goes Vintage Glam in General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Midnight Blue! Details and product list on blog!" - Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection    

This Mid Century Modern Dresser was refinished in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain by Pendulum Designs & Restorations. What a pair!

"This stunning Jacobean dining set is truly one of a kind! The table top has been refinished with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. The table legs and chairs were painted in Key West Blue Chalk Style Paint and accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The entire set was sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Satin to provide years of durability." - BethAnn Gentile Rogers-Bird of Painted Peacock Creations

1Shabby Chic kitchen and bath painting beautified this bathroom vanity with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint.

"Fun frilly chair painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and accented with dry brushed Argentine Pearl Effects." - Gravity Hill Furnishings    

We admire this Santa Fe-inspired buffet by 3-11 Upcycled Treasures! The turquoise color was achieved with a custom blend of General Finishes Klein Blue and Persian Blue Milk Paint, and lightly accented with patina green and copper.

Who could ignore this lovely French Provincial dresser! The Distressed Gentleman finished this piece with GF Persian Blue Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

NOTE: Room lighting impacted the appearance of the Persian Blue Milk Paint color.

"This may be my new favorite color! A custom General Finishes mixture of Basil + Persian Blue + Queenstown Grey. Can't. Stop. Staring." - Carver Junk Company Minneapolis    
Custom color alert!!   "This pretty turquoise color was a custom mix of General Finishes Corinth Blue, Lamp Black and Patina Green in the ratio 2:2:1." - Trillium Park Designs   *Corinth Blue is discontinued. You can mix Halcyon Blue and Klein Blue to recreate.    

This dresser is so pretty - this would be perfect for a nursery. Roots & Wings Furniture first painted with General Finishes Stillwater Blue Chalk Style Paint and Flat Out Flat Topcoat. Then, it was watered down and Coastal Blue Milk Paint was used to color-wash the entire place. Learn more about this project at

"This vintage gossip bench has been given a modern update and is ready to move into a new home! Painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint and paired with matching navy/beige upholstery." - Twig & Thyme Design

Check out this snazzy mid-century modern dining set by Green Spruce Designs! The table was painted with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint.

Now that we’ve showcased all of our Milk Paints, it’s time to begin our Chalk Style Paint Style Inspiration series! To start things off right, let’s take a look at Key West Blue: This vibrant and livable color is inspired by the ocean. Being a bold aquamarine hue, General Finishes Key West Blue is perfect for home accessories that live in a space with a lot of natural light. F

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"Needing to make your home office a place where you love to "work"? This gorgeous desk can help you do just that! I spruced up this mid century modern desk/table with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Gloss Top Coat." - Green Spruce Designs                

"This desk is solid rock maple... probably the sturdiest, well-built piece we have ever seen... We felt it needed to be a lightly distressed navy so that the maple could peek through. So it got General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Midnight Blue, followed by a protective coat of Satin Laquer." - Rundown Rustics

This cabinet underwent quite the transformation from ReLoved by Maja Komasa with General Finishes Coastal Blue, Klein Blue, Halcyon Blue, Persian Blue & Snow White Milk Paint and Argentine Pearl Effects.    
Colorful Home Designs made over this console with GF Persian Blue for a lovely new look .    
"Vintage wardrobe painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Patina Green and Snow White Milk Paint. Patina Green and Klein Blue Milk Paints were then mixed with Champagne Pearl Effects and blended. A final coat of Champagne Pearl Effects was added to give it that extra dose of shimmer my mermaid loving five year old client wanted." - VintagelessJules    

Check out this lovely table by Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats! Completed with General Finishes Key West Blue Chalk Style Paint.

How about this custom color dresser by Paige Davis of Southern Curated??

Paige explains, "Off the coast of North and South Carolina lies the Atlantic. Depending on the day it can appear both blue and green. This sums up the color I came up with after I mixed one part Coastal Blue Milk Paint, one part Nantucket Green Chalk Style Paint and a little less than a half part of Summertime Blue Chalk Style Paint."

Learn more about this project by going to Southern Curated's blog at ...

What a beautiful custom color blue this is by Bee's Knees! She originally mixed with 2 parts Coastal Blue with 1 part Emerald, then added a few tablespoons of Coastal Blue until it was just right.