Custom Colors on Furniture

Furniture Design Ideas featuring custom color mixes from our customers.

"One of my favorite colors is General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint and I finally got the courage to mix it with another fantastic color, General Finishes Emerald. I'm in love with this color mix and couldn't be happier at how it brought new life to this old mahogany dresser." - Joni Wauhop of The Furniture Fairies

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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This charming dresser was painted in a custom mix of GF Emerald and Coastal Blue Milk Paint by Upcycling by Amy. So handsome!

This life-sized, solid oak guitar clock is rocking in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint!

These divine dressers by Brass Tacks Resale were painted in a custom Milk Paint mixture using 50/50 ratio of Persimmon and Coral Crush with a dash of Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. Sealed with High Performance Semi-Gloss.

"We are on a bit of a grey kick here at BT! Just can't get enough. Amazing corner hutch with tin doors and petite grey tall boy on the sales floor. Both pieces are General Finishes mix of 1:1 Lamp Black and Snow White." - Brass Tacks Resale    
"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    

"The wardrobe was painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Patina Green and Snow White Milk Paint. I then mixed Patina Green and Klein Blue Milk Paint with Champagne Pearl Effects Glaze and blended. A final coat of Champagne Pearl Effects was added to give it that extra dose of shimmer that Charlotte (my daughter) wanted. New white ceramic and glass knobs were added. When asked if she thought the wardrobe reminded her of a mermaid, Charlotte exclaimed 'Yes, but where's the red hair?!'" -...

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."

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This delightful little dry sink was refinished with a custom color mix by Flipping Fabulous! Color was obtained by mixing Coral Crush and Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint.

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.

"I wanted something that would be elegant, but fun. The mixture of General Finishes Coastal Blue with their bright Emerald Milk Paint helped me achieve the look. I highlighted the details with a gold gilding wax to make the brass pulls pop. Just look at those curves!" - Tate Remade   See all the details of this project at https://tateremade.com/2017/06/20/a-vintage-dresser-for-a-soiree/...
"Loving this little beauty! This secretary's legs were darkened using General Finishes Java Gel Stain, with a custom mix up top (Coral Crush, Queenstown (Milk Paint), Midnight Blue (Chalk Style Paint) glazed with Van Dyke Glaze Effects." - Flipping Fabulous   Visit Flipping Fabulous at 104 North Santa Fe Suite A Salina, KS to purchase your favorite GF products!  

This Mother’s Day, surprise your Mom with a home accessory finished with a custom color by General Finishes! With help from the all new General Finishes Color Mixing Lab, you can find the formula to make your Mom’s absolute favorite color - or the color of her favorite flower! Colors featured in this palette are as followed: 

• Custom Color Mix: 4 Parts Hunter Green* Milk Paint and 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Sunglow Milk Paint and 10 Parts...

Did you know that you can achieve fabulous brown tones without using dyes or stains? To create a cozy look inspired by the earthy and sweet shades of coffee, mix your own custom brown color with General Finishes Milk Paint! Colors featured in this palette are as followed:

• Custom Color Mix: 20 Parts Persimmon Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Autumn Haze Mix * and 1 Part Lamp Black

• Custom Color Mix: Red Brown Mix *...

Paint your home accessories with daylight using General Finishes Sunglow Milk Paint! Sunglow is a fresh yellow color that sets the tone for relaxation and is sure to perk up your mood.

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For a happy, healthy vibe throughout your home, use General Finishes Lime Green Milk Paint on your next project! Lime Green is a vibrant, fresh shade of green that is sure to inspire and invoke feelings of growth. Pair it with Snow White Milk Paint or any of our Water Based Wood Stains for a perfect, balanced look. For more style inspiration or to check out more projects featuring Lime Green MilkPaint, visit: ...

"This beautiful buffet is the darkest gray, a mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray & Lamp Black, layered over Fusion Mineral Paint Ceramic Turquoise, with a dark walnut top & a High Performance Satin finish. Typically, pictures do a piece justice - not in this case! It's so much prettier in person, with a few bumps & bruises from its age peeking out. It's a statement piece for sure."   Flipping Fabulous is proud to retail General Finishes products! Visit them at 104 North...
Fun weekend project making frames and doing a layered wash with General Finishes Milk Paint. We watered down the paint and used two colors on each frame. These three boys are ours! We made simple frames with pine. - Craftsman Finishes   Top Left frame- 2 parts Emerald Milk Paint + 1 part Patina Green diluted 3:1 (3 parts water to 1 part paint)   Top right - Corinth Blue diluted 3:1   Bottom- Millstone Milk Paint diluted 5:1    

"When I brought this dresser home I knew it needed a bold color. Painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint -- Lime Green and Coastal Blue -- to create a great shade of green. This cutie features lined drawers and creamy bone knobs." - Bee's Knees

What a sweet little thing this is by Red Door Furniture Co! This dresser was painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Millstone and Snow White Milk Paint.

Check out this wonderful vintage chest by Becky of For Love of the Paint! She used General Finishes water based Dye Stain in Medium Brown for the drawer fronts while the body is a distressed blend of Linen Milk Paint and Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint.

"People often ask if it's hard to let go of furniture that I've redone. Most of the time, no. Every once in a while there is a piece that pulls on my heartstrings. This is one of them. Hopefully, someone else adores it as much as I. Painted in a custom color of GF Driftwood and Snow White Milk Paint" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations

"Kendall had some fun with these guys! She cut apart a desk to make the cutest pair of tall nightstands. Finished in a custom mix of General Finishes Snow White and Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Brass Tacks Resale

An old door which can be hung horizontally for that wow effect in your dining room, living room or bedroom. 
The mouldings are made of treated papier-mache for durability.

If you’re looking to add a friendly and comfortable mood to your space, try General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint on your next home accessory project. Millstone is a creamy, neutral color that matches perfectly with all decor. F All designs featured in this image belong to their respective owners at:⠀   Phoenix Restoration The Painted Drawer Dressers and Jujubees Katie & Co. Furniture Restoration Boxwood & Brass   Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from top to...

Go bold! Liven up your furniture and home decor with the vibrant colors found in fresh, juicy fruits. With the General Finishes Color Mixing Lab, it’s easier than ever. Colors featured in this palette are as followed:

• Custom Color Mix: 10 Parts Holiday Red Milk Paint and 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and 20 Parts Sunglow Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and 4 Parts Sunglow Milk...

Look at this gorgeous desk and chair set we just added! We painted this in a custom color we created using General Finishes Halcyon Blue and Snow White Milk Paints!" - Retta's Ruffles

"Just finished up the sweetest pair of mid century nightstands using paper from Rifle Paper Co. They are painted in General Finishes Milk Paint in the color Queenstown Gray and custom mix of Persimmon and Coral Crush." - Possum Hollow Designs    

Loving this custom color gray buffet by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations! This color was created by mixing GF Seagull Gray and Lamp Black Milk Paint.

The Artistic Home Studio and Boutique is getting creative mixing GF Milk Paints and Chalk Style Paint to get the perfect green.    
Loving this beachy vibe from Saw Nail and Paint!   This pine dresser was given a facelift with custom mix of 1 part Persian Blue + 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in flat. Check out http://www.sawnailandpaint.com/2017/04/13/fill-old-hardware-holes/ for all the details of this project.  

"This cabinet was painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Driftwood and Millstone Milk Paint... The top was sanded down hand rubbed with antiquing wax to give it a rustic look. The original pulls were replaced with new cast iron ones that coordinate well with her coffee table and media console table." - VintagelessJules

Make your next project pretty with pastels! This season, you can decorate more than just your easter eggs by upcycling your furniture with General Finishes Milk Paint. Grab a brush and try out some of these creamy custom color mixes! 

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Sunglow Milk Paint and 20 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Brick Red Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Autumn Haze Custom Color Mix and...

Tired of the same colors? Wake up your next project with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint! Adding a splash of yellow can give any home accessory a burst of energy. Mix in some Snow White and and your piece will instantly become cozy and soft. 
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"We LOVE to mix General Finishes Milk Paint! Thanks to the color mixing lab we can now offer our customers some amazing choices of colors! These top cabinets were done in Snow White (5 parts) to 1 part Antique White mix and the bottoms were finished in 4 parts Coastal Blue to 1 part Persian Blue. Just gorgeous!" - Boutique Unique    
"This bold color was achieved by mixing General Finishes Snow White and Holiday Red. (Milk Paint) We ❤️ it! We've named it after our client who requested the hot color "Sidberry Pink". - The Charming Home  
Let the serene, frothy colors of the ocean inspire you. With help from the General Finishes Color Mixing Lab, you can find the perfect shade of aquatic blue for your next big project! The colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 4 Part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and 4 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Custom Mix Teal and 10...
With General Finishes Tuscan Red Milk Paint, you can turn any home accessory into a formal and dramatic statement piece. Tuscan Red is a warm and welcoming color with earthy, rich undertones - perfect for your next project. 
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This Saint Patrick’s Day, get inspired by colors from the lush, green countryside of Ireland. Not only do greens reflect nature, they make a bold statement when used on any of your home accessories. The General Finishes Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Lime Green Milk Paint and 4 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 4 Parts Lime Green Milk Paint and 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 4...

This classy dresser was given a fresh outlook thanks to Why Not Redesign! Custom color mix made with GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint.

Neutrals are anything but dull. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint is a homey, off-white with golden undertones - perfect for any project you want to really shine. When painting your next home accessory, go with a color that is anything but basic. For more style inspiration or to check out more projects featuring Linen Milk Paint, visit:http://designs.generalfinishes.com/tags/linen 

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We love this cute, farmhouse-style end table by Flippotential Custom Finishes!

Cypress Green Milk Paint (discontinued color) was used to transform this project. Cypress Green can be re-created by mixing 1 part Sunglow + 1 part Lamp Black Milk Paint.

What a charming vintage desk this is! Painted by The Artistic Home Studio and Boutique using a custom color mix of GF Coastal Blue and Persian Blue Milk Paint.

Susan of Saw Nail and Paint refreshed this vintage desk in a custom color mix she calls "Antique Black".   "I mixed up a soft black using 2 parts General Finishes Lamp Black and 1 part Queenstown Gray. I added a bit of water to thin the paint, and it absorbed into the wood much like a stain. So good. I sealed it up with a couple of coats of General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in flat. The finish is so pretty, and feels meant to be on this piece."    
"This was painted with a custom mix of Emerald, Klein Blue and Seagull Gray, then glazed with Pitch Black. The top was stained with General Finishes Black Gel Stain and sealed with Arm-R-Seal. The body was finished with High Performance Top Coat in Semi-Gloss." - J&P Designs   Check out more custom color mixes in the General Finishes Design Center at http://designs.generalfinishes.com/   #generalfinishes #...
Bright and fun custom color mix by JR's Timeless Treasures Antiques and Consignments. 1 part Persimmon Milk Paint + 1 Part Coral Crush and Java Gel Stain on top.    

"So happy to donate these solid wood end tables to the IJRA Indiana Junior Rodeo Association. I hope these will bring some money for the kiddos during their silent auction. Also, shout out to Sid with Boone County Uniques. I can always find the neatest...

"I updated this 1940's swivel mirrored vanity with a custom mixed General Finishes paint (50/50 Driftwood and Antique White and a bit of Halcyon Blue) & Dixie Belle Paint Company silver glaze to give it a Restoration Hardware look." - Remember When Furniture   Give GF Pearl Effects in Argentine a try for a similar look!    
"Bench we made from a cute antique twin headboard. The framing was made from the side rails and the seat is tongue and groove cedar. It even has it's original wood casters. I mixed Patina Green, Snow White and a little bit of Coastal Blue for the base color then added straight Coastal Blue while the base coat was wet to blend the colors and get the light and dark contrast. Love how this turned out. You have a great product." - Sweet Blossom Chic