Custom Colors on Furniture

Furniture Design Ideas featuring custom color mixes from our customers.

It's officially the first day of Fall! We're going to start today with this lovely rustic piece completed by Second Chance Studios. The color was a custom mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray and Driftwood Milk Paint!

Loving this gorgeous neutral dresser by The Tin Shed. It's a combo of General Finishes Millstone and Linen Milk Paints and Driftwood for the shading.    

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.

Spice up your next refinishing project by using an exciting mixture of General Finishes Water Based Paints! By using these zesty shades on your home accessories, you’ll instantly revitalize the space. Colors featured in this palette are as followed: 

• Custom Color Mix: 30 Parts Sunglow Milk Paint and 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint

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

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint...

"Oh My Goodness!! This transformation was Grand but Oh So Worth It... ❤️ this Rustic Flare! Custom mixed Turquoise, using General Finishes Patina Green, Klein Blue and Somerset Yellow. Just the right amount of glaze accenting with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and light natural distressing....Just Awesome!" - Jubilance    
"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.    
"Drop the mic. Confident this picture tells a story that anything is possible with a little imagination." - Rachel of Restyle Junkie   This kitchen got a transformation of a lifetime with a custom mix of 2 parts Seagull Grey Milk Paint to 1 part Driftwood Milk Paint with High Performance Top Coat in Flat.   Restyle Junkie specializes in custom cabinet refinishing and distressed wood. They also carry General Finishes products and host DIY painting classes. Stop by and see them at 625...
"Finished these bedside tables today. They're actually two separate pieces and not from a vanity take-apart like my usual. Art Deco is straying away from my norm but sometime I need a change up!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations   This is a custom mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue and Lime Green Milk Paints!    
"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    

Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations gave this piece an uplift with a custom color mix using General Finishes Seagull Gray and Lamp Black Milk Paint.

"Who knew that Coastal Blue and Lime Green GF Milk Paint could make such a deep, stunning color?! Add a little Candlelite GF Gel Stain and you've got a Garrison hutch with a hint of some Boho vibes." - Daylily Custom Design

Not only is summer the best time to hit the beach, it’s also the best time to start your next DIY project with General Finishes! Using a combination of our pigmented Milk Paints, you can create the perfect pastel to match your summertime mood. Colors featured in this palette are as followed:

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Seagull Gray Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint
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Give your home accessories an upgrade by refinishing with General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint! Empire Gray is a warm, beautiful neutral with light undertones of beige. With Empire Gray, your project will be timeless and always in trend! 

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"How cute is this French Provincial chest with its new pink ombré makeover! ...We refinished this piece using a custom blend of General Finishes Tucson Red and Snow White Milk Paints for the drawers and Snow White sealed with white poly on the chest. Such an adorable combination!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture

"Loving this rustic buffet. It's a really great size! This yellow is a 1 to 1 mix of General Finishes Somerset Gold & Buttermilk Yellow. When I say 1 to 1... I mean 1 quart to 1 quart. It also has some GF French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint highlights." - Flipping Fabulous  

Loving this gorgeous custom color by Boxwood & Brass! Completed with a 50/50 blend of General Finishes Coral Crush and Persimmon Milk Paint.

"I will never get tired of this color. Someone stuck these two cabinets together and it actually turned out really cute! Painted with a custom mix of General Finishes Holiday Red and Linen Milk Paint" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations

"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.    

"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!

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    

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