Custom Colors on Furniture

Furniture Design Ideas featuring custom color mixes from our customers.

"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    
If blue is your color, go all out with our most vibrant hue yet. General Finishes Klein Blue is a deep shade of ultramarine inspired by brilliant gems such as lapis lazuli and sapphire. Leave a bold impression on your next project by using General Finishes Klein Blue Milk Paint! For more style inspiration or to check out more projects featuring Klein Blue Milk Paint, visit:http://designs.generalfinishes....

Home accessories can sometimes make a room look small and heavy. With General Finishes Custom Milk Paint Colors, you can bring a sense of airiness into your space by using a soft, feathery pastel color inspired by the clouds.

Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

Custom Mix: 1 Part Tuscan Red Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

Custom Mix: 1 Part Royal Purple Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

Custom Mix: 1...

"Can't get enough of General Finishes! Painted in Antique White Milk Paint. Drawers stained in a mixture of Java Gel and Antique Walnut Gel. Entire piece sealed in High Performance Top Coat in flat and satin. My new favorite combo." - LilyPond Vintage  

"When your wild color loving sister comes over and you drink a few glasses of wine....you make this crazy awesome color....and you have no idea the ratio of paints you used but it turns out to be the prettiest teal ever!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations

This custom color was a mixture of GF Klein Blue, Lamp Black, Emerald and Snow White Milk Paint. Java Gel Stain was used to stain the top.

"This lovely teal piece is headed to the booth at University Pickers tonight! It is painted in a mixture of General Finishes Coastal Blue and Patina Green Milk Paints. Love the combo!" - Belle Maison

Can't get enough of this teal color washed dresser by Jenni of Roots & Wings Furniture!   The base is a custom mix of 3 parts Patina Green + 1 part Driftwood + a splash of Lime Green Milk Paint. The color wash on top is the same custom mix as the base with a little Coastal Blue Milk Paint mixed in. It was then sealed with GF Flat Out Flat Topcoat.   Check out http://www....

The rich colors of sandstone found in the Grand Canyon were formed over millions of years ago. With Custom Mixed Milk Paint by General Finishes, you can take home a part of natural history. Possibilities are endless; we have a custom formula to help you explore all kinds of depth and range of colors.

Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 1 Part...

"This cutie patootie is on its way to Carver Junk Company to join a bunch of other amazing pieces at the #cjckids #event! Painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in a custom mix of Emerald and Coastal Blue, creating a dark teal we at CJC like to call 'kale!'" - Bee's Knees

"Presenting the most amazing piece ever!!! I completely refinished this piece. Broken veneer, completely stripped and sanded!! Pre conditioned 50/50 denatured alcohol/shellac. Stained with a custom mix of Candlite Gel Stain and Brown Mahogany. I absolutely love tiger oak, and this baby looks more amazing then I could have ever dreamed of!!!" - Heavenly Chic Refinishing    

Project feelings of happiness and contentment throughout your home by using General Finishes Halcyon Blue Milk Paint on your next household furnishing project! Halcyon is a misty, cool blue with green and gray undertones that enhance your mood. 

Custom Mix Recipes from top to bottom: 1 Part Halycon Blue + 1 Part Snow White, 1 Part Halcyon Blue and 4 Parts Snow White, Halcyon Blue, 4 Parts Halcyon Blue and 1 Part Coastal Blue, 1 Part Halcyon Blue and 1 Part Coastal Blue, 1 Part...

"This simply irresistible coffee table is now available and ready for its new home... The body of this table has been painted in a custom General Finishes White Milk Paint. The wood top has a custom stain in the perfect shade of driftwood then topped with multiple layers of flat poly for a smooth durably finish. This piece has been refinished from the ground up with great detail and will make a great addition to your home." - The Urban Farmhouse

We are absolutely smitten with this custom color by Carver Junk Company. It's a mix of GF Patina Green + Seagull Gray + Coastal Blue. 

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Cozy up your winter by using General Finishes Milk Paint on your home accessories! With General Finishes, you can create beautiful custom colors by mixing product. Take inspiration from your warmest items and try out new colors today!

Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Linen Milk Paint and 5 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Sunglow Milk Paint and 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint
...

Sandy Roe, Artistic Designer refinished this pretty piece with GF Persian Blue Milk Paint and a custom mix of Brown Mahogany and Java Gel Stains.   Learn more about how to prepare an existing finish for paint or stain in this video from GF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdS0X_TgpMI    

"Used three different General Finishes Milk Paint colors for this layered/distressed top. I used Halcyon Blue, Driftwood & Lamp Black, painting it on and also dry brushing multiple layers. The Tiger Oak had such amazing texture so I wet distressed it down all over which brought the grain back out. For the body I mixed General Finishes Glaze Effects, Pitch Black & Winter White to get just the right grey to get in all those amazing grooves throughout this piece. And the grey was a...

"What an amazing shabby antique 1920s mid size buffet! Such a rare size and perfect for anyone who loves those big buffets but doesn't have the room! In perfect condition, solid and heavy, spotless and clean. Two good size drawers. Hand painted in my favorite Persian Blue/ Antique White Milk Paint mix, tastefully distressed and clear satin waxed." - Shabby Accent Living

"Cutest little server I ever did see! Painted in a new custom color! This is General Finishes Coastal Blue, Millstone, and Emerald with Flat Out Flat topcoat. Turned out just like I wanted!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations    

The New Year brings with it revitalization and personal resolutions. For many of us, plans to broaden our horizons involve new experiences and adventure. With General Custom Color Mixes, you can immortalize your voyages by painting your home accessories with the colors of the world. 

The General Finishes colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

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

•...

"Paula's MCM Union Jack dresser is complete! Paula's son wanted a monochromatic gray tone design. We started with a custom mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Seagull Gray Milk Paints which resulted in this stunning medium gray color. Accents of Snow White and Queenstown Gray completed the color palette. A very subtle amount of black wax was added to the design to give it a little bit of dimension and a worn, vintage look." - VintagelessJules

Happy Holidays from General Finishes! No matter what you celebrate, we have the perfect color to make your home accessories radiate warmth and joy during festive occasions. Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):⠀⠀

• Snow White Milk Paint

• Holiday Red Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 10 Parts Emerald Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 4 Parts Emerald Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint...

Holiday Red is a dramatic, bright red with warm undertones that is sure to bring a sense of cheer to your home accessories. 

Colors top to bottom:

1 part Holiday Red Milk Paint + 10 parts Snow White Milk Paint

1 part Holiday Red Milk Paint + 4 parts Snow White Milk Paint

1 part Holiday Red Milk Paint + 1 part Snow White Milk Paint

10 parts Holiday Red Milk Paint + 1 part Snow White Milk Paint

Original Holiday Red

4 parts Holiday Red...

General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint is not only one of our most popular Milk Paints, it is a classic color that will turn any home accessory into a timeless staple. Use it as pure black or mix with various amounts of General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint to achieve beautiful tones of gray.  Custom color recipes top to bottom: 

Original Snow White

10 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black

4 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black

1 part Snow White + 1 parts Lamp...

"Hello beautiful wood grain! This gorgeous vintage cedar chest was refreshed with a custom mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Nutmeg Gel Stains. The whole piece was top coated with hemp oil." - VintagelessJules    
"This 7' farmhouse table and 6' bench are a custom build. The chairs have been finished in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and lightly distressed. The table and bench base were also painted in Antique White. The table top and bench top have been stained with a combination of General Finishes Gray Gel Stain and Black Gel Stain. The table and chairs were then finished with a Satin High Performance Topcoat." - Gigi's Hope Chest  
During this holiday season, get inspired by colors from the kitchen! Spread seasonal happiness throughout your home by using General Finishes Water Based Paints. General Finishes has the perfect color and shade for any occasion. Colors featured in this palette are as followes (left to right):⠀

•Custom Mix: 1 Part Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint and 4 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

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

•Custom Mix...

"If your little girl loves pink, this is the dresser for her! This beautiful French Provincial dresser was refinished in a custom mix of General Finishes Snow White and Holiday Red Milk Paints! We added adorable flower knobs and painted the hardware white." - Retta's Ruffles

See more custom color mix designs by going to the Design Center at http://bit.ly/1NUHJ1u.

Cleanse any room in your home by using General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint on your next project. Snow White is a pure, bright white created to bring harmony to living spaces.

Color Mixes top to bottom:

Original Snow White
10 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black
4 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black
1 part Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black
1 part Snow White + 4 parts Lamp Black
1 part Snow White + 10 parts Lamp Black

Provide a bright, comfortable vibe to your home by using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint on your next refinishing project! Antique White is a classic white with gold undertones - it’s perfect for achieving that lived-in look. We personally love it paired with contrasting colors and patterns! 

Custom Color Mix Recpies top to bottom:

1 part Antique White + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Antique White + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Antique White + 1 part Snow...

Cool down your home's interior during the final stretch of summer by using General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint! Persian Blue is a passive, brisk blue with light gray and green undertones; it’s neutral shade makes it perfect for your next accent piece!

Color Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Persian Blue + 4 parts Coastal Blue

4 parts Persian Blue + 1 part Coastal Blue

Original Persian Blue

1 part Persian Blue + 1 part Snow White

1 part...

A simple, neutral color could be exactly what your next project needs. General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint can be custom mixed to bring out a variety of intensities and shades that will perfectly accentuate your home decor. 

Custom Mix Recipes top to bottom:

10 parts Driftwood + 1 part Lamp Black

4 parts Driftwood + 1 part Lamp Black

Original Driftwood

1 part Driftwood + 1 part Snow White

1 part Driftwood + 4 parts Snow White

1 part...

Patina Green is a cool, bright, and refreshing color; a perfect contrast to these hot, summer days. Revitalize your home accessories with this stylish Milk Paint color by General Finishes! 
 

Custom Mix Recipes top to bottom:

4 parts Patina Green + 1 part Lamp Black

Original Patina Green

10 parts Patina Green + 1 part Snow White

1 part Patina Green + 1 part Snow White

1 part Patina Green + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Patina Green +...

Take inspiration from warm, tropical days by using General Finishes Coral Crush Milk Paint on your next project. Coral Crush offers soft, warm hues and a vibrant palette that will liven up your home!

Custom Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Coral Crush + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Coral Crush + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Coral Crush + 1 part Snow White

4 parts Coral Crush + 1 part Snow White

Original Coral Crush

20 parts Coral Crush + 1...

Bring the feeling of natural daylight into your home by using General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint! Buttermilk Yellow is a warm, silky, color that won’t overpower your home accessories; it's the perfect shade for anyone looking to add just a hint of nature to their interior! 

Custom Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Buttermilk Yellow + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Buttermilk Yellow + 1 part Snow White

Oringial Buttermilk Yellow

1 part Buttermilk...

Welcome fall into your home with General Finishes Persimmon Milk Paint! Persimmon is a warm, earthy color with tones of red, orange, and brown that work together to reflect happy, energetic vibes throughout your home. We invite you to give it a try this season! 

Color Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Persimmon + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Persimmon + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Persimmon + 1 part Snow White

4 parts Persimmon + 1 part Snow White

...

Choose the beach house look for your home accessories with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint! Coastal Blue is a rich, deep color that reflects the depths of the ocean and represents old style, first period homes. This perfect shade of blue will add a nautical atmosphere to your home decor and pairs beautifully with General Finishes Java Gel Stain! 

Color Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Coastal Blue + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Coastal Blue + 4 parts Snow...

Grays come in a variety of shades and General Finishes has worked to produce only the best. For the perfect neutral that can’t fail any project, use GF Seagull Gray Milk Paint. The cozy undertones of this color will match perfectly with any home accessory.

Color Mix Recipes Top to Bottom:

1 part Seagull Gray + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Seagull Gray + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Seagull Gray + 1 part Snow White

original Seagull Gray

10 parts...

For a hue that’s been plucked straight from your garden, try General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. Basil is a healthy, natural green with earthy undertones that projects an inviting feeling throughout your home.

Color Mix Recipes from top to bottom:

1 part Basil + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Basil + 1 part Snow White

4 parts Basil + 1 part Snow White

Original Basil

20 parts Basil + 1 part Lamp Black

4 parts Basil + 1 part Lamp Black

...

This season, cozy up your home accessories with General Finishes Water Based Paints! General Finishes has the perfect color and shade for any occasion. Colors featured in this palette are as followes:

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

• Custom Mix: 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Persian Blue Milk Paint and 4 Parts Coastal Blue Milk Paint

• Custom...

"Solid, sturdy, beautiful and definitely UNIQUE! This one of a kind piece was refinished in General Finishes products! This is a custom color I created using Seagull Gray, Antique White, Linen, Coastal Blue, and Lamp Black Milk Paints! Then I used a light coat of Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and dry brushed with Antique White! I love how versatile General Finishes products are!" - The Shabby Project

Heather of the Modern Farmhouse refinished this dresser and entered this piece into the DIY Upcycled Furniture category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest. Her process in finishing the project was as follows:

  1. Sanded entire dresser
  2. GF Java Gel stained the top
  3.  Hand painted With Custom mix of Patina Green and Snow White Milk Paints
  4.  clear wax / Gf Gel Topcoat
How gorgeous is this table by Handy Dandy Mandi?!   Mandi says, "Using a mix of Java and Black Gel Stain by General Finishes (of course!) 2 coats, then sanded back down lightly with a 320 grit, to let the grains pop. I used about 10 thin coats of Arm-R-Seal in Satin. I am super proud of the way it turned out, and the easy use of the products. "    
Great bath vanity transformation by Artsy Chicks Rule! It was painted with a custom mix of 1 part GF Snow White and 1 part Persian Blue Milk Paint, glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat.    

"WOW...check out the legs and details on this stunning buffet! Painted in a custom color with a dark wood top and gorgeous legs. Everything about it is music to my ears!" - Reclaim + Relove

This buffet's beautiful color was created by mixing General Finishes's Corinth Blue and Driftwood Milk Paints.

"A custom blend of Coral Crush, Persimmon and Brick Red ... how stunning is this color, y'all!! Just revived this pair of oversized nightstands for an exceptional customer to match a vibrant hue in her duvet cover!" - Southern Revival by Christin    

"This buffet was finished in a deep indigo blue that I mixed using Klein Blue and a bit of Lamp Black GF Milk Paint. The end result was a sophisticated blue that enhances the beautiful shape of this vintage piece. It was distressed then sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat in satin." 

"Restyled & Delivered! My client wanted to create a softness to this dresser that has been in her family for 100 years. Had great structure, just needed a new, fresh look for her guest bedroom! Hand painted in General Finishes products. Custom blend of Java Gel Stain and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain on top. Body is a custom blend of Halcyon Blue Milk Paint Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Driftwood Milk Paint. Glazed with Champagne Pearl Effects to give it a shimmery sparkle along with new crystal...

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

Custom Mix of GF Evening Plum and Holiday Red Milk Paint sealed with flat High Performance Topcoat. 

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

"This beautifully layered buffet was accomplished by using only General Finishes products. I created the base coat by mixing the farmhouse green color that consists of GF Milk Paint in Basil, Dark Chocolate, Emerald, and Linen. I then dry brushed on some Buttermilk Yellow. The last coat of paint was a 50/50 mixture of the farmouse green and Antique White. I used the vaseline method of distressing to achieve the chippy look and many...