Custom Colors on Furniture

Furniture Design Ideas featuring custom color mixes from our customers.

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"We may be in the dog days of summer, but I can still dream of autumn. 1965 Bassett chest of drawers from the Ticino collection. Finished in a custom mixed Tobacco Terra Cotta (I used one pint of Sunglow, 9 oz Persimmon, 1oz Lamp Black.) This color ranges from muted orange to a deep mustard yellow depending on the lighting." - Saved By Design    
"Refinished in a custom mix of General Finishes paints. Let’s see, we have Halcyon Blue, Millstone, Reverent Gray, Antique White, Perfect Gray, and Alabaster. I went a little crazy mixing. The result is a very pretty teal/gray/baby blue. I added some GF Winter White Glaze Effects over it and lightly distressed to create a worn, layered look. Some fun wallpaper on the back completes the look!" - Elm Street Designs    
"Repurposed hutch top into a gorgeous and functional cabinet. There are so many uses for this farmhouse modern piece. It’s painted in General Finishes Milk Paint in a light subtle shade of gray (mixed Snow White and Driftwood).Glass panels on the 2 sides and wire on the door. New feet and new knob finish the look." - Blue & White Living Home Decor    
"Six Drawer Rustic Farmhouse Chest/Buffet/Media.This solid maple wood chest has been re-engineered, redesigned and refinished. The base was completely rebuilt to accommodate its new turned wood feet. Wood accents were added to the entire bottom apron. A custom wood patterned top was built and finished to match the layered stain finish base. A custom mixed mid tone green finish of General Finishes Basil w/touch of Queenstown added was created and given an antique aged wash of GF Van Dyke Brown...
"These beautiful bookcases are refinished in General Finishes Snow White and Driftwood. Mixed in ratio of 6:1 to create a subtle grey that is pleasing to the eye and perfect for any home. New geometric paper for the back and new clear hardware." - Blue & White Living Home Decor    
"New favorite color alert! Just don’t ask me what it is because I custom mixed it and never measure but if you throw some General Finishes Seagull Gray, Driftwood, Sunglow and the tiniest bit of red, you might come close. To clean up the brass hardware I used an old favorite: Bar Keepers Friend, a Brillo pad and some elbow grease. This Drexel 9 drawer is good to go!" - Amost Simple Home    
"Gracefully Modern 'We Are Just Peachy' Farmhouse Dresser. Completely refinished W/ General Finishes Persimmon/Snow White/ and Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint to make a custom peach color. Stained in Minwax Espresso. Sealed for protection" - Gracefully Modern    

"Love a good before-and-after. The off-white is a custom mix of General Finishes Snow White and Antique White. The gray is General Finishes Gray Gel Stain with a light wash of Old Barn Living weathered stain." - Market House Restorations

"Who doesn’t love a little tea cart. What a lovely transformation she is! My client chose the colours Harvest Yellow & Snow White Milk Paint by General Finishes to compliment the beautiful Sunflower Fields transfer by Prima. GF’s Antique Walnut Gel Stain gives the top and wheels a beautiful, rich tone to the wood." - Angela’s Attic    
"I don't do as much furniture these days but look at this before and after I finished this week!! It's painted in a mix of General Finishes Alabaster & Linen and glazed in Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects." - Helen Nichole Designs    
"This is such a beautiful teal. I’m obsessed with the color. Custom color using General Finishes Emerald, Sunglow, and Persian Blue. No ratios. Just mixed until I found the color I needed." - ReFabulous Finds by Christina    
"What a versatile piece we just finished up! This console is painted in a mix of General Finishes Persian Blue and Seagull Gray Milk Paint." - Belle Maison    
"Super adorable farmhouse chic vintage hutch! I just love the European cottage vibe this look gives! So much labor and love went into creating this special look. The doors and top were stripped to bare wood and toned with Varathane antique white stain/poly. This beautiful very soft duck egg blue is a custom blend with GF Milk Paint (Persian Blue/Linen/Millstone) Upper in Dixie Belle Silk Mineral in Endless Shore (antique white) inside doors in burlap. New porcelain white knobs finish the look...
"This gorgeous 1970s hutch has been owned by Janis, who has been wanting to get it refinished for some time now. She picked everything out, even the ratio for mixing General Finishes Halcyon Blue and Lamb Black to create this perfect shade of blue for her custom modern farmhouse. She didn't need anything extra to show her off before she went to her home this afternoon. Janis picked out beautiful wallpaper for the back, new ceramic knobs and requested light distressing to highlight the design...

We mixed Queenstown, Lamp Black and Emerald for this custom smoky green.

"Beautiful modern farmhouse inspired hutch that is versatile to be used as a pantry, bookcase and keeper of all things wonderful. Refinished in a custom blend of General Finishes Driftwood and Snow White Milk Paint in a light gray color." - Blue & White Living Home Decor    
"Full reveal time for this handsome, blue devil! Every drawer had veneer damage and loose veneer so I decided to remove it all with a paint scraper, moisture and heat. I only stabbed my wrist once and it was enough for a tetanus vaccine. After a good sanding and patching some holes I painted the dresser in a custom mix of General Finishes Costal Blue and Blue Moon and the legs are stained in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The whole piece is sealed and new hardware has been added!" - Upcycling by...
"This 8 drawer dresser underwent a few modifications. First the entire piece was stripped of the old, thick paint. The top had seen better days so I made a new one using reclaimed tongue & groove flooring from Wisconsin. Base was beefed up to accommodate new metal feet. Drawer fronts have reclaimed oak added to the front. All new hardware top it off. Refinished in a mix of General Finishes Snow White and Antique White. Sealed in a flat finish." - Elm Street Designs    
"Excited to share the first piece I've done since taking a few months off. It was challenging, but it reminded me of how much joy I find in taking something old and giving it a new life.  General Finishes custom blend of 50/50 Seagull Gray and Empire Gray" - Boxwood & Brass    
"This 8 drawer dresser underwent a few modifications. First the entire piece was stripped of the old, thick paint. The top had seen better days so I made a new one using reclaimed tongue & groove flooring from Wisconsin. Base was beefed up to accommodate new metal feet. Drawer fronts have reclaimed oak added to the front. All new hardware top it off. Refinished in a mix of General Finishes Snow White and Antique White. Sealed in a flat finish." - Elm Street Designs    
"I just love how this vintage china hutch turned out. Painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Lamp Black and Queenstown Gray, a gorgeous color was made. I’ll call it Graphite Gray! The legs and shelves were stripped to bare wood and stained in walnut gel stain. New hardware complete the look. I just love her new makeover. Definitely a one of a kind piece" - Vintage Actually Decor    
"This buffet is just so fun! The top had some pretty severe veneer damage from water so we did some patching and puttying and sanded the whole piece down. Painted it a custom mix of General Finishes Westminster Green, China Blue, Emerald Green and Lamp Black, distressed it and sealed it in Dixie Belle Paint Company clear coat. The top decorative piece and top drawer were stained in GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal." - Upcycling by Amy    
Saved By Design created the perfect Mid Century vibes with this custom color of General Finishes Driftwood and Lamp Black Milk Paint.   2 parts Driftwood, 1 part Lamp Black
Beautiful custom blue of GF Twilight + China Blue Milk Paint and Snow White.  
Loving this faux card catalog in a custom mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray + Lamp Black + Patina Green Milk Paint.    
"I just fell in love with this cabinet as a soon as I saw it. It’s a petite charmer perfect as a nightstand or in an entryway. Perhaps in a bath for added storage and organizing? Painted in a mix of General Finishes Persian Blue and Westminster Green and then aged with Van Dyke Glaze. Do not be afraid to mix your own colors my friends! If you’re hesitant, trying mixing just drops of colors on a scrap piece of wood or paper before you mix up a larger quantity." - Gravity Hill Home    
"Top was sanded down and stained in a subtle whitewash to keep it light and natural then sealed. Body was painted and distressed with a mix of General Finishes Antique White & a touch Reverent Gray." - Elm Street Designs        
"We absolutely love how this piece turned out! It’s painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray & Persian Blue Milk Paint with a Java Gel stained top. The details on this piece are just stunning." - Belle Maison    
"Did you know green is a neutral color? It has so much versatility! It made a huge impact on this antique bed. Products used: General Finishes mix of Antique White and Basil, Winter White glaze." - Saved By Design    

Hand painted in a 50/50 mix of ...

Loving this green custom mixed paint color using General Finishes Milk Paint!

Emerald + Basil + Costal Blue + Lamp Black

The wood was refinished and stained using Minwax Dark Walnut.

Beautiful hutch in a 50:50 custom mix of General Finishes Driftwood and Reverent Gray Milk Paint.    
"This piece is GREEN with envy! This cabinet was my Granny and Gramps from my dad's side of the family aka my OWN family heirloom. It was in ROUGH shape from years of use. Missing veneer pieces, piece of the ornate feet had fallen off over the years and the top had multiple water rings. Lastly, the cabinet door was cracked and would no longer hold the screws in the hinges. It may have been in a sad state but it was DEFINITELY worth saving. I gave it a VERY good sanding and cleaning. Then I...

Lamp Black + China Blue

Minwax Gray on top

"This cute little bench needed a refresh for the new year. We used a custom mix of General Finishes Basil, Reverent Gray and a touch of brown to achieve this lovely neutral."     

"Took this piece all the way down to raw wood on the top and added a beautiful dusty blue, a mixture of General Finishes Milk Paints in Reverent Gray, Perfect Gray and a touch of China Blue to the body and drawers of the desk. The top was topped with a rich, solid coat of gunstock stain to add a two tone look. The original hardware was cleaned and refinished with a Spanish copper finish. This piece was extra special to recreate for this client and the happiness and excitement they reacted...

Gorgeous cabinets in a one of a kind custom mix of General Finishes Basil, Westminster Green & Twilight Milk Paints.   Recipe: 4 parts Basil + 1 part Westminster + 1 part and Twilight
"The Raina Dry Bar. As promised this lady has an ultimate surprise your guests will never expect! Closed up she's just a lovely example of a detailed mid-century rolling dry bar. At first glance, she'd just be a great side table... but open up those doors to another world! Metallic gold greets your guests with a Gatsby-like experience that they'll have to comment about! Finished in our newest blend of General Finishes Coastal Blue and Westminster Green... we've named it Everteal, the most...
"Refinished this heirloom Martha Washington sewing table using a custom blend of Westminster Green, Lamp Black and a touch of Emerald Milk Paint by General Finishes. The drawers were sanded down and sealed with Semi Gloss Arm-R-Seal (no stain). The body was protected with Satin High Performance."     
"This beautiful buffet was painted in a mix of General Finishes colors (Emerald and Lamp Black) to create this pretty custom green. The trim piece was sanded raw and stained in their color Nutmeg(Gel Stain). The whole piece has been moderately distressed and sealed for protection." - Indigo + Spruce    
Stunning custom blue buffet. This smokey blue is a mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue followed by adding in Persian Blue and mixing and just a touch of Seagull Gray. The top was sanded back to it's natural state.    
"EverTeal.... She's a Waterfall Deco style buffet with some amazing grains and this fantastic saturation of color! We custom blended General Finishes Westiminster Green with Coastal Blue for a deep Evergreen Teal color that I absolutely ADORE with Pitch Black Glaze in all those awesome details! WE took down the doors and top natural, and found some really interesting grain patterns, so we just sealed those up in our favorite Arm-R-Seal satin hand applied finish!" - Restoration Reserve  ...
"This mid century chest is painted in a mix of Empire Gray and Seagull Gray Milk Paint by General Finishes. We love how this one turned out!"     
"This Henredon dresser was chosen from my inventory to be a young boy's dresser. I created the custom color using General Finishes Lamp Black, Queenstown Gray and Driftwood. The whole thing, drawers included were top coated in HPTC (High Performance Topcoat) Flat."    
"Beautiful bombe style dresser painted in General Finishes mixture of Antique White and a splash of Basil. The drawers were stripped down to bare wood. A little distressing and new hardware completed the look. So versatile!"   
"We are absolutely loving this custom order buffet we just finished up. It is painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Empire Gray and Seagull Gray Milk Paint!" - Belle Maison    
"I started working on this buffet over 2 years ago. I had planned to strip the entire piece and refinish, but after stripping it 3 times, sanding, and stripping again some of the stubborn finish still would not come off the sides and front of the frame. So I had to paint those areas in this burnt orange color to match my living room rug. Buffet stained in General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain, sealed with Arm-R-Seal in gloss. Painted in a mix of General Finishes Persimmon and Lamp Black Milk Paint...
"This beautiful cedar chest is painted in a mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray and Persian Blue Milk Paint!" - Belle Maison    
"This vintage Stanley 6 foot coffee table and end table set were completely made over from top to bottom. I stripped the old finish off of the tops and stained with Minwax Rustic Mahogany gel stain. Gel stain is a great alternative to my normal oil based stain when trying to match three table tops that want to stain completely different colors. It’s thicker and can be manipulated to get a closer match. The bases were painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Antique White with a tiny amount...