Custom Colors on Furniture

Furniture Design Ideas featuring custom color mixes from our customers.

"Stunning large Henredon dresser. Amazing quality piece, solid with huge drawers. Painted in a light creamy white by General Finishes (Snow White and Antique White custom mix) and sealed. Planked wood top in soft warm gray." - A Southern Story

"Blues will forever be some of my favorite colors. I love this shade I created with a mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue, Snow White, Lamp Black and Klein Blue Milk Paints. A great color for this vintage table that really needed a makeover. I used Gel Stain in the color Java for the table top and sealed it with High Performance Top Coat in Semi-Gloss sheen." - Gravity Hill Furnishings    

"Pretty in PINK! I had so much fun mixing these two General Finishes Milk Paint to create this magical color. Holiday Red + Antique White" - Pink Emerald Furnishings

Kristy Taylor Design gave this dresser a charming makeover with a custom color mix using GF Persian Blue and Seagull Gray Milk Paint!

Amazing transformation by Reinvintaged by Jo! This bed frame was given a new life with a custom mix of GF Snow White and Coral Crush Milk Paint with Pitch Black Glaze Effects.    
"This shimmery blue/green dresser is all finished and looking for a home. Painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Charleston Blue Chalk Style Paint and General Finishes Pearl Effects Burnished Pearl. I lightly distressed along the edges and sealed with a satin, high performance top coat. Mixing pearl effects with my paint is my new favorite thing! Come grab some colors today and see what color combos you come up with." - Helen Nichole Designs   Visit Helen Nichole Designs at 720 South...

"This end table was painted in a custom color mix of Coastal Blue and Klein Blue and Burnished Pearl on the details and hardware and stain top coat." - Reblessed, LLC

"Another custom piece in the books!! When my client found this piece it was covered in thick, drippy, brushstrokes and you could scratch the paint off with your nail. We opted to strip this baby down to the bare wood and start from a clean slate. We were asked to mix up a blue to match a rug that’s going in my clients beach house and we nailed it with this custom General Finishes color we’ve named Cornflower Blue!" (Coastal Blue + Antique White) - Twig & Thyme Design    
"This large baker’s rack was in desperate need of a makeover. We mixed a little Antique White with Snow White Milk Paint for this piece. Some slight distressing suited it well." - Gravity Hill Furnishings    
"Love how this farmhouse accent table turned out!!!!! We painted this in a custom mix of General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and Bayberry Green Chalk Style Paint with Van Dyke Glaze and a satin top coat!!!!" - NB.Restorations    

"This vintage china cabinet desperately needed a makeover. Can you ever go wrong with blue? I mixed Klein Blue, Coastal Blue and a bit of Queenstown Gray for the exterior and used French Vanilla on the inside for some contrast." - Amini Design Ashburn

"Quite a productive day yesterday! Refinished this perfectly-sized french farmhouse coffee table in General Finishes 50/50 Antique White and Snow White Milk Paint with their Winter White Glaze Effects over Minwax's Weathered Oak wood stain for the top." - Goebig & Go Home

Gorgeous custom color mix of GF Emerald and Coastal Blue Milk Paint by Cedar Creek Chic                
"That Hutch... and it's a BIG one. The perfect backdrop for anything and everything! Custom mix of General Finishes Dark Chocolate & Lamp Black." - Kenzie Lynn Designs    
Custom Color Alert!! Virginia Vintage Interiors created this lovely blue by mixing General Finishes Coastal Blue, Patina Green and Somerset Gold Milk Paint.    
"This gorgeous vintage French Provincial credenza is in absolutely FLAWLESS condition! Completely refinished & restored from top to bottom, it has been hand painted in the loveliest shade of Tiffany Blue!" - Second Chance Studios   This custom color is a mix of GF Patina Green, Snow White and Halcyon Blue Milk Paint.    

How romantic are these French Provincial dresser and side table pieces?! Second Chance Studios painted this stunning set in a custom color mix of GF Snow White Milk Paint with a touch of Holiday Red Milk Paint!

We're loving this adorable French cedar trunk refinish by Shabby Accent Living for this Valentine's Day! Painted in a custom color mix using Holiday Red and Antique White Milk Paints.

"Another custom complete! This is the second piece of this two piece set that received a much needed makeover! Painted in a custom mixed white using General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint with just a dash of Antique White for that perfect bright white were calling Cotton. That smooth finish was of course topped with my favorite High Performance Top Coat in Flat picked up at my local General Finishes distributer NOVA Design and Build. We swapped out the outdated pulls for all new black and...

"Be You // Even if that means painting a custom blush pink dresser because you can’t get the color out of your head."

 GF Coral Crush + Linen + Antique White Milk Paint.

We love this bright Milk Paint makeover by All Dressered Up!

They add, "This is my happy color! A mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue and Patina Green."

"This piece was painted in a custom-mixed white using General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint with just a dash of Antique Whtie for that perfect bright white we're calling Cotton. That smooth finish was of course topped with my favorite High Performance Topcoat in Flat picked up at my local General Finishes distributor NOVA Design and Build." - Twig & Thyme Design

"Completed this beauty recently using a custom mix of Key West Blue & Black Pepper(Chalk Style Paint), then finished the back with Seagull Gray(Milk Paint)! Products were great to work with & the results are incredible!" - Captiva Home Decor    
"A little turquoise for your day. You're welcome. Custom paint mix from General Finishes."   Reinvintaged by Jo created this color by mixing GF Snow White & Patina Green Milk Paint.    

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The Boho chic chest everyone has been going crazy over. 

When I painted this, I had NO idea the amount of attention this piece would get! Being shared by multiple famous designers, getting thousands of likes, comments...

General Finishes Design Challenge Winner 2017›Upcycling›Mad Scientist "Create a New Color" (Popular Vote)›3rd Place

We have been trying to create this color since we started painting 2 years ago and after many failed attempts we finally feel like we have "The Perfect Turquoise."

This color is made up of 4 parts Snow White milk paint, 1/2 part Patina Green milk paint, and 1/4 part sunglow milk...

"Starting this new year with a pop of color. Love this custom mix of General Finishes Linen and Coastal Blue!" - Painted Pieces    
"And here she is.....and she’s pretty FAB if I do SAY so myself! Gorgeous vintage French Provincial solid wood dresser is in flawless condition, and has been hand painted in the palest shade of seashell pink! With beautiful curves and gorgeous original hardware she definitely makes a statement and adds glamour to ANY room!" - Second Chance Studios   This color was created with GF Snow White Milk Paint + a touch of Holiday Red Milk Paint.

"Super CUTE custom piece for a special client that matches another piece that I did for her. Love how fun and cheerful this color is!" - Second Chance Studios

Second Chance Studios created this custom color mix by combining GF Patina Green, Halcyon Blue and Snow White Milk Paint.

"This French Provincial dresser was updated using a 1:1 ratio of General Finishes Patina Green Milk Paint and Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint. She was glazed and then top-coated with High Performance Topcoat in Satin. I love the color!" - Jody Findley of JF Furniture Design

We adore this lovely table makeover by Marci of Reesestore Design, LLC!

The painted the base with a custom color of 1 part Coastal Blue Milk Paint to 4 parts Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and top-coated with a mix 1 part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint to 1 part Snow White Milk Paint. The piece was finished with a crackling product and lime wash glaze with gesso.

"Want to add some Christmas cheer to your home? This adorable little Bombay Chest will be just the trick! Painted in a deep spruce custom mixed for this piece, and finished with a beautiful black wax glaze to add depth and dimension this gorgeous girl will add drama to ANY room!" - Second Chance Studios   Custom Mix = General Finishes Emerald Milk Paint + Coastal Blue Milk Paint    
"This desk has been totally transformed with a custom blend of General Finishes Tuscan Red and Lamp Black. I love the rich, dark red that this blend created. Making your own colors is so much fun!" - Boxwood & Brass    
Retta's Ruffles created this stunning custom color with a mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray and Persian Blue Milk Paints.    
"I can finally reveal this very special project. I was contacted by Wagner Spray Tech to complete a table and chair set for their spring trade show. They chose General Finishes Klein Blue and Snow White (Milk Paint) to complete the project. I mixed the two colors to get a brighter blue. They wanted the vibe to be fun, fresh, spring like and eye catching. I think it’s safe to say that this piece will definitely catch your attention! Entire piece sprayed with my awesome Wagner studio Pro...

This was a piece I'd previously painted but it just wasn't selling and I'm a firm believer that if at first you don't succeed, try again!  Pieces can be reinvented time and time again, no finish is forever.

 

I started with a base of GF Coastal Blue. Then used my custom mix(Patina Green, Coastal Blue, Antique White and Halcyon Blue) together with Seagull Grey to create a faux finish.  I'd already added the mouldings for the previous finish so just had to put some gold leaf on...

This gorgeous Eastlake style dresser quickly became one of my all-time favorite projects with a custom blend of General Finishes Milk and Chalk Style Paints with 2 parts Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, 4 parts Seagull Gray Milk Paint, and 3 parts Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint. The resulting paint was smooth, creamy, and effortlessly beautiful! My favorite part of custom blends is that they tend to be chameleons - they can appear to take on different hues based on their lighting and other...

This solid desk was given new life using all GF products. Custom mix of Driftwood & Linen to achive the perfect Greige color. Sealed in High Performance Topcoat in Satin 

You have to check out this Farmhouse Style Table makeover with GF Antique Walnut Get Stain and a custom mix of GF Driftwood and Persian Blue Milk Paint by Art is Beauty 
Loving this custom color of GF Lime Green and Antique White Milk Paint by Second Chance Studios.   "This gorgeous custom piece left for her forever home today! This beautiful French Provincial six drawer dresser is going to do double duty as a changing station in a nursery! Love the mint green especially w/ this gorgeous floral fabric on the drawers! Talk about a sophisticated baby!"  
"Here they are! These nightstands were painted in a custom color mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue and Emerald Green. They were given an all over Pitch Black Glaze to give some depth to the already beautiful color. Sealed with multiple layers of protective top coat, these will last a long time in whatever lucky home they go to!" - Kristin's Krazy Garage    
The Vanderveen House completely transformed their nightstands with this lovely custom mixed green!   They were primed with GF Stain Blocker, painted with a mix of Lime Green, Snow White and Persian Blue and topped with flat High Performance Topcoat.  10 parts Snow White + 1 part Lime Green + a bit of Persian Blue    
"This Bassett Mid-century set is FANTASTIC & in such great condition. I used Fusion Mineral Paint Ultra Grip on the tops, because they were 50's slick (Ultra Grip is amazing). The wood was darkened with General Finishes Java Gel Stain, & the drawers are a mix of Buttermilk Yellow & Somerset Gold, & the bottoms are a great gray mix of Seagull Gray & Persian Blue, all sealed with High Performance Satin." - Flipping Fabulous  

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.

Custom mix of Persimmon and Antique White Milk Paint, topped with High Performance Topcoat - Flat

Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations upcycled this once old record player to a multifunctional furniture piece! Painted in a custom color mixed with General Finishes Driftwood and Linen Milk Paint.

"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    

"Oh, how I love these big empires... I was going for a super dark green and it turned out exactly how I wanted. Custom mix of Lamp Black, Queenstown Gray, and Emerald General Finishes Milk Paint." - Finn+Bo

Check out how Art is Beauty transformed this road side rescue with General Finishes Milk Paint.  
"This wood bench has been hand painted in a custom blend of General Finishes Antique White and Snow White to match the gorgeous new fabric on the seat. The entire piece is distressed and sealed with a High Performance Top Coat for super durability!" - Nap Time Creations