Custom Colors on Furniture

Furniture Design Ideas featuring custom color mixes from our customers.

Beautiful dresser in a lovely custom minty green (GF Westminster Green + Snow White Milk Paint)    Learn more about General Finishes Milk Paint in this new video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductMilkPaint
"Once a mid century sewing table, now a fantastic new opportunity! We found her with no machine, but saw the potential in those iconic lines and fantastic details." - Delilah Tree   Custom mix of General Finishes Westminster Green + Blue Moon Milk Paint.    
Beautiful bathroom vanity update with a custom mix of General Finishes Empire Gray and Perfect Gray Milk Paint topped with High Performance Topcoat satin    
"Can we just keep these! We love how these nightstands turned out! They are painted in a custom mix of Seagull Gray and Persian Blue Milk Paints by General Finishes!"     

"These little cabinets are one of my favorite pieces to refinish. I think because they are easy to move around my shop alone, easier pieces to complete and I usually add a fun paper on the inside. This piece was sprayed with my Fuji Spray Hvlp Q5 Platinum (look at that shine!) for a very smooth and even finish. I used a custom color created with General Finishes equal parts of Lamp Black, China Blue and Blue Moon. I never tire of Spoonflower wallpaper and their endless design options and...

"This mid century piece just received its second new look, and this one is here to stay! Previously refinished in a farmhouse style, it’s much better dressed in a custom color I created using General Finishes Gulf Stream Blue and Lamp Black. The hardware was shined to a beautiful finish thanks to Bar Keepers Friend and a little bit of scrubbing. This is going in a master bathroom for a pop of color amongst their black and white theme." 

"This beauty is definitely a showstopper! A beautiful statement piece for any bedroom or even as a unique sideboard. Refinished in GF Seagull Gray and Snow White then glazed to add depth to all those amazing details." 

"Just wow! Custom order with a customized mix of stain for an eggplant color using General Finishes water based dye stain, Merlot and Blue, with Graphite water based wood stain surrounded by Antique White Milk Paint. Beautiful!"   
"These nightstands (or should we say “dressers”) have gorgeous oak grain running throughout, hand painted in a medium gray (custom mix of GF Perfect Gray + Queenstown Gray) with dark gray glazing, original hardware and fabric drawer liners in top two drawers for an extra pop of character. Tops are heavily glazed with dark glazing and protected with a satin poly finish."   

This French provincial Bassett dresser has been done in a custom mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue with a touch of black For the perfect deep navy. The top has been sanded and stained in Java Gel.

**Recipe:  1 pint of Coastal Blue and about 3 tablespoons of Lamp Black

"This Dixie piece was painted in a custom mix with General Finishes Blue Moon and Emerald to give the prettiest green blue color. The hardware was updated with ornate black cup pulls and the top was painted black and I added some gray and black glaze."   

Custom mix of General Finishes Holiday Red and Brick Red Milk Paint on an adorable bench.

"Such a beautiful custom mix using General Finishes Snow White and Coastal Blue. When you cant find the color you want on the color wheel, make your own!" 

"This rich navy is a custom color created using Lamp Black and Coastal Blue, then finished in Flat out Flat all by General Finishes. The stained top complements the deep blue and white detailed brass hardware newly added to the piece." 

"Tah-dah! Painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Emerald and Lamp Black Milk Paint."

This Victorian Style Oak Buffet has been completely refinished using Lamp Black and Dark Chocolate with a custom antique flat finish. The Java top and accents give it the perfect finishing touch.

50/50 Mix of Blue Moon and Westminster Green Milk Paint

 

 

"Solid wood Bassett set with beautiful wood tops. Custom gray created using General Finishes Antique White and Queenstown Gray." 

Awesome kitchen cabinet transformation with a custom mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray + Coastal Blue Milk Paint. 

"I used General Finishes Milk Paint in Westminster Green and Twilight, (in a 1/1-ish ratio)to give an awesome dark greenish blue."

"It's hard to capture the green on this custom set but it's amazing! This color is a custom mix of General Finishes Basil, Queenstown Gray, and Westminster Green. The drawers got a wash with layers of White and Gray glazes. I love this green so much I've already picked out a piece for the store I'll be painting this color ❤" 

Stunning in custom mix of GF Blue Moon and Lamp Black Milk Paint     

"The piece has been painted in a custom mix of Emerald and Lamp Black Milk Paint by General Finishes and sealed to protect. The left 3 drawers were sanded down and sealed raw...the wood grain is beautiful." 

Gorgeous vintage washstand has been refinished with a custom mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Seagull Gray Milk Paint with the wood left natural.

"This sweet antique vanity was brought back to life by Silverleaf Interiors using a blend of Ballet Pink and Antique White. The crowing touch was Burnished Gold Pearl Effects on the carvings."

"This Harmony House Louvered Drawer lowboy was painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Emerald and Klein Blue with Nutmeg Gel Stain on the drawers and Krylon Gold Foil Metallic Spray on the feet." 

"These turned out better than I imagined! If I didn’t have nightstands that I love already these would be staying with me. ☺️ These were a custom mix of General Finishes Westminster Green and a touch of Lamp Black to deepen the shade a touch. Original gold hardware just pop against these green beauties." 

This eight drawer dresser has been painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue, Sunglow Yellow with a touch of a true turqouise to make this gorgeous blue - very similar to Magnolia Home's Weekend Blue. Original hardware.

I loved the lines of this petite china cabinet but almost didn’t buy it. It was missing a glass panel and shelves and had a couple other things wrong with it. But my friend made me a good deal and challenged me to “make something cool”. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I loaded it in my car. It lingered in my studio for a long time before I knew what to do with it. Taking my cue from the architecture of the piece I decided an Indian inlay look was the way to go. Playing off the...

"Another stunning custom piece. This one a Drexel from our inventory. The client had a vision of modern meets classic and I think this is it. We used General Finishes Driftwood and a custom mix of Seagull Gray and Snow White to create this master piece. Most of what we do is custom painting. We love working with our clients to turn furniture into works of art. If you are looking for that one of a kind statement piece, message us for details on how we can help." - The Charming Home    

First I removed all the wax and dirt with a good scrub of wash up liquid and water, and then cleaned with methylated spirits and water until all the wax was removed, then sanded smooth.

I primed the piece with shellac bin primer, then 3 coats of custom grey linen:lamp black 5:1, on the body and I then added a coat of the hptc and champagne pearl effects mix, 50:50. The drawer fronts were painted in linen 

I used efex and resin mouldings, both painted in the grey and pearl...

"We added a bit of Lamp Black to this new color from General Finishes - Blue Moon and it is so perfect for this buffet!! How amazing is the custom stencil that was added to the top drawer?" 

Custom Mix of Persian Blue + Lamp Black

"We absolutely adore this versatile MCM dresser/server! This piece was finished with a custom mix of General Finishes Driftwood and Snow White Milk Paint. The legs and drawers were sanded and satined to show their natural wood grain." - Bel Harbor Design Co    

Brick Red + Snow White

Custom Green of Emerald + Linen + Dark Chocolate

Antique Walnut Top and High Performance in Flat

Custom Mix of GF Coastal Blue + Emerald Green, accented with Pitch Black Glaze Effects

"I'm in love with this rare IMMACULATE vintage Lane cedar chest! The cedar smells amazing and this special chest is actually fully solid cedar (no veneers.) I custom mixed this beautiful blue-gray shade with General Finishes Persian Blue and Lamp Black Milk Paints. And how cute are those scrolled feet, complete with original wooden casters? The cedar top was sanded back and stained in Minwax Driftwood and General Finishes Arm-R-Seal for protection. Distressed, wax finish." - GarageMama...

This antique, solid wood dresser was hand painted in a custom gray made from General Finishes milk paints using a blend of Linen and Driftwood with Pitch Black glaze effects over all those details and crevices. The piece is sealed with multiple layers of High Prformance Top Coat in satin for extra protection. Silver leaf gilding wax adds the final bit of sparkle to give this beauty all the drama it deserves. 

One of my favourite places for second hand hunting is the Old Fire Station. It's run by two hilarious guys, full of fabulous stories about their house clearance adventures. The whole place is filled with gorgeous goodies, mostly older antiques that wouldn't look out of place in a country manor house, but they often have little bits and bobs and I reckon they enjoy me and my mum popping in. We generally buy all the old tat - garden rakes, old posters, broken chairs. More often than not they...

"This pair of end tables were refinished for my sweet friend! We used a custom mix of General Finishes Perfect Gray and Antique White, and then distressed all the edges to tie them into her home decor. I used my HomeRight Finish Max sprayer for a beautifully smooth finish!" - Designs by Birdie

Beautiful custom mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Lamp Black Milk Paint by Why Not Redesign.

This fantastic vanity received a custom-mixed coat of deep blue-green, created by mixing General Finishes Klein Blue with Emerald Milk Paint. To add depth and tone down the color, a wash of thinned Lamp Black was brushed on in sections and wiped off, deeping the color and shadowing edges. The painted portions were protected with High Performance Topcoat in satin.  The top and upper drawers of the vanity were sanded down to the raw wood and given a coat of Nutmeg Gel stain then protected with...

This oak chest-of-drawers was brought back to life with a mixture of GF Snow White and Antique White. The handles were orginally rust/iron, but I dry brushed and sanded them with GF Lamp Black to give the piece some character. The whole thing was sealed with GF HPTC, flat. 

This beautiful Thomasville buffet did not sell in its original dated condition. The brass hardware was removed from the back and the top stripped and sanded down to remove all scratches and rings. The top was stained expresso and the body was painted in a rich custom mixed bright turqouise. It was then glazed with GF pitch black glaze and crumpled bags were used to get the faux effect. The entire piece was topcoated with GF High Performance Topcoat in flat. The result is an updated buffet/...

"These oversized nightstands were quickly snatched up out of my inventory for custom order and now they are ready to head home! They are painted in a gorgeous midnight blue - a custom mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue and Lamp Black Milk Paint. A light accent using Pitch Black Glaze and a little extra gold wax on the hardware finished off their elegant makeover." - Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC

Custom Mix of equal parts Driftwood+Basil 

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"It’s fun to add color, and lately my spray gun has contained white or gray paint so I need to change it up! This mid century modern dresser was refinished using a combination of General Finishes Emerald and Coastal Blue Milk Paint. The rest was stripped and stained in Brown Mahogany. The brass hardware was cleaned up with Barkeepers Friend for a beautiful shiny finish!" - Flipping Unbelievable    
"This is a custom green I created using General Finishes Milk Paint. It is such a great green!! You know me! LOVE me some green!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations    

"I have been wanting to paint something this color for a long time and I knew this was the perfect piece! This solid walnut dresser was painted in a custom blend of General Finishes Coastal Blue, Patina Green and Lamp Black to achieve this dark rich teal. The top was stained in Java and sealed with polyurethane for extra durability. Aged bronze pulls and a very colorful floral fabric liner complete this transformation." - Nap Time Creations