Custom Colors on Furniture

Furniture Design Ideas featuring custom color mixes from our customers.

"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...
"French provincial chest of drawers painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Empire Gray and Seagull Gray Milk Paints!" - Belle Maison    
"Feeling inspired by late summer sunshine and sunflowers, this petite buffet is painted in a custom mix of Sunglow, Somerset Gold, Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paints, a few dashes of Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effecs and some dollops of Antique White Milk Paint. Glazed the paint with a little Pitch Black Glaze Effects and sealed with Clear Enduro Poly in Satin." - Gravity Hill Home    
Circa 1960's Cole Steel METAL parts cabinet. 27 drawers had their original hardware removed and a grinding wheel used to remove its old finish and rust. Degreased, primed and updated in a custom Midnight Blue finish (General Finishes Blue Moon/Lamp Black Milk Paint) with blackened antique wash. The original hardware was cleaned and received an updated modern finish with vintage number tags. All drawers are metal as well as entire base. Custom fabricated legs bolted to base and finished to match...
"This color is so good... and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t replicate it if I tried! It’s General Finishes Lamp Black, Emerald, Basil, and Coastal Blue... equal parts(ish)! The hardware felt perfect left it’s original gold... and the curved drawers... well they just speak for themselves!"     
"This sweet vanity is going home today! It turned out so great. Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue mixed with Perfect Gray and glazed in Van Dyke Brown."     
One-of-a-kind hutch in a custom mix of General Finishes Sunglow Milk Pain and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.    
"Refinished in a custom General Finishes blend of Queenstown Gray and Lamp Black. It's a very dark gray that's almost black and I love it!"     
"Love this custom color of half General Finishes Harvest Yellow and Antique White Milk Paint on this commission antique vanity. Top refinished in Antique Walnut Gel Stain and then a coat of Java to get just the right color. All sealed with GF Flat Out Flat to keep that antique look. This was my customer, Julie’s design with the little antique white detailed accents. Turned out so sweet ...but the yellow is a little washed out in daylight photos...so much richer in person."     
"General Finishes custom mixed Seagull Gray, Empire Gray coated with Winter White Glaze. Accents & details in Alabaster with Van Dyke Glaze."         

"This may be my new favorite color! This client owned piece was refinished in a custom mix of General Finishes Key West Blue and Snow White and glazed with Winter White Glaze Effects! Another family heirloom ready for its next 100 years of enjoyment!" 

"Here she is, my friends! Completely made over from top to bottom, this gorgeous family heirloom is a hand carved Schlingmann Wertmobel cabinet that belonged to my clients parents in Germany. Even after making the trip from Germany to the U.S., this beauty was in near perfect condition and honestly, I was a tad bit intimidated to put paint on her flawless goodness. But wow! The makeover made each carving, each curve, each detail even more stunning and truly stand out.   My client chose a...
"This custom built bench is headed home. Painted it in a custom color General Finishes Blue Moon and Patina Green Milk Paint. The top was stained in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed in Arm-R-Seal for protection.I love this color combo! So cute!!"     
"Would y'all believe that I've never really been a fan of green furniture before? I've loved seeing other refinisher's green pieces but it never spoke to me as a color I wanted to paint myself, until I was looking for inspiration for this hutch. I just knew it was going to be white but I was just scrolling through pinterest one day and BAM! I saw a green hutch and my whole mindset shifted. And so this beautiful eucalyptus green hutch was born. And now I want to paint all the things green...
"Presley reNEWed cabinet. General Finishes Mix of Snow White & Antique White Milk Paint, Water Based Stain mix of Antique Oak, Graystone with Greige wash, Smooth & Durable Polyurethane finish" - Kenzie Lynn Designs   Learn more about GF Water Based Stains in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductWaterBaseWoodStain
"Custom order with a custom color mix. General Finishes Coastal Blue with Lamp Black added to give this piece a deeper navy color. Brushed brass handles are stunning!"     
"This beauty is ready to go home! Isn’t it gorgeous?! This piece was refinished using a custom mix of Coastal Blue and Snow White Milk Paints from General Finishes. Absolutely love the way it turned out!"   
Beautiful table makeover with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and a custom mix of Persian Blue and Driftwood Milk Paint by Art is Beauty    

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Custom Mix Basil + Emerald

Coastal Blue

Harvest Yellow

"This custom piece turned out so pretty! Do you like to mix colors to make something new or do you keep it simple and use colors as-is?   I'm a lover of mixing and making something new! This is two parts General Finishes Coastal Blue and 1 part Argentine Pearl Effects. It creates the perfect shimmer."     
 Custom mix of General Finishes Empire Gray, Queenstown Gray and Dark Chocolate for the darker shade. Glazed with black glaze and the lighter color is Driftwood. Floral transfer from redesign with prima.    
"This stunning mid century desk got a head-turning makeover using a custom blend of 2 parts Coral Crush and 1 part Persimmon. I topped it all with HPTC in gloss!"  
"You won’t want to keep your distance from Cliff. He is charming, versatile and neutral. Besides using him as a dresser he would make a great changing table, entry catch-all or even a media center. His body is a custom light gray color mixed with General Finishes Empire Gray and Snow White and slight distressing. The drawers have been rebuilt, painted in GF Queenstown and now function perfectly with updated matte black hardware. The top is in stained in a layer of Minwax weathered oak followed...
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.