Custom Colors on Furniture

Furniture Design Ideas featuring custom color mixes from our customers.

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 We swapped out the outdated pulls for all new black and...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    
Turn any piece of furniture into the focal point of your room by refinishing it with General Finishes Milk Paint! By mixing Milk Paint colors together, you can create lively, cool grays tones that reflect the airy and dramatic qualities of nature. Colors featured in this palette are as followed: 
  • Custom Color Mix: 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint
  • Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint
  • Custom...
"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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Stop what you're doing.

THIS. IS. IT.

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.

"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    
"{PAINT it forward piece} A couple months ago I made the announcement that I wanted to Pay it Forward by donating either the proceeds of a furniture sale or donating a piece itself in an auction/raffle type setting to an organization or foundation. I was blessed to cross paths with a wonderful local family who tragically lost their son a couple years ago to brain cancer. Ryan was a mere 30 years young when his life ended but he left behind a legacy. Inspired by Restoration Hardware Baby's "...

It's officially the first day of Fall! We're going to start today with this lovely rustic piece completed by Second Chance Studios. The color was a custom mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray and Driftwood Milk Paint!

Loving this gorgeous neutral dresser by The Tin Shed. It's a combo of General Finishes Millstone and Linen Milk Paints and Driftwood for the shading.    

Loving this darling bedroom set by Q Uitta Allen of All Shabbed Out! This custom color was created by mixing Corinth Blue and Royal Purple Milk Paint. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat.

Corinth Blue Milk Paint has been discontinued. You can mix Halcyon Blue and Klein Blue Milk Paints to recreate that color.

"Oh My Goodness!! This transformation was Grand but Oh So Worth It... ❤️ this Rustic Flare! Custom mixed Turquoise, using General Finishes Patina Green, Klein Blue and Somerset Yellow. Just the right amount of glaze accenting with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and light natural distressing....Just Awesome!" - Jubilance    
"Crushing on this high end oak jewelry armoire. I'm debating whether to take it home. This pretty girl was created with a base custom mix of General Finishes Nantucket Green & Summertime Blue Chalk Style Paint, and Coastal Blue Milk Paint, then washed and low-lighted with Coastal Blue. It is sealed with High Performance Flat." - Flipping Fabulous   Visit Flipping Fabulous at 104 N. Santa Fe, Suite A. Salina, KS to purchase your favorite GF products.    
"Drop the mic. Confident this picture tells a story that anything is possible with a little imagination." - Rachel of Restyle Junkie   This kitchen got a transformation of a lifetime with a custom mix of 2 parts Seagull Grey Milk Paint to 1 part Driftwood Milk Paint with High Performance Top Coat in Flat.   Restyle Junkie specializes in custom cabinet refinishing and distressed wood. They also carry General Finishes products and host DIY painting classes. Stop by and see them at 625...
"Finished these bedside tables today. They're actually two separate pieces and not from a vanity take-apart like my usual. Art Deco is straying away from my norm but sometime I need a change up!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations   This is a custom mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue and Lime Green Milk Paints!    

Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations gave this piece an uplift with a custom color mix using General Finishes Seagull Gray and Lamp Black Milk Paint.

"Who knew that Coastal Blue and Lime Green GF Milk Paint could make such a deep, stunning color?! Add a little Candlelite GF Gel Stain and you've got a Garrison hutch with a hint of some Boho vibes." - Daylily Custom Design

"How cute is this French Provincial chest with its new pink ombré makeover! ...We refinished this piece using a custom blend of General Finishes Tucson Red and Snow White Milk Paints for the drawers and Snow White sealed with white poly on the chest. Such an adorable combination!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture

"Loving this rustic buffet. It's a really great size! This yellow is a 1 to 1 mix of General Finishes Somerset Gold & Buttermilk Yellow. When I say 1 to 1... I mean 1 quart to 1 quart. It also has some GF French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint highlights." - Flipping Fabulous  

Loving this gorgeous custom color by Boxwood & Brass! Completed with a 50/50 blend of General Finishes Coral Crush and Persimmon Milk Paint.

"I will never get tired of this color. Someone stuck these two cabinets together and it actually turned out really cute! Painted with a custom mix of General Finishes Holiday Red and Linen Milk Paint" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations

"This may be my new favorite color! A custom General Finishes mixture of Basil + Persian Blue + Queenstown Grey. Can't. Stop. Staring." - Carver Junk Company Minneapolis    
Custom color alert!!   "This pretty turquoise color was a custom mix of General Finishes Corinth Blue, Lamp Black and Patina Green in the ratio 2:2:1." - Trillium Park Designs   *Corinth Blue is discontinued. You can mix Halcyon Blue and Klein Blue to recreate.