Custom Milk Paint Colors

Furniture Design Ideas featuring custom paint color mixes from our customers.

"One of my creative pieces to date. This piece reminds me of my time in the South Asian country of Loas. Tall mountains hover over each other in northern parts of Vang Vieng. Refinished using General Finishes Antique White, Halcyon Blue, custom mix of Lamp Black and Halcyon Blue and Gulf Stream Blue. This piece is upcycled by removing bottom base, cutting off the sides and attaching new metal feet. Top has been sanded and sealed using High Performance in satin." - Sage Furnishings    
"We came across this perfect vintage linen chest while back and somehow it ended up lost in the midst of other projects. But all comes to light in it's own time...and this one was well worth the wait! To transform this piece we sprayed a custom mix of General Finishes Lamp Black and Snow White for the subtle ash black I had in mind. It carries the perfect muted tone. The top coat has the perfect matte sheen that feels amazing to the touch. The original brass hardware was polished and glazed...

Loving this one of a kind Emerald & Lamp Black vanity. Custom mix of 2 parts Emerald + 1 part Lamp Black for the green and Lamp Black for the shading & pure Emerald for the highlight. Check out GF's wide range of tutorial videos at http://bit.ly/GeneralFinishesYouTube

Early 1900’s wardrobe, made in England and moved to the US in 1940 by a wonderful couple who were in the Royal service. Refinished in...

Armoire refinished in in a custom mix of...

When I first saw this piece, my mind instantly went to a shade of green. But it wouldn’t work with the other colors in the room so I settled on a soft shade of gray from...

"I never intended to do another French Provincial set, but sometimes we come across pieces that demand our attention. This is one of those pieces. The curves on this chest are so definitive and the hardware is timeless. As soon as I saw it I knew....Navy.   But the search for the perfect Navy shade was a feat. So to mixing I went. This custom shade has so much depth and it is a true chameleon. It ranges from a rich regal blue to deep teal to almost black depending on the lighting...
"Just in time for Christmas morning, awakened from his slumber!!! Ebenezer is a Scrooge no longer!! His boring time with Marley and Marley are over! Like the ghost of Christmas present, I updated his look to last for time yet to come!!! Like a beautiful new winter cloak, I painted his body in the deepest Teal. To create his rich custom color I mixed General Finishes Westminster Green and Lamp Black. Much like his old miser ways, I sanded off his original stained legs. And found true beauty...

Custom color mixed with General Finishes Westminster green, Lamp Black and Queenstown Gray to create this deep, rich shade of green/blue.
Drawer fronts were sanded and whitewashed to keep the grain light and natural.
I gave it a boost with new hairpin feet.
Six lined drawers with black hardware to match the feet.

"The power of paint. It’s really quite amazing! Don’t you agree?!! I was asked to transform the dark, dated pieces on the right into something fresh and farmhouse modern for a big girls room. OH, and add a little sparkle please! 

Painted in a mix of grays (per moms request). Perfect Gray, Queenstown Gray both by General Finishes and a leftover “secret” gray I had.  OH and that sparkle!! Let’s not forget that!! My first time using glitter paint!! Intense Glitter Paint by Rust-...

"This beautiful Eastlake wash stand dates between 1870-1890. For its age, it was in very good condition with only a few repairs. I used Minwax Classic Cherry stain for the top. The base was painted General Finishes Antique White (1 cup) and Buttermilk (1/8 cup) and finished everything with High Performance Topcoat in satin." - Newbac Designs    
The cherry top was stripped and refinished in Minwax Classic Cherry. There was a very dark, thick stain on the top as well as horrible sanding swirls, so it was a challenge to remove the deep swirls and the stain that had soaked deep into the wood. The belt sander was my friend on this one! The base is painted in a custom creamy white to match her dressers I did earlier this year. It’s...
"Refinished curio cabinet with hideaway desk. Painted in General Finishes Blue Moon, Snow White and custom mix of Halcyon Blue and Patina Green." - Blue & White Living Home Decor    
"After staring at the lambs, I couldn’t stand it anymore and had to paint it. A custom mix of General Finishes Persimmon and Lamp Black and then I painted the handles gold even though they are wood, just for a pop of color. This piece is now ready to live its best life…in the workshop bathroom " - Flipping Unbelievable    
"Vintage MCM tallboy dresser. Custom mixed General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Lamp Black to achieve a deep, rich charcoal gray. Top drawers were sanded and stained. Original hardware!" - Elm Street Designs  

"Creating custom colors are not my specialty but I am in love with how this color turned out! I used...

"And here is the gorgeous table! The final piece of a beautiful dining set my clients parents owned in Germany that she inherited and brought back to the states and will eventually go to her daughters. The table had been previously painted so I stripped all of the old paint off to start fresh. I never just paint over old paint as I can’t guarantee my finish since I do not know the steps the previous painter took to prepare the piece for paint. After stripping, cleaning, sanding and cleaning...
"Who doesn’t love a good storage cabinet? This beautiful pine cabinet would be perfect for any space. The door has been finished with linen fabric to give it a more modern, boho and breezy feel. Painted in a calming custom mix color to enhance the design of the door. The top has been sealed for protection using a satin polyurathane. The body has been sealed for protection with wax for a buttery soft feel."    Products: •Paint - Custom mix of General Finishes Basil, Lamp Black...
"I stripped the top, which is laminate, and gave it an extra heavy sand with 80 grit sandpaper. Usually 220 is sufficient but this was extra slick. The paint was adhering well to the body so I gave it a really good sand and gave the entire piece three coats of primer, checked for adhesion issues and everything was sticking. The paint color is a custom light, warm gray. I used General Finishes Snow White and Antique White in equal parts (1 cup each) and added a little Perfect Gray (1/8 cup)...

"Another project down, finished and delivered this Dry Bar and Dining table! Finished in a 50/50 mix of Seagull and Empire gray by...

"How cute is this little nugget I redid for a custom order? This is a family piece but had seen better days and had been stored in a basement not feeling the love. After a good sanding, the base was painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Blue Moon and Lamp Black to custom match some wall art the customer had. The top has been stained in a custom mix of General Finishes Java and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. We sealed the whole piece, added new ceramic knobs and new wheels since one of the...
"This piece has been around! It’s old, but the bones are sturdy! This shade of green is so great! It is a custom color mix using General Finishes Emerald, Coastal Blue, and Lamp Black!" - Hailey Duncan Home    
"This beautiful vintage 6 drawer dresser has been refinished using General Finishes Milk Paint. The color is a combination of Lamp Black and Snow White. A soft gray that is perfect for any home. New hardware, old font stencil for the drawers." - Blue & White Living Home Decor    
"Always enjoy using GF Milk Paint. I love the way this Boho style dresser turned out. Used mix of Snow White and Lamp Black; Persian Blue and Snow White; Coral Crush and Snow White. Mixing colors is my favorite." - The Waters Edge  
"I had a lot of fun playing with GF Milk Paint to get this custom color mix using Westminster Green & Coastal Blue. Finally have my perfect navy blue." - Refined by Ash    
"Beautiful French style nightstands/side tables refinished General Finishes custom mix of Snow White and Lamp Black Milk Paint with barnwood brown color wash top. Original hardware in gold." - Blue & White Living Home Decor    
"Beautiful rustic pair of dressers.Refinished in General Finishes custom mix of Snow White and Lamp Black Milk Paint with walnut stained front legs and back lip. Distressed for a country farmhouse inspired look." - Blue & White Living Home Decor    
Fantastic custom mixed color by Walnut Street Marketplace and Showroom! General Finishes Westminster Green + Lamp Black.    

"BEACHY BLUES All my Boho and shabby chic lovers, this ones for y’all! There is so much detail on this piece! I just love all the spindles, 14 in fact, on this vintage bookshelf! Painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Key West + Snow White, then ever so slightly distressed."

"These matching icebox White Clad tables have been completely refinished. Tops have been sanded down smooth and sealed. Bottoms have been painted in a custom color, a beautiful, earthy, cool green. (5 parts Basil 2 parts Lamp Black) Original hardware has been cleaned and refreshed back to it’s original beauty. General Finishes is my favorite paint ever, I foresee more custom colors in the future!" - Early One's Niche    
"•DESI• I asked for help with choosing a color for this blank canvas! It was nearly an even split between General Finishes Queenstown Gray, Alabaster, and Persian Blue!  SO I did a little custom mixing since all of General Finishes Milk Paints can be blended and came up with this lovely gray!" - Studio 111; Restoration & Transformation    
"When your daughter needs a "big girl bed" and can't find one she likes from a store, you make one she does like! It was a perfect teachable moment for her to get involved in woodworking, and she helped every step of the way. She even helped mix her own custom General Finishes Milk Paint color (Snow White + Coral Crush) to create the exact shade of pink she wanted." - OakTree Supply  
Custom color mixed with...
"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...