Custom Milk Paint Colors

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

"We had so much fun with this set! The dresser and nightstands were painted in General Finishes Alabaster and the king size bed was hand painted in a custom mix of GF Coastal Blue, Queenstown Gray and Driftwood. It turned out absolutely stunning!" - Duke Interiors and Restoration    
"What an incredible transformation this table has had! The paint job was pretty tired when my client found it and was in desperate need of a makeover. I stripped the old paint so we could start fresh. There was a ton of wear/water damage on the bottom which was made of an MDF substrate. We added a wooden bottom and I used an epoxy wood filler to fill the gap between the table and the new bottom, sanded and shaped it to the original and now it looks like it has always been that way. And it’s...
Gorgeous custom mixed color! General Finishes Dark Chocolate 1.5 parts, and Sunglow 1 part.    

This is a custom mix of 3 parts Klein Blue and 1 part Emerald from General Finishes. From one angle it’s more blue and another more green. A very beautiful chameleon color. I used a satin topcoat for a lovely sheen and went back and did flat on the woven rattan on the drawers and doors for dimension. The hardware is original to the piece, cleaned and shined to a beautiful brass.

"Mid Century Modern Campaign dresser painted in custom mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue & Westminster Green Milk Paint, sealed with 3 coats of Flat polyurethane" - Refined By Ash     
Custom mix of General Finishes Antique White + Linen Milk Paint for a perfect creamy white.    
"This Hepplewhite Buffet was literally saved from the landfill after sitting in a garage for decades. Sprayed with my Earlex 5500 using General Finishes custom mix (created by Saved By Design ) 50:50 ration of Emerald and Dark Chocolate Milk Paint." - Revived Creations by Autumn      
"This one is so much prettier in person. The photo doesn’t do it justice. I’m okay with looking at this beauty for a while. The color comes from 3 General Finishes colors. Westminster Green, Harvest Yellow and China Blue. I don’t have exact ratios as I just mixed it up…" - ReFabulous Finds by Christina      
"Top stripped and sanded down beautifully. Look at that grain pattern! Stained in a custom mix of Jacobean and Hazelwood. Body refinished in a 50/50 mix of General Finishes Alabaster and Millstone. Slightly distressed. Kept the original hardware." - Elm Street Designs    
This dresser is so solid but was looking so sad. I gave him a good sanding and cleaning and primed him. He then got painted in a custom mix of...
"We’ve been wanting to do a custom General Finishes color for some time now. We chose 50/50 of Emerald and Dark Chocolate Milk Paint for this rich jewel tone. The color really brings out the detail in this long dresser." - Black Dog Designs    
"Y’all, to tell you I'm still tired from that it’s an understatement. I love my job but these pieces I keep getting continue get bigger and bigger and they’re killers  This is a special mix of General Finishes Queesntown Gray and Halcyon Blue." - Why Not Redesign    
"The top on this piece wasn’t salvageable so it received a whole new one with lathe wood stained in a custom mix of browns and grays. Body was refinished in a mix of General Finishes Lamp Black and Empire Gray then slightly distressed." - Elm Street Designs    
"I used one of my favorite green mixtures on this piece. It’s a 50:50 mix of Basil and Antique White by General Finishes. We added mouldings by WoodUbend Mouldings I love the chicken wire too.. So much character in one piece." - ReFabulous Finds by Christina    
"Painted in General Finishes Emerald & Dark Chocolate 50:50 mix. Top was sanded down and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel stain. Sprayed using the Earlex Spray Station 5500." - Revived Creations by Autumn    
"To create this look we used: • Custom mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray, Lamp Black and Sunglow Milk Paint • General Finishes Water Based Stain in Graystone and Antique Brown • WallPops NuWallpaper from Amazon • Hardware also from Amazon • Rustoleum Fillable Primer to correct wood texture • Bondo to fill the routed lines" - Saved By Design    

This custom shade was made using 1 part Sunglow to 1.5 parts Dark Chocolate. 

"Custom pieces are my FAVORITE pieces!!! Painted in a custom mix of General Finishes China Blue & Lamp Black." - 8 By Design  

I've been on the hunt for the perfect muted Olive. I think I may have achieved it today! I used General Finishes Dark Chocolate (1.5 parts) and Sunglow (1 part).

Made in 1957, this minimalist mid century modern dresser is constructed with Genuine Mahogany Association primaries and Poplar secondaries. Featuring nine full size drawers, dovetail joints and dowel details. Finished in a custom masculine green with brushed gold tab hardware and muted woodland drawer liners.

"The power of paint! This little cabinet will now be used as a vanity in a new Airbnb. This is a color we've mixed using Basil, Coastal Blue and Queenstown. Mixing allows so much creative freedom to achieve your perfect shade."
"Circa 1950, this classic nightstand pair was once a traditional desk. The custom deep green finish complimented by the rich antique brown top is the epitome of English Country House design. • General Finishes Emerald and Dark Chocolate 50/50 mix, High Performance Top Coat in Flat, Antique Oak Water Based Stain over Mahogany wood. • Hepplewhite pulls from Amazon" - Saved By Design    

A little Emerald and Lamp Black

**About a 50/50 mix

 

"The base of this was damaged and ended up being particle board so I removed the entire bottom and rebuilt it with cleaner lines. Added vintage metal feet that I repurposed from an old project. Top sanded down beautifully so I stained it in General Finishes Flint Liquid Oil Stain. Body refinished in a custom mix of GF Millstone and Reverent Gray creating an off white/beige with subtle hints of gray. The perfect neutral to compliment any decor. Original hardware updated to black to match feet...
"Coined in the 1940s, English Country House design is popular as ever as this new century progresses.   It's simple and casual style carries an elegance that one can actually feel at home in and it doesn't take itself too seriously. A mix of antique and vintage furnishings, patterned textiles, rugs, table lamps, flowers, a pinch of modern accessories and the classic hunting artwork - the more the better really. It embraces wear and tear, and it's the furthest thing from minimalism...
"I've been enthralled with European Country interior design lately. Perhaps because it embodies everything I love about design but allows you to have elegance while maintaining casual comfort. It makes a room easy to love.   This vintage Hepplewhite dresser is petite but bold with it's convex top drawer and fluted detail. Classic in its custom French Country blue with a gray undertone. To create this look we used General Finishes custom mix using Basil, Coastal Blue and Queenstown Gray...
"There is something so classic and timeless about beige. So many shades, so much possibility. I doubt I'll ever tire of it! To create this look we used: General Finishes Millstone (10 parts) to Lamp Black (1 part). Fine weave cane, antique brass hardware and Tempaper liners." - Saved By Design        
"French country design is timeless because of its casual and comfortable elegance that's never ostentatious.   This 1954 Davis Cabinet Co corner cabinet was the perfect candidate for a French Country design with its twist pillars and soft curves in the base. To create this looks we used    General Finishes Basil, Coastal Blue & Lamp Black to create this custom hue" - Saved By Design    
"I have done several of these hutch refinishes and this by far is my absolute favorite. So much that I have seriously given thought to keeping it (who else needs a bigger home !!!). Refinished in General Finishes Westminster Green and Dark Chocolate, a deep green hue accented with new hardware, original stain inside with new wallpaper." - Sage Furnishings    
"Refinished in a custom color mix of Westminster Green and Lamp Black by General Finishes. This has a light distressing around the edges and newly stained top!"
"My first deep green piece, ever! My customer asked for spruce, so I mixed General Finishes Emerald and Coastal Blue until I got the desired color. Top coated with GF High Performance Topcoat Satin for a beautiful finish.Top stained with Colonial Maple Gel Stain. " - Vintage Painted Pieces    
"It’s a combo of Emerald and Dark Chocolate GF Milk Paint. I added a black glaze for dimension and sealed it with satin High Performance Topcoat." LaDeeDa Design    
"Mint is a hard one to mix but this bright mint is going to be perfect for a child's room! Paired with gold and rolling drawers, this dresser flip is pending pick up already. Made with General Finishes Patina Green, Halcyon Blue and Antique White Milk Paint it's giving this dark piece a brand (and bright) new life!" - The Broken Masterpiece    
"Navy & Gold is one of my favorite combinations and what better Navy than Coastal Blue by General Finishes. This color was 4:1 Coastal Blue:China Blue to give it a bit brighter pop! Finished in high gloss. It has a beautiful sheen to compliment the gold leaf pulls." - The Broken Masterpiece    

If you want a showstopping statement piece in your home, this is it! The bronze metallic hardware and highlights are the perfect complement to the beautiful shade of green. Each drawer has decorative paper on the sides and is lined on the inside.

2 parts Emerald + 1 part Lamp Black

"8 drawer dresser with plenty of storage. Stripped the top of the thick cherry finish to find cool wood grain so I opted to sand and seal it. That’s the natural color! Body refinished in a 50/50 mix of General Finishes Alabaster & Snow White. Slightly distressed throughout. New oil rubbed bronze hardware." - Elm Street Designs    

"This Dixie nine drawer dresser turned out so pretty! She was kinda raggedy before with a very tired finish. No structural issues, just a ton of nicks and gouges. This gorgeous blue is a custom mix of two parts China Blue and one part Perfect Gray from General Finishes. It’s not as purple as a periwinkle, not as navy as navy and not as gray as a blue gray. It’s just a lovely blue. I was inspired to create this color by a blue in one of my drawer liners. I was so excited to use the color and...

"So fun when a client picks a fun color. This piece received a complete makeover. Painted with a 50/50 mix of General Finishes Coral Crush and Persimmon Milk Paint." - Furniture Flips    
Have I told you how much I love chartreuse?? This old girl needed a refresh! She was solid structurally but looked tired. Once I got the old finish off the top, I knew that I wanted to keep it wood. And I loved the wood details on the top drawer so that just had to be wood as well. I tried taping off the details fifty ways to Sunday to protect them from the paint but I just ended up with a lot of wasted tape. I remembered when I first started this business, people were using Vaseline as a...

"This solid oak White Clad Furniture Co. cabinet has been updated for the Masters!  It is a one of a kind wine and liquor bar! It has been painted a deep green (General Finishes Emerald + Dark Chocolate Milk Paint)r eminiscent of the grass on the course. Gold leaf damask stenciling has been added to the inside of the cabinet doors and matches the original gold hardware. The top has a light wash of GF Snow White, letting the wood grain peek through." - Radiant Light Restorations in Augusta,...

"Design for the present, with an awareness of the past.   The previous generations of craftsmen had timeless taste. Color and finish trends come and go, but some designs stand the test of time. This Hepplewhite dresser is one of them. Circa 1940 this piece was modeled after the original designs of English cabinet maker George Hepplewhite from the 18th century. It has an elegant serpentine front along with the lesser found serpentine sides on the top. True to it's English roots, we chose...

This Solid wood Lammert’s chest of drawers just got a makeover! Painted in...

"A LOT of sanding later and a custom paint mix starting with...

50/50 Emerald and Dark Chocolate. HPTC Flat. Sprayed with Earlex 5500

This was one of those pieces that almost got murdered and thrown in a dumpster, but I stuck with it and somehow got this beauty The hardware was a Home Goods find and the legs are from Amazon. Lucky match! Painted in a mix of General Finishes Lamp Black and Westminster Green
"I sanded off 4 coats of paint down to bare wood. Painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Westminster Green, Queenstown Gray and Lamp Black. Top drawer sanded then sealed the natural wood. Gave the base trim a “haircut” to update the style. "    
I have been waiting for just the right piece to do a deep emerald green on and once I got this sideboard home, I knew this was the piece!! When I found this mahogany beauty, the top was in horrible shape and there was no key to unlock the door. The owner said it had been years since they had the key but I knew we could remove the back and figure it out from there and I hoped for a treasure inside. Once we removed the back and got everything opened, all that was in there was a penny and a...

Stunning dark teal vintage dresser with detachable mirror. I used a custom mix of greens and blues to create this gorgeous dark teal color tone. I also glazed it throughout for accentuate it’s curves. Top is painted in a rustic brown colors. The dresser has six drawers on the sides and three more inside the doors for a total of nine drawers for storage. This piece can be used as a dresser, console, buffet, entryway or accent piece.

2 parts Blue Moon + 1 part Westminster Green 

Vintage MCM dresser. Custom color mixed with...
"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...