Custom Milk Paint Colors

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

"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...

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."