Pearl Effects

Furniture Design Ideas featuring Pearl Effects in the following colors: Argentine Pearl, Bronze Pearl, Burnished Pearl, Champagne Pearl, Copper Pearl, Tawny Pearl

This glamerous buffet was transformed by Simply Loved by Julia using General Finished Snow White Milk Paint glazed with Argentine Pearl Pearl Effects and sealed with High Performance Top Coat in Satin.

"I just finished a piece that I'm so excited about, the Pearl Effects is such a fun way to add some character to a piece to make it stand out! I used the new Chalk Style Paint in Bone White which might be my new favorite neutral color and the Burnished Pearl on the back walls. You're products make it so fun to refinish furniture!" - The French Door


**GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace Bone White with a custom mix of 3:1 Antique White Milk Paint, Seagull...

"This was one of our most prized pieces of furniture in the store because it is so beautiful, so we were very relieved when our customer chose Persian Blue and Burnished Pearl Pearl Effects because it stays within the color scheme of traditional European furniture. This dreamy project quickly topped our list as one of our favorite transformations." - Reblessed, LLC

TatteredGypsy created this fantastic nautical table with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint highlighted with Tawny Pearl Effects and sealed with satin High Performance Topcoat.

How beautiful is this French Provincial dresser from Anastasia Vintage?! Anastasia says, "I decided to go for a classic look. First, a base coat of General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood. Then, I added some Pitch Black Glaze by General Finishes to add some more dimension. I finished the whole piece off with High Performance Topcoat in Flat. To add a little glamor to the drawers, I painted the sides with General Finishes Pearl Effects in Burnished. Because a little extra glitz never hurt...

Flaunt My Refurbs gave this dresser a magical shimmer with General Finishes Champagne Pearl Effects!
"Just finished a customer's "new" built-ins and mantel. She decided to warm the room up with __General Finishes_ Antique White. Next, to help her mantel stand out, we added General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, a touch of Burnt Umber Glaze Effects and topped it off with a hearty coat of Champagne Pearl Effects. She ___ it and we are so happy she's happy!" - Reclaimed Karma
"Add some elegance to your Thanksgiving table. Chalk painted squashes with General Finishes "Burnished Pearl" Pearl Effects to highlight all the character of these beauties. Who doesn't love pumpkins and pearls??" - Flippotential

Reblessed, LLC says "Pearl Effects are such a sophisticated way to add a metallic look to any item. We've used ours on furniture, lamps, picture frames, furniture trim, artwork, decor, and more. They can be applied as a solid metallic for a more bold "dipped" look or as a glaze for a more subtle look. We generously applied the Argentine Pearl and the Champagne Pearl over the Driftwood Milk Paint as a glaze. We then decided to add the Van Dyke Brown glaze over it to give the silver tones more...

GF's newest video "Creative Techniques with General Finishes Pearl Effects" is now available!! ( Here's a creative use of Pearl Effects from Southern Revivals. The castors and trim were painted with Copper Pearl Effects. Such a classy look!

We are loving the Restyled Federal Lingerie Chest. She is adorned in General Finishes Coastal Blue and accented with Pearl Effects Glaze for an added touch of silver sparkle in the Coastal Blue paint to the top before sealing with High-Performance Topcoat. - Renaissance Lady_

Paige Harton Baker says, "Just finished this buffet up! I used the always-awesome Java Gel Stain, High Performance Top Coat in flat and highlighted the back and appliqué with GF's Pearl Effects in Copper." Always remember to seal Pearl Effects with top coat! Gorgeous work, Paige!

Check out this awesome transformation from Nutmeg Creative Cafe_! This brown French Provincial side table was salvaged from the trash and brought back to life with General Finishes Champagne Pearl Effects and gold paint. Nutmeg Creative Cafe entered this piece into The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest_ for September whose theme was "geometric design". GF was honored to be part of the contest by being a sponsor!
Champagne Pearl Effects was applied by Michelle James Designs to this lovely guest room bedside table!
Buy Smart Now_ shared this French Provincial desk refinished with GF Antique White and Seagull Gray Milk Paint with a touch of Champagne Pearl Effects. What a classy look!
This chair underwent a stunning transformation! Southern Revivals applied General Finishes Copper Pearl Pearl Effects to the details in this chair. "It’s water based so it washes off easily but not at the expensive of coverage. It’s a gorgeous color, full of pigment. One coat went a long way." -Southern Revivals

As usual, beautiful work by The Shabby Chicas located at Homestead Handcrafts_! They shared, "French Provincial 6 Drawer Dresser. Refinished with General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood on the body and Seagull Gray on the drawer fronts. We added Snow White to hightlight some of the trim. The bronze colored hardware was dry brushed with Snow White. We then dry brushed a mix of Argentine Pearl Effects and Pitch Black Glaze. The dresser was topped off in General Finishes Top Coat in Satin then...

This hutch desk was painted in Lamp Black Milk Paint and then drybrushed with 3 colors of Pearl Effects: Tawny, Copper and Argentine. It was completed with 3 coats of High Performance Satin. 

After cleaning with a 50/50 mix of water and denatured alcohol and lightly sanding with a 220 sanding pad, we applied 2 coats of Driftwood Milk Paint and sealed with one layer of water based High Performance Top Coat in Satin, then finished with Winter White Glaze Effects and another coat of HPTC.

For a glamorous designer look, we created a customized metallic finish over the existing finish using a combination of Argentine, Bronze and Burnished Pearl Effects thinned with 5...

The base of this table was finished in Burnished Pearl Effects Over Somerset Milk Paint. The top was drybrushed with Antique Brown Gel Stain and Glazed with Pitch Black Glaze.

Introducing another piece in our Hand Made Rustic Wood Range. This gorgeous crate is very solid and has a multitude of uses and gives us a chance to introduce you to our General Finishes Wood Stain range. This is stained in Espresso (water based wood stain) firstly and then a coat of Cooper Pearl Effects has been applied and ragged off. Further distressed by hand to reveal the lovely dark colour underneath. - Evelade Chic​

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We found this amazingly rare wooden wine rack holding a mighty 56 bottles. Beautiful in wood but aged. I struggled with the wood stain verses Pearl Effects, but naturally the stunning Pearl Effects won. Painted directly onto the wood in alternate Tawny and Copper and hand distressed. Finishing with Enduro-Var to maximize the lifespan of this piece. - Evelade Chic​

Great before and after from Flaunt My Refurbs​! This side table was painted with GF Antique White Milk Paint and topped with Champagne Pearl Effects. "PEARL EFFECTS in CHAMPAGNE!! I'm in LOVE with the subtle shimmer and glow!!"

Lori Haught, Woodcraft​ Marketing Manager and Woodworking Adventures Blogger, refinished this Telephone Gossip Bench with General Finishes products. She recovered the seat, created an intricate inlay accent and stained the piece with GF Java Gel Stain. To highlight the bench's great curves Lori used General Finishes Bronze Pearl Effects on the sides. Get all the details of this project at...

I was anxious to try the new Pearl Effects. I picked out this little vanity and painted on the Burnished and dry brushed Lamp Black over the top of that, then painted the top of the vanity with Lamp Black and hand painted Magnolia blossoms in Linen and cross-hatched the Pearl Effects over that..I really like how rich and well the Pearl Effects go on! This one sold 1st day! - Robins Nest​

Isn't this the sweetest? Yadi at Oh Lola! Vintage Home​ accented this cute frame with our Champagne Pearl Effects and The Artisan Chalk​'s Oh Lola Paint in Blossom! "LOVE!! Oh Lola Paint and General Finishes are available for sale at Frisco Mercantile​."

Take a look at this gorgeous "Zinc Washstand with Pearl Effects" from Helen Nichole Designs​! The washstand was first painted black. It was then topped with the Champagne Pearl Effects and dry brushed with a little more black paint for a lovely metallic look. This one is definitely a head turner!

Hugh Coulter accented this darling kettle stand with Burnished Pearl Effects and sealed the decoupage birds with High Performance Topcoat in Flat! Try our Antique White Milk Paint for a similar finish.

This formerly dark oak table was given a new life in our Furniture Fridays class! Painted with General Finishes Lamp Black and a glaze mix of Copper Pearl and Burnished Pearl. We are loving the new Pearl Effects from General Finishes! - The Artistic Home Studio and Boutique​

I've been having a blast using General Finishes new Pearl Effects! I painted a base coat of Millstone(Milk Paint), distressed it down some, then brushed on Champagne Pearl Effects. The result is a beautiful shimmer on my taupe chair(s). I changed it up and did a jade velveteen seat and a decorative embroidered trellis on the back. Of course my signature lace trim to finish it off. There are a pair of these and they are stunning!- Restored By Rachel

Fish River Furnishings​ painted this curvy nightstand with General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and topped it with Champagne Pearl Effects for a very glamorous new look.

We are absolutely smitten with these shimmering end tables by Rustic Roots! These beauties were refinished in Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, Bronze Pearl Effects, Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top, and High Performance Topcoat to seal in the magic! "Excited to have used General Finishes Bronze Pearl Effects for the first time! I painted these side tables with GF Queenstown Gray and than sealed with a HPTC and embellished with the Pearl effects and I than applied Antique Walnut Gel Stain on the...

Southern Vintage Finds​ created their own custom milk paint color for this dresser by mixing GF Holiday Red and Antique White Milk Paint. The top and drawer accents were topped with GF's Champagne Pearl Effects for an extra special touch!

Amy at High Style Restyle did a fabulous job of transforming this old cabinet into a chic industrial apothecary cart with Driftwood Milk Paint, Argentine Pearl Effects, a custom "pewter" glaze using Argentine Pearl, Driftwood and Lamp Black Milk Paint, and High Performance Topcoat to seal in the beauty! Amy says, "General Finishes products restyled + resuscitated this china cabinet buffet into an industrial apothecary cart. Read all about it here!"...

Adorable gold-dipped nightstand by Bride on a Bike! Billy Idol the mini pony approves this sweet combo of Burnished Pearl Effects and sea foam paint. For a similar look, try our Persian Blue Milk Paint! Pearl Effects are now available for wholesale orders - call your local retailer first to check on availability! You can use your zip code to find a retailer near you at