Style Inspiration

Let us inspire you with custom color palettes and style inspiration boards. 

Blue and green colors go beyond shades found in nature - they have the power to transform your furniture into a piece that's mature and dignified. Lift the mood and create a color that soothes by mixing the perfect shade using General Finishes Custom Color Mixing Lab as your guide! Colors featured in this palette are as followed:
 • Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Klein Blue Milk paint and 1 Part Emerald Milk Paint
 • Custom Color Mix: 4 Parts Emerald Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black...
Spring is finally around the corner! Celebrate budding flowers and fresh starts by refinishing furniture that's been sitting in your garage all winter long. For a fresh and clean style, try natural shades of purple and green. Both tones are bold, garden-fresh, and look beautiful in the sunlight. Colors featured in this palette are as followed:   
  • Custom Color Mix: 1 Lime Green Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint
  • Custom Color Mix: 4 Parts Lime Green Milk Paint and 1...
This Valentine's Day, give your loved one a piece of furniture finished with a custom color mix by General Finishes! Blush tones and pastels radiate a sophisticated and playful style, perfect for accent pieces such as side tables and small chairs. Create that subtle impact you've always wanted for your home! Colors featured in this palette are as followed:   • Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Sunglow Milk Paint and 4 Parts Snow White Milk Paint   • Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and...
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...
Happy Holidays from General Finishes! Win over your clients by painting your next piece of furniture with a color inspired by the traditional shades of Christmas! By using some of the warm and comfortable tones we’ve mixed up for you, you’ll create an emotional connection with your customers that remind them of the joyful holiday season. Colors featured in this palette are as followed: 
  • Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Sunglow Milk Paint and 20 Parts Snow White Milk Paint
  • Custom...

Win over your clients by painting your next piece of furniture with a color palette inspired by the traditional and earthy hues of Thanksgiving! By using some of the warm and comfortable tones we’ve mixed up for you, you’ll create an emotional connection with your customers that remind them of the joyful holiday season. Colors featured in this palette are as followed:

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and 20 Parts Sunglow Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 20 Parts ...

Spice up your next refinishing project by using an exciting mixture of General Finishes Water Based Paints! By using these zesty shades on your home accessories, you’ll instantly revitalize the space. Colors featured in this palette are as followed: 

• Custom Color Mix: 30 Parts Sunglow Milk Paint and 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and 4 Parts Sunglow Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint...

Not only is summer the best time to hit the beach, it’s also the best time to start your next DIY project with General Finishes! Using a combination of our pigmented Milk Paints, you can create the perfect pastel to match your summertime mood. Colors featured in this palette are as followed:

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Seagull Gray Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint
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Give your home accessories an upgrade by refinishing with General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint! Empire Gray is a warm, beautiful neutral with light undertones of beige. With Empire Gray, your project will be timeless and always in trend! 

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Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations
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Now that we’ve showcased all of our Milk Paints, it’s time to begin our Chalk Style Paint Style Inspiration series! To start things off right, let’s take a look at Key West Blue: This vibrant and livable color is inspired by the ocean. Being a bold aquamarine hue, General Finishes Key West Blue is perfect for home accessories that live in a space with a lot of natural light. F

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This Mother’s Day, surprise your Mom with a home accessory finished with a custom color by General Finishes! With help from the all new General Finishes Color Mixing Lab, you can find the formula to make your Mom’s absolute favorite color - or the color of her favorite flower! Colors featured in this palette are as followed: 

• Custom Color Mix: 4 Parts Hunter Green* Milk Paint and 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Sunglow Milk Paint and 10 Parts...

Did you know that you can achieve fabulous brown tones without using dyes or stains? To create a cozy look inspired by the earthy and sweet shades of coffee, mix your own custom brown color with General Finishes Milk Paint! Colors featured in this palette are as followed:

• Custom Color Mix: 20 Parts Persimmon Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Autumn Haze Mix * and 1 Part Lamp Black

• Custom Color Mix: Red Brown Mix *...

General Finishes Brick Red Milk Paint is a mild red color with tones of brown and rusty orange throughout. If you want a red that’s not too bold but will still make a statement, try Brick Red on your next project!

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Paint your home accessories with daylight using General Finishes Sunglow Milk Paint! Sunglow is a fresh yellow color that sets the tone for relaxation and is sure to perk up your mood.

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Ginger Watkins
Junque With A Purpose
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For a happy, healthy vibe throughout your home, use General Finishes Lime Green Milk Paint on your next project! Lime Green is a vibrant, fresh shade of green that is sure to inspire and invoke feelings of growth. Pair it with Snow White Milk Paint or any of our Water Based Wood Stains for a perfect, balanced look. For more style inspiration or to check out more projects featuring Lime Green MilkPaint, visit: ...

If you’re looking to add a friendly and comfortable mood to your space, try General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint on your next home accessory project. Millstone is a creamy, neutral color that matches perfectly with all decor. F All designs featured in this image belong to their respective owners at:⠀   Phoenix Restoration The Painted Drawer Dressers and Jujubees Katie & Co. Furniture Restoration Boxwood & Brass   Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from top to...

Go bold! Liven up your furniture and home decor with the vibrant colors found in fresh, juicy fruits. With the General Finishes Color Mixing Lab, it’s easier than ever. Colors featured in this palette are as followed:

• Custom Color Mix: 10 Parts Holiday Red Milk Paint and 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and 20 Parts Sunglow Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and 4 Parts Sunglow Milk...

Make your next project pretty with pastels! This season, you can decorate more than just your easter eggs by upcycling your furniture with General Finishes Milk Paint. Grab a brush and try out some of these creamy custom color mixes! 

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Sunglow Milk Paint and 20 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Brick Red Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Autumn Haze Custom Color Mix and...

Tired of the same colors? Wake up your next project with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint! Adding a splash of yellow can give any home accessory a burst of energy. Mix in some Snow White and and your piece will instantly become cozy and soft. 
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Cassie Bustamante
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Let the serene, frothy colors of the ocean inspire you. With help from the General Finishes Color Mixing Lab, you can find the perfect shade of aquatic blue for your next big project! The colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 4 Part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and 4 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Custom Mix Teal and 10...
With General Finishes Tuscan Red Milk Paint, you can turn any home accessory into a formal and dramatic statement piece. Tuscan Red is a warm and welcoming color with earthy, rich undertones - perfect for your next project. 
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This Saint Patrick’s Day, get inspired by colors from the lush, green countryside of Ireland. Not only do greens reflect nature, they make a bold statement when used on any of your home accessories. The General Finishes Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Lime Green Milk Paint and 4 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 4 Parts Lime Green Milk Paint and 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 4...

Neutrals are anything but dull. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint is a homey, off-white with golden undertones - perfect for any project you want to really shine. When painting your next home accessory, go with a color that is anything but basic. For more style inspiration or to check out more projects featuring Linen Milk Paint, visit:http://designs.generalfinishes.com/tags/linen 

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Black and White are classic, neutral colors that turn any home accessory into a timeless work of art. Create a bold statement with your next project by using General Finishes Milk Paint to mix an eye-catching shade of Black or White.

Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

• Stock Color Milk Paint: Snow White

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Seagull Gray Milk Paint and 4 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint...

If blue is your color, go all out with our most vibrant hue yet. General Finishes Klein Blue is a deep shade of ultramarine inspired by brilliant gems such as lapis lazuli and sapphire. Leave a bold impression on your next project by using General Finishes Klein Blue Milk Paint! For more style inspiration or to check out more projects featuring Klein Blue Milk Paint, visit:http://designs.generalfinishes....

Home accessories can sometimes make a room look small and heavy. With General Finishes Custom Milk Paint Colors, you can bring a sense of airiness into your space by using a soft, feathery pastel color inspired by the clouds.

Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

Custom Mix: 1 Part Tuscan Red Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

Custom Mix: 1 Part Royal Purple Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

Custom Mix: 1...

The rich colors of sandstone found in the Grand Canyon were formed over millions of years ago. With Custom Mixed Milk Paint by General Finishes, you can take home a part of natural history. Possibilities are endless; we have a custom formula to help you explore all kinds of depth and range of colors.

Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 1 Part...

Project feelings of happiness and contentment throughout your home by using General Finishes Halcyon Blue Milk Paint on your next household furnishing project! Halcyon is a misty, cool blue with green and gray undertones that enhance your mood. 

Custom Mix Recipes from top to bottom: 1 Part Halycon Blue + 1 Part Snow White, 1 Part Halcyon Blue and 4 Parts Snow White, Halcyon Blue, 4 Parts Halcyon Blue and 1 Part Coastal Blue, 1 Part Halcyon Blue and 1 Part Coastal Blue, 1 Part...

Cozy up your winter by using General Finishes Milk Paint on your home accessories! With General Finishes, you can create beautiful custom colors by mixing product. Take inspiration from your warmest items and try out new colors today!

Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Linen Milk Paint and 5 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Sunglow Milk Paint and 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint
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The New Year brings with it revitalization and personal resolutions. For many of us, plans to broaden our horizons involve new experiences and adventure. With General Custom Color Mixes, you can immortalize your voyages by painting your home accessories with the colors of the world. 

The General Finishes colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Persian Blue Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

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Happy Holidays from General Finishes! No matter what you celebrate, we have the perfect color to make your home accessories radiate warmth and joy during festive occasions. Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):⠀⠀

• Snow White Milk Paint

• Holiday Red Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 10 Parts Emerald Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 4 Parts Emerald Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint...

Holiday Red is a dramatic, bright red with warm undertones that is sure to bring a sense of cheer to your home accessories. 

Colors top to bottom:

1 part Holiday Red Milk Paint + 10 parts Snow White Milk Paint

1 part Holiday Red Milk Paint + 4 parts Snow White Milk Paint

1 part Holiday Red Milk Paint + 1 part Snow White Milk Paint

10 parts Holiday Red Milk Paint + 1 part Snow White Milk Paint

Original Holiday Red

4 parts Holiday Red...

General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint is not only one of our most popular Milk Paints, it is a classic color that will turn any home accessory into a timeless staple. Use it as pure black or mix with various amounts of General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint to achieve beautiful tones of gray.  Custom color recipes top to bottom: 

Original Snow White

10 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black

4 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black

1 part Snow White + 1 parts Lamp...

During this holiday season, get inspired by colors from the kitchen! Spread seasonal happiness throughout your home by using General Finishes Water Based Paints. General Finishes has the perfect color and shade for any occasion. Colors featured in this palette are as followes (left to right):⠀

•Custom Mix: 1 Part Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint and 4 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

•Custom Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and 20 Parts Sunglow Milk Paint 

•Custom Mix...

Cleanse any room in your home by using General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint on your next project. Snow White is a pure, bright white created to bring harmony to living spaces.

Color Mixes top to bottom:

Original Snow White
10 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black
4 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black
1 part Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black
1 part Snow White + 4 parts Lamp Black
1 part Snow White + 10 parts Lamp Black

Provide a bright, comfortable vibe to your home by using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint on your next refinishing project! Antique White is a classic white with gold undertones - it’s perfect for achieving that lived-in look. We personally love it paired with contrasting colors and patterns! 

Custom Color Mix Recpies top to bottom:

1 part Antique White + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Antique White + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Antique White + 1 part Snow...

Cool down your home's interior during the final stretch of summer by using General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint! Persian Blue is a passive, brisk blue with light gray and green undertones; it’s neutral shade makes it perfect for your next accent piece!

Color Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Persian Blue + 4 parts Coastal Blue

4 parts Persian Blue + 1 part Coastal Blue

Original Persian Blue

1 part Persian Blue + 1 part Snow White

1 part...

A simple, neutral color could be exactly what your next project needs. General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint can be custom mixed to bring out a variety of intensities and shades that will perfectly accentuate your home decor. 

Custom Mix Recipes top to bottom:

10 parts Driftwood + 1 part Lamp Black

4 parts Driftwood + 1 part Lamp Black

Original Driftwood

1 part Driftwood + 1 part Snow White

1 part Driftwood + 4 parts Snow White

1 part...

Patina Green is a cool, bright, and refreshing color; a perfect contrast to these hot, summer days. Revitalize your home accessories with this stylish Milk Paint color by General Finishes! 
 

Custom Mix Recipes top to bottom:

4 parts Patina Green + 1 part Lamp Black

Original Patina Green

10 parts Patina Green + 1 part Snow White

1 part Patina Green + 1 part Snow White

1 part Patina Green + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Patina Green +...

Take inspiration from warm, tropical days by using General Finishes Coral Crush Milk Paint on your next project. Coral Crush offers soft, warm hues and a vibrant palette that will liven up your home!

Custom Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Coral Crush + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Coral Crush + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Coral Crush + 1 part Snow White

4 parts Coral Crush + 1 part Snow White

Original Coral Crush

20 parts Coral Crush + 1...

Bring the feeling of natural daylight into your home by using General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint! Buttermilk Yellow is a warm, silky, color that won’t overpower your home accessories; it's the perfect shade for anyone looking to add just a hint of nature to their interior! 

Custom Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Buttermilk Yellow + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Buttermilk Yellow + 1 part Snow White

Oringial Buttermilk Yellow

1 part Buttermilk...

Welcome fall into your home with General Finishes Persimmon Milk Paint! Persimmon is a warm, earthy color with tones of red, orange, and brown that work together to reflect happy, energetic vibes throughout your home. We invite you to give it a try this season! 

Color Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Persimmon + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Persimmon + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Persimmon + 1 part Snow White

4 parts Persimmon + 1 part Snow White

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Choose the beach house look for your home accessories with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint! Coastal Blue is a rich, deep color that reflects the depths of the ocean and represents old style, first period homes. This perfect shade of blue will add a nautical atmosphere to your home decor and pairs beautifully with General Finishes Java Gel Stain! 

Color Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Coastal Blue + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Coastal Blue + 4 parts Snow...

Grays come in a variety of shades and General Finishes has worked to produce only the best. For the perfect neutral that can’t fail any project, use GF Seagull Gray Milk Paint. The cozy undertones of this color will match perfectly with any home accessory.

Color Mix Recipes Top to Bottom:

1 part Seagull Gray + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Seagull Gray + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Seagull Gray + 1 part Snow White

original Seagull Gray

10 parts...

For a hue that’s been plucked straight from your garden, try General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. Basil is a healthy, natural green with earthy undertones that projects an inviting feeling throughout your home.

Color Mix Recipes from top to bottom:

1 part Basil + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Basil + 1 part Snow White

4 parts Basil + 1 part Snow White

Original Basil

20 parts Basil + 1 part Lamp Black

4 parts Basil + 1 part Lamp Black

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This season, cozy up your home accessories with General Finishes Water Based Paints! General Finishes has the perfect color and shade for any occasion. Colors featured in this palette are as followes:

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Seagull Gray Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Persian Blue Milk Paint and 4 Parts Coastal Blue Milk Paint

• Custom...