Corinth Blue

General Finishes Design Challenge Winner

2017›Upcycling›Mad Scientist "Create a New Color" (Popular Vote)›2nd Place

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The Boho chic chest everyone has been going crazy over. 

When I painted this, I had NO idea the amount of attention this piece would get! Being shared by multiple famous designers, getting thousands of likes, comments...

Loving this darling bedroom set by Q Uitta Allen of All Shabbed Out! This custom color was created by mixing Corinth Blue and Royal Purple Milk Paint. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat.

Corinth Blue Milk Paint has been discontinued. You can mix Halcyon Blue and Klein Blue Milk Paints to recreate that color.

Custom color alert!!   "This pretty turquoise color was a custom mix of General Finishes Corinth Blue, Lamp Black and Patina Green in the ratio 2:2:1." - Trillium Park Designs   *Corinth Blue is discontinued. You can mix Halcyon Blue and Klein Blue to recreate.    
Fun weekend project making frames and doing a layered wash with General Finishes Milk Paint. We watered down the paint and used two colors on each frame. These three boys are ours! We made simple frames with pine. - Craftsman Finishes   Top Left frame- 2 parts Emerald Milk Paint + 1 part Patina Green diluted 3:1 (3 parts water to 1 part paint)   Top right - Corinth Blue diluted 3:1   Bottom- Millstone Milk Paint diluted 5:1    

Have you seen this astounding end table yet??? Maja of ReLoved by Maja Komasa gave this piece a coastal makeover over using the following General Finishes Milk Paints: Klein Blue, Coastal Blue, Halcyon Blue, Corinth Blue (discontinued), and Patina Green.

General Finishes Design Challeng Winner

2017›Upcycling›Mad Scientist "Create a New Color" (Popular Vote)›1st Place


"This piece was finished completely with General Finishes products and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results! The dresser was painted using a custom blend of Milk Paints in Patina Green, Emerald, Coastal Blue and Corinth Blue, which created a wonderful peacock blue....

"WOW...check out the legs and details on this stunning buffet! Painted in a custom color with a dark wood top and gorgeous legs. Everything about it is music to my ears!" - Reclaim + Relove

This buffet's beautiful color was created by mixing General Finishes's Corinth Blue and Driftwood Milk Paints.

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

Stacey was inspired by a fabric swatch she saw at a market in France many years ago.  Regretfully, she did not purchase the swatch, but the bold colors and circles remained in the recesses of her mind.  Stacey brought that swatch to life in this bohemian inspired circular patterned settee.  She created some basic circular paper stencils for painstaking placement and then spent untold hours painting the intricate designs freehand...

Number Fifty-Three graced us with this beautiful dresser using Corinth Blue Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

They explain, "Today I'm sharing this apothecary cabinet. It was such a mess before, but the turquoise finish and antique copper pulls have given it a wonderful new life!"

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"Had a little paint therapy last week and gave this desk a boho makeover! I used about 6-7 different GF Milk Paint & Chalk Style Paint colors (starting with Persimmon) and finished off with FOF (Flat Out Flat Topcoat). It sold before the last layer of topcoat was dry. I mixed and layered colors and started with Persimmon as the base. Used a little Klein Blue, Corinth Blue, Lime Green, Coastal Blue (Milk Paints), Fjord Blue, Key West Blue & Charleton Blue (Chalk Style Paints) and maybe...

Deb and Diane of the 2 Junkin Gals blew us away with this color chest of drawers! They used multiple Milkpaints to create this "suitcase" style. They used Millstone Milk Paint for the Base while they used others like Evening Plum, Buttermilk Yellow, Corinth Blue, Tuscan Red, Dark Chocolate, Persian Blue, Lamp Black, and Queenstown Gray for the faces! They finished this piece with High Performance Topcoat Flat as well.

Diane explains, "We love the way this 'suitcase' chest came ...

"A bright, bold, Bahamas-inspired, vintage chest of drawers! A perfect pop of color for anywhere in your home. Painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Corinth Blue, and sealed with GF HPTC in flat. The original hardware was blinged up with metallic gold spray paint.This piece can go with a variety of decor schemes. While it has the antique style, the bold, undistessed color, would allow it to blend well into a mid century or contemporary design as well." - Garage 9

Airdrie Furniture Revival says, "This weekend we had a big job of adding a feature wall to our living room. 18 hours solid of work, painting, building our own DIY shelves...I couldn't be be happier with the outcome!! ...I have always wanted the beachy themed bright living room and we have a fairly dark house with not a lot of natural light so this was our solution!" Colors used: General Finishes Driftwood, Snow White, Corinth Blue and Van Gogh Fossil Paint Van Gogh, Chivalry, Tekapo

Loving this fun and creative coffee table from Airdrie Furniture Revival! The top was stained with GF Espresso Water Based Wood Stain and the base was painted with Snow White and Dark Chocolate Milk Paints and the chevron was done with Corinth Blue. The entire piece was sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat in Gloss.

Rescued Furnishings says, "Who is ready for THIS!?!?!??!?!?! I want to jump up and down and sing from the mountains because Cynthia let us paint her kitchen in our signature color!!!! Brave and bold! Plus without the oak the back splash pops! I didn't even notice it before. And the counters (which they dislike) really do look better! Galapagos blue may not be for every single one of you but oak definitely isn't and I couldn't be happier with the outcome! I want to hug this kitchen!"


"First time using Corinth Blue - bright and cheery!!" Shannon Casey used General Finishes Corinth Blue Milk Paint for the first time to complete this project and dark wax was added for antiquing. New knobs and fabric completed the look!
This brilliant blue distressed dresser door was refinished by The Painted Drawer using General Finishes Corinth Blue Milk Paint. To learn more about this project, click here:

What a stunner! This modern coffee table was refinished with a Java Gel Stain base topped with ASCP by Melinda at crimson + oak designs. General Finishes Corinth and Halcyon Blue Milk Paints can be used for a similar look!

I love using paper images on my furniture pieces, they can really make your piece a unique one of a kind! One of the most asked questions about using images is how to seal them for durability.. I always use General Finishes High Performance Topcoats. I usually start with a coat of HP Gloss to keep the colors and image vivid followed by multiple thin coats of HP satin for a beautiful finished sheen. On this piece I used Seagull Gray and a mix of Emerald, Snow White, and Corinth Blue on the...

Loving this fun and bright side table from Callahan Custom Creations​. It was painted with a custom mix of GF Patina Green and Corinth Blue Milk Paint and glazed with Pitch Black Glaze Effects.

Rustic Vintage Bench in Corinth Blue
Q) What do you do when you receive your first General Finishes Stockist order??? A) Have fun and put the paint through it's paces! Result - in love with General Finishes Milk Paint (and I haven't even touched the other amazing products yet!) ~Elaine at Evelade Chic worked her magic on this colorful secretary! She used Corinth Blue, Lime Green, Persimmon, Coral Crush, and Evening Plum Milk Paints.
Amy of High Style Restyle​ located in Dallas, TX gave this candy dispenser a sweet makeover! Amy started with a base layer of GF Patina Green Milk Paint. "To help pull out the bubblegum blue of the candy jars, I dry brushed General Finishes Corinth Blue over the entire base. I finished up by adding some subtle distressing and sealing with Arm-R-Seal since it needs to stand up to kiddos (and adults) helping themselves to all that yummy candy."

I was so in love with your winning color Galapagos Blue" that I had to try it for myself. This was such a fun piece to Recreate! It is glazed with Van Dyke Brown and the top is finished in Java Gel Stain and High Performance Top Coat." - Recreated Creations Furniture​ Galapagos Blue was created by Nicole of Rescued Furnishings​ and was the first prize winner in the "Mad Scientist" (Best Custom Milk Paint Mix) portion of the GF Design Contest this year. It's 4 parts Corinth Blue Milk Paint...

Wonderful 4-drawer waterfall dresser makeover by TRU Furniture LLC by Brittaney Pingree​! Brittaney used a custom mix of Corinth Blue and Linen Milk Paint on the base, Java Gel Stain on the drawer fronts, and finished with Satin Wax.
We're loving this custom Coastal Blue and Corinth Blue chest makeover by Nancy at Artsy Chicks Rule! She added character with Van Dyke Brown Glaze, finished the top with Java Gel Stain, and sealed this beauty with High Performance Top Coat in Satin! Nancy says, "I’m so excited to share this new chest... it’s painted in the most luscious color ever. It’s a mix of those two colors (Coastal & Corinth Blue), approximately half and half. I also used Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects over the top of...
Looking for a unique accent piece in your home? Try a brightly painted chair, like this charming piece in Corinth Blue Milk Paint by Angela at Number Fifty-Three! Angela says, "Some General Finishes paint, a little distressing and waxing and some pretty new fabric totally transformed this custom order chair!"
What better way to welcome spring than with bright and beautiful colors? Cassie at Primitive & Proper used Corinth Blue Milk Paint on this beauty - you can find it at Sweet Clover! Cassie says, "It’s been a long time since I had gone bold with a piece, so I decided to use General Finishes Corinth Blue, a beautiful turquoise... I love the bright color it brings to Sweet Clover! I am just so ready for Spring and flowers and birds and color and NOMORESNOW!" See her post here!...

Can't get enough of this beachy cottage style desk from Modern Vintage​. It was painted with a custom minty mix of Basil, Antique White and just a touch of Corinth Blue General Finishes Milk Paints.

We're loving this bold blue dresser makeover by Reeves at The Weathered Door​ using a custom mixed color! Reeves says, "I mixed up a custom color using General Finishes Milk Paint. This bold blue modernizes the antique style of the buffet and I love the new knobs (from World Market a few months back, they may still sell them). It's sealed in a few coats of GF High Performance Topcoat in Satin for durability and shine." See more here! http://bit....

Stunning Queen Anne highboy transformation by Trillium Park Designs​! "A custom mix of Lamp Black, Corinth Blue, and Patina Green helped bring this scratched-up Queen Anne highboy back to it's regal glory! Drawer fronts were refinished in everyone's favorite, Java Gel. It's always nice to get the same quality results with your products, time after time. Thanks GF!"

Love this beauty by Helen Nichole Designs​! It was painted with a custom mix of GF Basil, Lamp Black, Halcyon Blue, Corinth Blue and Emerald Green. The color was a nice deep sea green color but it needed something.It needed dry brushing!! Great choice! The end result is amazing! Get the recipe for this custom milk paint color at http://www.helennicholedesigns....

Modern Vintage of Hartville, OH created a custom minty mix of GF Milk Paints with Basil, Antique White and a bit of Corinth Blue. The top is decoupaged napkins. Great idea!

This beauty was refinished by Modern Vintage of Hartville, OH. This dresser was painted with a custom mix of General Finishes Basil Green, Antique White and just a splash of Corinth Blue Milk Paint. The details were highlighted with Linen and Millstone Milk Paints. Love her sweet and subtle style!

Holy smokes Batman! This chair is awesome! Davis Creative Painting, LLC in Jefferson, MO hand painted this chair using General Finishes Lamp Black and Corinth Blue Milk Paints. Check out David Creative Painting at to see more!
Amy from Not2ShabbyFurniture restyled this fun vanity using General Finishes Corinth Blue Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain topped with High Performance Top Coat!
Check out this unique buffet restyle by Meredith Jones Leider! Meredith custom mixed Antique White, Driftwood, Corinth Blue, Patina Green Milk Paints with Autumn Haze dry brushed accents. While Autumn Haze Milk Paint has been discontinued, you can try Brick Red for a similar look! See our wide variety of Milk Paint colors to choose for your next project! General Finishes Color Chart:

I just wanted to share this fun dresser that I painted with Emerald Green and Corinth Blue. These are such great bright colors for Boho lovers! - The Splattered Smock

We're loving this darling letter tray transformation by Nancy at Artsy Chicks Rule! Nancy used Corinth Blue Milk Paint on the tray before custom mixing a glaze using Java Gel Stain and Wipe On Gel Topcoat to tone it down and add character. Nancy says, "I love, love how it toned the color down perfectly AND settled into all the grooves in the wood tray... What do you think? Do you LOVE this color as much as I do? It’s so easy to work with and I love the Stain and Topcoat too." See the full...
Robin from RPK Interiors refinished this Mid Century Modern buffet using General Finishes Corinth Blue Milk Paint topped with High Performance topcoat! Great work, Robin! You can find your favorite GF products at Woodcraft, Rockler Woodworking stores or Wood Essence in Canada. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at #GeneralFinishes #MilkPaint #CorinthBlueMilkPaint
What a cute children's desk! Mary Tesnow-Arquette restyled this adorable desk in Corinth Blue Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat, with a fun mix of knobs! Says Mary, "My 10 year old loves it!!!" There you have it, Corinth Blue has been child approved!
This DIY Wine Crate Cabinet transformation by Number Fifty-Three has been going viral, and General Finishes Clear Glaze and Corinth Blue Milk Paint were used! It was designed to hold toothbrushes and accessories for the bathroom! How clever! " mentioned, one of three spaces getting updated in our home is our bathroom. Since I picked very neutral tiles and accessories, I knew I needed to bring in some color and also a rustic feel. ...This was actually a pretty easy and inexpensive project...
These charming Corinth Blue beauties were restyled by Distress To Impress! We love how they turned out! "Love, love, love this color!!!"
Angela of Number Fifty-Three is giving a shoutout to her Greek heritage with a fun tutorial about worry beads. She also shows how to create a gorgeous glaze using our Corinth Blue Milk Paint! "I chose to glaze mine with an absolutely awesome product by General Finishes. They sell a clear glaze that you can alter to any color you want just by adding in a bit of paint. Opens up a whole knew world I tell you! When you use it on bare wood it creates this gorgeous, time worn stained appearance. I...
Isn't this color incredible? Vintage Charm used General Finishes Corinth Blue Milk Paint and Walnut Gel Stain on the top. Deena at Vintage Charm said, "Customer died over how the top looked like real wood!!" Thanks for sharing!
Fabulous refashioned mirror using a custom mix of Patina Green & Corinth Blue Milk Paints by the talents behind Flippin' Junk! Driftwood milk paint was mixed with clear extender base for the glaze. Would you believe that this mirror is plastic? It looks great! "These products are so easy to use!"

Number Fifty-Three restyled this dresser into a painted chippy masterpiece! The dresser got a base coat of General Finishes Corinth Blue Milk Paint then a top coat of Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. It was lightly distressed to show some of the wear and imperfections. Gorgeous! Angela of Number Fifty-Three says, " The people at General Finishes are the best and they have supplied me with some amazing colors to work with.

This will definitely brighten a room! Shabby Pickins used General Finishes Corinth Blue Milk Paint for this fun dresser! #GeneralFinishes #MilkPaint #Upcycle

This whimsical dresser was created using General Finishes Royal Purple Milk Paint and Corinth Blue Milk Paint with a PolyAcrylic Water Based Top Coat finish in Satin. Thank you for this fun color combination, Junk Drawer Diva! #GeneralFinishes #MilkPaint #PaintedFurniture

This colorful credenza was painted in General Finishes Corinth Blue Milk Paint by City Girl Arts! #GeneralFinishes #MilkPaint #PaintedFurniture