Somerset Gold

"The cutest little record cabinet has been painted in a creamy yellow called Somerset Gold by General Finishes as well as their Coral Crush and China Blue on the inside. This is a great pop of color to store your records." - Indigo + Spruce    
"Feeling inspired by late summer sunshine and sunflowers, this petite buffet is painted in a custom mix of Sunglow, Somerset Gold, Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paints, a few dashes of Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effecs and some dollops of Antique White Milk Paint. Glazed the paint with a little Pitch Black Glaze Effects and sealed with Clear Enduro Poly in Satin." - Gravity Hill Home    

"The top was sanded down, stained, and sealed. The body has been painted in General Finishes Somerset Gold and glazed in their Van Dyke then sealed to protect. New hardware has been added." 


*Somerset Gold has been discontinued. Use Harvest Yellow for a similar look

Our return client lives in a modern rustic house on 5 acres. She has a keen eye for art and asked us to be creative. This was a painters dream! We found an inspiration piece and went to work. We hand painted GF Antique White using a crosshatch method. GF Brick Red and Somerset Gold were painted in meandering stripes. A wash of Antique White was used over the red. The hardware was sprayed in Rustoleum Black Spray Paint. 

Another one of Grandpa’s pieces that no one wanted. (Insert sad face.) He had started the process and just needed some help to get this beauty back to her glory. She was in pieces, with the mirror and doors detached, and just hoping everything was there. It was! 

Multiple layers of rich color make this antique beauty come to life! A base coat of GF Lamp Black peaks out from under two layers of GF Somerset Gold, showing off each curve and carved details on the drawers and doors of...

Fun and functional, this Mid-Century three drawer dresser pops with color and style! It was rescued from a bike repair shop, found when looking at another piece of furniture. It was in pieces and had extensive damage. It was painted in a very safe grey and black, but was virtually ignored for months so another makeover was due! Multiple colors were used to create a mod geometric pattern reminiscent of this era. The entire piece is covered in the best top coat on the market, General Finishes...

Fantastic transformation with a vintage transfer and General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint by Art is Beauty    
Adorable set in General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by The Painted Piano.   Only 7 more days to enter the 2018 GF Design Challenge. Submit your entries now through August 7 at   #generalfinishes #somersetgold #gfmilkpaint
Custom Color Alert!! Virginia Vintage Interiors created this lovely blue by mixing General Finishes Coastal Blue, Patina Green and Somerset Gold Milk Paint.    
"I'm seriously obsessed with this desk. I can't remember the last time I loved something so much! Painted in Fusion Mineral Paint Seaside, with Homestead Blue shading, then washed with General Finishes Coastal Blue. She has an upwards General Finishes Somerset Gold and Burnished Pearl Effects ombre. Sealed with General Finishes High Performance Flat, I added Fusion Mineral Paint Aging Wax to give her a vintage feel. The old hardware was gross, so I splurged on these fantastic pulls." - Flipping...

This custom piece is such a doll - Eldorado Design completed this piece with GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain.

"This Bassett Mid-century set is FANTASTIC & in such great condition. I used Fusion Mineral Paint Ultra Grip on the tops, because they were 50's slick (Ultra Grip is amazing). The wood was darkened with General Finishes Java Gel Stain, & the drawers are a mix of Buttermilk Yellow & Somerset Gold, & the bottoms are a great gray mix of Seagull Gray & Persian Blue, all sealed with High Performance Satin." - Flipping Fabulous  

How adorable is this set of furniture?! Finished by Shabby and Sew Much Mor using GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint, the "perfect color for Fall."

"Inspired by fallen leaves on the forest trail, I'm super happy with how this piece turned out!" - Morning Dew Creations   This dresser was painted with GF Driftwood, Linen and Somerset Gold Milk Paint.      
General Finishes Somerset Gold table by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations. Such a great color for fall!    

"This desk had seen better days when I acquired it. I loved the lines, the look, and oh... the legs! I wanted to go a little bolder with it, but not too bold that someone who was a more neutral decorator couldn't appreciate... It was painted in Somerset Gold Milk Paint, which is the perfect mustard yellow, and accented with Java Gel Stain." - VintagelessJules

"After many hours spent in General Finishes online design center we finally decided on a color that would work well with the other pieces in the house and make a statement. This piece was refinished using Java Gel Stain on the top with Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects on the rest of the dresser. It will certainly make a statement now!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration    

We're falling for this fall-themed buffet! Second Chance Studio refinished this piece with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

"Oh My Goodness!! This transformation was Grand but Oh So Worth It... ❤️ this Rustic Flare! Custom mixed Turquoise, using General Finishes Patina Green, Klein Blue and Somerset Yellow. Just the right amount of glaze accenting with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and light natural distressing....Just Awesome!" - Jubilance    

The Distressed Gentleman completed this dresser with GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

Learn how to properly glaze with General Finishes Glaze Effects at

"Loving this rustic buffet. It's a really great size! This yellow is a 1 to 1 mix of General Finishes Somerset Gold & Buttermilk Yellow. When I say 1 to 1... I mean 1 quart to 1 quart. It also has some GF French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint highlights." - Flipping Fabulous  

Check out this gorgeous retro dresser by Made New Design! The body was painted in General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint.

We absolutely adore this piece in GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations of Moville, IA.  
"I had had my eye on this dresser for a few months. I could never get ahold of the seller so I gave up. Then a few months later it showed up for sale by another seller. I was so excited and snapped it up. It is a HUGE dresser! It would make a beautiful entry piece, or entertainment center. Painted in General Finishes Somerset Gold, glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and finished with a polyacrylic. The top has been stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and finished with GF gel...

Karin of Art Is Beauty share this fast and lovely dresser restyle!

She explains her project, "I decided since most [of the dresser's damage] was really surface scratches, I could get away with just a light sanding and then use my General Finishes Java Gel Stain on it to bring out the richness of the wood... I wanted to add a little pop of color so I chose Somerset Gold Milk Paint... When it was dry I used their High Performance Topcoat Satin to seal all of it."

Learn more...

We are absolutely in love with this hutch from The Turquoise Iris! It was painted with GF Klein Blue, Patina Green, Persimmon and Somerset Gold. Such a great color combo!    
"I wanted to share this furniture makeover I did using General Finishes paint!! This is Persimmon, Somerset Gold and Patina Green blended together for a time worn and authentic aged look. The gorgeous paper is from Spoonflower. See more on my blog or" - Dionne of The Turquoise Iris    

Red Door Furniture Co. spoiled us with this share! They used Milk Paint and Glaze Effects for this dresser.

They explain, "This cutie is providing all the sunshine we need this weekend! Painted in a mix of Somerset Gold Milk Paint and VanDyke Brown Glaze Effects."

"Need a little color in your life? Have a drab corner that needs to be fab?! Well then boy do I have the side table for you! This coral cutie has been painted in a custom mixed shade of General Finishes Milk Paint. Both the table color and drawer color were my own custom color creations. You know I just can't leave well enough alone...I couldn't stop myself from mixing up the exact colors I had in my head for this one. GF Milk Paint gives such a smooth finish. The pop of purple and floral paper...

This adorable duo in GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint from Shabby and Sew Much Mor is just perfect for spring!

Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Wood Essence, Klingspor, Amazon, or Lee Valley in Canada. NOTE: Woodcraft stores carry all of GFs retail and professional line EXCEPT Chalk Style Paint. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at

Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations LLC says, "I was so very excited to see this piece completed ever since I started working on it!! It turned out better then I could have imagined and I know whoever gets it will love this unique one of a kind piece in their home! This beautiful accent table is painted in Somerset Gold Milk Paint by General Finishes and lightly distressed and sealed with High Performance top coat. Also the drawer fronts are layered with vintage floral napkins and...

Jenni at Roots & Wings Furniture_ transformed this charming coffee table with Somerset Gold Milk Paint! We suggest pairing it with our Nutmeg Gel Stain to recreate this lovely combo. Jenni says, "A custom order coffee table all finished up! Somerset Gold is such a pretty fall color, perfect for this time of year!"
Yellow makes us happy too! This adorable drop leaf table got a Somerset Gold makeover by Julie's Home Decor_. Check out the General Finishes YouTube channel for great tips, tricks, and how-to's at
Can't get enough of this autumn-inspired beauty by Suzanne at The Painted Drawer_! Somerset Gold Milk Paint is perfect for fall. Suzanne shares, "A beautifully crafted and large dresser finished in Somerset Gold paint with gold highlights, distressed details and a refinished walnut stained top... Somerset Gold is a gorgeous, warm color that plays off beautifully against the walnut stained wood top. Another unique vintage find from The Painted Drawer!"
This sweet cabinet was refinished by Off The Beaten Path using General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and High Performance Top Coat. Java Gel Stain was used for the top! 
How chic is this rustic industrial cabinet turned coffee table by Chris at Garage 9_! She distressed Somerset Gold over Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed this beauty with High Performance Top Coat. The original pulls added just the right amount of charm!

We adore this sweet dining set by Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations LLC. The table and chairs were painted in GF's Somerset Gold Milk Paint, distressed and sealed with High Performance top coat. Check out that beautiful fabric!

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.

This buffet is looking stunning in Somerset Gold Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and topped with Java Gel Stain by Nicole Kenehan!

This cheerful console would be a beautiful addition to any home! The top was refinished with a custom mix of Gel Stains by Jill at ReFind Design by Coco Clare_, and we recommend our Somerset Gold Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze to recreate the look! Jill says, "Just sent this beautiful Entertainment Center home with its new family! Thank you Donovan Family._ Top stained in a custom mix of General Finishes Gel Stains and sealed with High Performance Satin. The bottom was...

Lucky*Girl Vintage_ brightened up this cute nightstand with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint and her client Cheryl used Antique White on the bed frame. What a cheery room!
Alternatively Yours​ shared this lovely 1920's Malcolm & Hill dresser that was painted with a custom mix of equal parts Somerset Gold and Antique White Milk Paint. Just gorgeous!
Check out this desk from Trillium Park Designs​!"Finally...out of the basement and into some natural light! Painted in a Calcium Carbonate sage green with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint topcoat. A little stenciling and a lot of distressing for an Old World feel!"

We're loving the sunny pop of color in this divine vintage hutch by URBANCottage! It was finished with a 50/50 mix of Sunglow and Somerset Gold Milk Paints. To recreate the look, pair it with our Lamp Black Milk Paint! Here are some great tips for hand-distressing Milk Paint to achieve that perfect shabby chic style!

Red Shed Restoration shared this fabulous vintage polygon cabinet finished with Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain on top!
Somerset Gold beauty by Rustic Roots! Since the drawers on this vintage dresser were broken, they came up with an ingenious idea to create shelves and make it into a multipurpose piece! "This is an antique dresser upcycled with shelving added and drawers removed. This is painted with General Finishes Somerset Gold! This sweet piece could be used in a bathroom, as a media center, entryway table, baby's room, etc!"
Marcy from R Old House Vintage & More refinished this table top with a Dark Chocolate and Millstone Milk Paint base and Patina Green, Halcyon Blue, Basil, Red and Somerset Gold Milk Paints layered and distressed on top.
Sarah at The Splattered Smock restyled this gorgeous oak claw foot dresser with Somerset Gold Milk Paint and AS Wax!
All is merry and bright with this cheerful Christmas chalkboard by Amy of Junk Love and Co.! Amy used Somerset Gold Milk Paint and light distressing on this pretty piece. Amy says, "I Chalkboards... pretty sure the gal getting this one will it too!" You can find your favorite GF products at Woodcraft, RockIer Woodworking stores or Wood Essence in Canada. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at
Sweet little table transformation by Sarah of Take2! Sarah restyled this piece with Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain on the top.