Gray is one of those colors that just about everyone can get behind.  It’s cool, neutral, and easy.  It’s a safe color choice if you’re undecided and it adds instant calm to any space.  This month, we’re highlighting our true gray, Trophy.

MMSMP | trophy

We have a few grays in the MMS Milk Paint line – Shutter Gray, Schloss, and Trophy.  You can see how they compare on the color chart.

2.3.17color chartSchloss is much warmer than Trophy and has brown undertones.  It’s more of a gray and a beige mixed together.  A “greige” if you will.

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Shutter Gray has blue undertones and is a total chameleon color.  It can lean blue, gray, or even a bit lavender depending on what’s around it.  Here are Trophy (right) and Shutter Gray (left) next to one another.


Trophy was named after the patina found on antique silver trophies.  Marian displayed a small collection on the top of this Depression era dresser.  She painted this piece when she first debuted Trophy.

MMSMP Trophy Dresser

This pretty piece was painted by Sada of For The Love Creations.  Trophy pairs well with wood tones and provides a cool balance to the warm stains of finished wood.  Sada finished Trophy with Antiquing Wax on this piece to further enhance the overall warm feel.
Sada Vee

Melanie of Mango Reclaimed paired Trophy with Ironstone on this hutch.

Trophy and Ironstone

Breida of Breida with a B painted these two nightstands with Trophy and sealed them with Hemp Oil.  Aren’t they perfect?


This secretary desk was painted by Olive & Maud and has a pop of our retired Apron Strings inside.

Bureau Trophy Apron Strings 1

Trophy can also be used as a base coat when painting with white.  Olive & Maud painted two coats of Trophy on these doors and then applied Ironstone as a top coat.  The Trophy helped to reduce the amount of coats of Ironstone that were needed.


This is a great tip when you’re painting with any of the whites in our line – Ironstone, Farmhouse White, or Linen.

Trophy Base Coat

We would love to see your Trophy pieces this month!  Share with us on Facebook by tagging @MissMustardSeedsMilkPaint, on Instagram @mmsmilkpaint, and by using our hashtags – #mmsmp #mmsmilkpaint, #iheartmilkpaint, #Trophy, #movemountainsinyourhome, or #proveyourselfwrong.

Happy painting everyone!

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