We love each and every one of the colors in the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint palette. They have been carefully chosen and formulated, and Marian has lovingly named them based upon things that inspire her.
While our colors are gorgeous to use right out of the bag, they’re even more fun to mix together to create new bespoke colors! We have found a few lovely combinations from some of our retailers and regular users that we wanted to share with you. Maybe their Milk Paint mixture will inspire your next project!
Let’s begin with Sharon’s beautiful French Blue. Sharon is the owner of I Restore Stuff in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Sharon mixed equal parts Farmhouse White and Bergere to get a gorgeous French Blue.
The subject for her makeover were these sweet nightstands. Didn’t they turn out fabulous?
Sharon’s recipe is different from our Eulalie’s Sky in that it’s not as aqua and it definitely retails the smoky blue quality of Bergere. And let’s face it…that’s why we love that color, right?
Here’s what Sharon’s tables looked like before:
Quite the transformation, eh?
When you mix two or more Milk Paint colors together, Sharon has some wonderful tips to help you in the process.
Our next custom color example is one that you’ve definitely seen before. This is the vintage chalkboard mix that Allison of The Golden Sycamore developed. It’s 3 parts Boxwood and 2 parts Artissimo.
What you may not have seen before is the gorgeous dresser that Chelsey of Shop A Cozy House painted using Allison’s Chalkboard Mix.
Just finished up those cute little oak bow front dresser for #luckettsholidayopenhouse! It is a mix of #mmsmilkpaint artissimo and boxwood. I was looking for a pretty vintage green and this mix worked out perfectly! I can't wait to decorate it up for Christmas! #acozyhouse #etsy #etsyseller #luckettstore #luckettsholidaymarket #furnituremakeover #paintedfurniture #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #ironstone
Isn’t her staging so simple and sweet? This color combination looks fabulous on small chests of drawers and tables. It’s incredibly versatile too because you can “season” the piece to be a chalkboard, like Marian did on this one:
Or you can seal your piece with any of our finishes and enjoy the gorgeous color as-is. It’s to die for during the holidays!
Next is a beautiful Swedish Blue that Goedele of Dala Muses mixed up for an adorable chest of drawers. To get her bespoke hue, Goedele mixed equal parts Mora, Grain Sack, and Trophy.
Here is the resulting color:
It’s soft, sweet, airy, and simple. Can’t you see all of the colors showing a bit? We can and we loved it!
Finally, we’d like to share a divine neutral combination that Jenn of Eight Hundred Furniture mixed up. Take equal parts Marzipan and Schloss to create a lovely “putty”.
Jenn painted it on a round oak pedestal table with empire legs and a vintage china cupboard. Sometimes it leans gray and other times it leans beige. Either way the light shines, we thought it’s a lovely neutral to add to your palette.
We hope these bespoke mixtures have inspired you to try your hand at mixing your own custom color. If you discover one you fall in love with, share it with us! Tag “@mmsmilkpaint” on Instagram and “@MissMustardSeedsMilkPaint” on Facebook.