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This week, I am highlighting two General Finishes Milk Paint colors, Seagull Gray and Persian Blue. They are both my go-to colors when working with milk paint for a light gray and soft blue.
Seagull Gray. The perfect pale gray that doesn’t have any blue hue to it. It is perfect for both the shabby or elegant look, depending on the piece and how you decide to finish it. I have yet to add a wash to this color as it works so well on its own. It has just the perfect amount of gray and creates a very soft effect.
Persian Blue. It is one of my all time favorite colors. It is such a soft, pretty blue and is fantastic on its own or heavenly with a wash. Another paint color highlight will be posted next weekend – shall we go with Chalk Paint?
These colours are so soft and gentle – if a colour can be gentle! Chuckle. I wish I could colour-match them here. Love them, and as you say, Suzanne, they just seem to work well every time.
chris aka monkey
love love the grey xx
Hi Suzanne, I’m totally new to this Virtual World and as I am German from the old World. So please apologize my Sometimes weird english Expressions. As i am following your Blog for a Couple of weeks now I am reale imressed Byte your furniture painting Projects! We Do live in a diy desert Here in Germany so I Wonder How you decide for einher milk or Chalk paint When Planning a furniture redo? I don’t have AnY experience with milk paint so far, and it is very difficult to get it here.
I do Love the Annie sloan paint Even Though it is a bit pricey.
I am Planning to paint my kitchen cabinets and I very much appreciate any advise from a pro.
Uff, that’s it.
Thank you so much for your Great Tutorials!
Have a Nixe Sunday,
Hi Susanne, so exciting to have you follow along all the way from Germany! Welcome! I guess the best answer between using either chalk or milk paint is basically the look you are trying to achieve. I can look at a piece and pretty much know immediately which type of paint I want to use. I also still use latex. Chalk paint is best for the “aged” look and pieces that you want to control the distressing. GF milk paint is smoother, easier to apply but is for a more modern look. You can layer it and have fun with it too but it will not distress the same as the chalk paint will. I am no expert on MMS milk paint. Her’s is not acrylic based and is a totally different beast! You should go on her site to get the details. As far as your kitchen, I am inclined to go with the acrylic paint (GF) and seal them with a strong sealer (they have great tutorials on their blog – http://www.generalfinishes.com). Good luck!!
You really are amazing. I hope to be as good as you someday.
Thank you very much, Billie. What a kind comment and it is much appreciated!