Creating custom colors using miss mustard seed’s milk paint
Have you ever seen a dresser on Instagram and wondered what color the painter used, only to be told it was a custom (or bespoke) blend? Have you wanted to mix your own custom colors but don’t know how? Today, I’m sharing how easy it is to mix Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint colors together to create your own unique and beautiful custom blends!
Select your colors
When it comes time for you to mix up your own custom color, you need to decide which colors you want to mix together. I recently painted an oak dresser that needed a little bit of love. I decided that I wanted a lighter version of Shutter Gray by Miss Mustard Seed.
Shutter Gray is a dreamy French blue/gray that is soft and sweet. I liked the color but I wanted to lighten it a bit. So, I picked some Grain Sack off my shelf in my workshop. The Grain Sack is lighter in color, but it has gray undertones, lending itself to fit in well with the faded blue/gray quality of Shutter Gray.
mix your colors together
Once I had my color blend picked out, I literally mixed them together! It’s as simple as that. I made a video tutorial showing you the process because if you’re anything like me, you need to see the process.
I hope you found that video tutorial helpful! It really is as easy as mixing powders together and adding water.
Here’s how my custom color looks all painted out on my oak dresser.
What a difference, eh?
This dresser is such a cute size! At only 24 inches wide, it has a slender footprint making it ideal for fitting in tight spaces.
I’m absolutely in love with the way the oak wood grain, glass knobs and my custom MMS Milk Paint color all work together. It turned out better than I could have pictured!
Just look at how the whitewashed oak wood grain looks perfect nestled up to the custom color.
Now if you’re wondering how I whitewashed the drawers, you’re in luck! I’ll be sharing my technique in another blog post. It’s so much easier than you think!
other custom colors
Here are some other pieces that were painted in custom colors of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.
That’s just a few to get you started. To find more, just search for “custom” or “bespoke” and more examples will pop up here on my blog!
Now how about you? Are you ready to start mixing up your own custom blends?