A Simple Paint Finish Swap Can Make a Room Look EXPENSIVE

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Make a Room Look EXPENSIVE

You decided to paint a room - the color is chosen, so everything is ready, right? Not so fast. The decision that will have the biggest impact on the look of your bedroom is between you and a weekend of rollers and brushes: the paint finish.

Matte, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Glossy, and Glossy - what do they all mean and what do you choose for a room that looks intentional and dare we say expensive? We have consulted expert designers for their opinions and are sharing their advice with you.

First, Which Finish Is Right for Your Space? 

From matte to glossy, paint finish terms describe how glossy the paint is or how much light each reflects. The glossy paint, with its characteristic shine, reflects a lot of light, while the matte finish absorbs light.

Besides light, matte can be beautiful on a textured wall where you don't want to highlight blemishes. It has a warm and informal feel that invites you in. However, matte is not as easy to clean as gloss paint.

Grab a sponge and you are very likely to leave a mark (believe this to someone who recently spilled a cup of coffee on the frosted kitchen wall). You will see all the blemishes and scratches.

If you feel shiny, semi-glossy, and shiny it will reflect light like your favorite disco ball. These reflective finishes fade easily and are great in bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, anywhere you might find a mess.

You can also use them in small rooms or on ceilings to make the space look increasingly lighter, even in a dark color.

Quick tip
To err on the side of durability, satin or eggshell are solid options and are the most common paint finishes on most residential projects. Somewhere between smooth and glossy, these finishes have a light, almost velvety sheen that looks like a cousin in a matte suit.

How a Simple Paint Finish Swap Can Transform a Room

Each of these paint finish options can completely transform a room. You can use a dark green with a matte finish to create a cozy mid-century bookcase, then switch to the same bright color and finish in an upscale lounge, perfect for sipping a cocktail in a coupe glass.

So what finish do designers prefer to create a sophisticated and streamlined look? We asked the experts, and apparently, the answer just depends on the project.

Go Glam With High Gloss

Taking a room to the next level and turning it into a 'glamorous' space using high gloss paint is the way to go. Create a feeling that you are entering a special place.

Eggshell and matte are more practical and easier to apply, but they don't give the same glamorous appeal as a high-gloss paint. If you don't want to go all the way, simply painting the ceiling in high gloss and using matte or eggshell on the walls will give it a classy look without compromising entirely.

We love the bold look you can get with a glossy finish. A high-gloss finish reflects light and attracts attention. In essence, a high-gloss paint finish makes a bold impact.

Due to its high light reflective quality, the high gloss finish is the perfect way to accentuate ornate architectural details and woodwork. It is an impressive way to achieve a sophisticated and elegant look.

When we hope to inject some drama into space or highlight some wood, we opted for a glossy finish to refract the light and draw attention directly to the painting.

Most of the time, we incorporate glossy paints in powder rooms or areas with intricate woodwork or paneling. A bright glow can also help lighten dark paintings so the room doesn't look too heavy or heavy.

Let the Design Shine With a Matte Finish

The matte paint finish adds a casual and cozy appeal to space. As the matte finish absorbs light, it has less shine, causing a subtle but velvety effect. The matte finish allows the other decorative elements of the space to contribute to the overall feel and design of a space.

We generally prefer a matte finish for the walls. It sets a nice, neutral tone in a room and is the perfect backdrop for other design elements. Eggshell or satin finishes are great for woodworking or woodworking if you want a more matte look, but semi-gloss or high-gloss finishes are better at woodworking and joinery for a more traditional look.

Keep Things Easy and Elegant With Eggshell

Herring loves the versatility and light sheen of an eggshell, it's the middle ground between matte and glossy. Eggshell is typically used in space for its durability in high-traffic areas such as children's rooms, hallways, and bathrooms.

It absorbs just the right amount of light without being excessive or drawing too much attention to the imperfections in the areas.

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Source: Home Repair Tutor

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