The unwritten rule that trims should be painted in high gloss finishes with ceilings in a bright matt white has underpinned the way many of us decorate our homes. But you really can be as creative with sheen as with colour!
Finishes can be cleverly chosen to mask and accent architectural features in the home. Disguise uneven walls with a chalky matt finish, pick out delicate plasterwork with distemper or highlight your favourite pieces of furniture with Farrow & Ball Modern Eggshell.
We’ve gathered our top tips to help inspire you to play with finish…
3. As with colour, sheen can be mixed and matched to create a cohesive scheme. Try painting chairs in Estate Eggshell, Modern Eggshell and Full Gloss, all in the same colour. With 20%, 40% and 95% sheen, each variance will subtly add character.
5. Consider using a flat matt finish on the outside of wardrobes or cupboards with a deep gloss within, adding a secret pocket of sheen and creating a dramatic backdrop to your belongings.
6. Add a splash of colour to bathrooms and kitchens with our mould resistant Modern Emulsion. This hardy finish can then be combined with Modern Eggshell on cabinetry and trim for a noticeable shift from matt walls to mid sheen woodwork.
Header image: Farrow & Ball Teresa’s Green in Modern Eggshell and Estate Emulsion