Can Decorative Painting be Modern? Absolutely!
If you’ve picked up any home magazine this year, you’ll find the words “sleek”, “modern” and “clean” on almost every page. We hear these words over and over again. Most people translate that to mean flat white or light gray wall paint, or maybe a simple wallpaper pattern. These are not the only answers. Decorative painting and faux finishing does not mean “Old World” or “Sponging (ugh!)”. It is an illusion painted on, or a texture applied to walls, ceilings, furniture, or just about any surface in your home. It can be “Old World”, but can also be modern, sleek, clean, and contemporary. We want to set the record straight and show you a few FABULOUS contemporary finishes that we hope will peak your curiosity and change your mind about decorative finishes.
The best part about decorative finishes is it’s flexibility in style and uniqueness of the finish. A custom finish is created for your particular space in whatever color and design you desire. It is exclusive to you! Texture adds dimension to a room as well as warmth to a surface. Metallics and micas can give a subtle glow to a space without competing with the décor. Design elements, whether hand painted or stenciled, can give a neutral room a focal point. You will love that your finish will be a one-of-a-kind work of art versus just another wallpaper catalog order number. Best of all there are no seams! When you are ready to redecorate you can just paint over it, and not have to worry about scraping it off inch by inch. Let’s take a look at these 5 “little teasers” of our current favorite modern finishes.
Here are our fav 5 Contemporary Finishes...
Water Color Whimsy
This fanciful design is created to mimic beautiful watercolor flowers. The deep greens and teals make a striking statement that would be just perfect for a powder room or any space you want a contemporary punch of color.
Ombre’, Ombre’, Ombre’
With Ombre’ all the rage why not wash your walls in your favorite color combos?! We are in love with this vibrant Ombre’ finish in pinks and purples! I can just imagine a room bathed in this finish bright or subtle, it’s definitely a showstopper.
Subtle doesn’t have to be boring. With this Metallic Venetian Plaster finish you get high shine with a subtle design that is stunning with understated elegance.
Are you interested in shimmer without the over the top glitz? This finish is for you! Metallic plaster like in this finish can give warmth, depth and a subtle shimmer that’s perfect for any modern home.
Foils are not only some of our most fun finishes but they can be some of the most modern and elegant as well. This design in foil would make a jaw dropping statement in any room of your home.
For more amazing finishes for any style home take a look at our vast portfolio and give us a call if we can help you on your next project.
Janie Ellis, RID, ASID-IP, CF,