The selection of finish depends on the desired mood, aesthetic and functional goal of the room you are painting. For a highly sophisticated look, paint both walls and trim in one hue, either using the same finish on both surfaces, or using a lower sheen on the walls such as a matte. Opt for a semi-gloss or high gloss on the trim for subtle contrast. Matte A matte paint delivers a soft, contemporary appearance. Semi-Gloss Higher sheens, like semi-gloss, are easy to clean, making them great options for cabinets or doors that are frequently opened, closed and in general, touched a lot. High Gloss A higher gloss offers dramatic highlights, making a painted room feel more formal.
Blue is a favorite for those interested in exploring colors “beyond” neutral. Shades of blue are synonymous with design dependability and classic style. Livable and graceful, it’s always a good time to dive into blue.
The appearance of wall colors tends to shift throughout the day. Paint colors are especially prone to taking on different tonalities from morning to evening, under both natural and artificial lighting conditions. We suggest that you purchase a color sample of the shades you like best and test each one before you decide on a final color.
Consider going bolder with the blue family, as seen in this all-blue room. A deep blue paint on walls, ceiling and even trim creates a seamless, energetic design. Dimension and drama comes by way of sheen: lustrous semi-gloss on the ceiling scatters light through the room, and a more flat eggshell on walls creates a soft, calming envelope.