Selecting Sheen for Your Color
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.
A matte paint delivers a soft, contemporary appearance.
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.
A higher gloss offers dramatic highlights, making a painted room feel more formal.
Greens: Nature-infused tranquility
Infinitely versatile, green paint is a homeowner favorite, with muted greens adding nature-infused tranquility, and brighter ones offering sophisticated charm. From fresh and mossy hues to deep emeralds and forest greens, we offer hundreds of green colors for every style of home. Green paint colors go deeper with jewel tones, creating elegant contrast against almost any neutral shade, including white, gray, beige and black.
A Look at Green Undertones
Yellow and blue, both members of green’s family tree, are the core undertones to look for when considering green. For example, a green door with deep blue undertones compliments a citrusy yellow wall as a backdrop. The wide variety of undertones in the green family offers endless possibilities for dynamic monochromatic schemes.
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.