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.
Invigorate any room with orange. Depending on the hue, orange paint can deliver vibrancy or warmth. Create a soft, flattening color scheme with pastel peach and whites with just a hint of orange. Consider more earthy or spice-toned oranges—think terracotta or cinnamon—for a sophisticated, classic look. For a high impact punch, pair orange with a deep navy blue for a complementary color scheme. Color shy? Use just a titch of orange paint as an accent.
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.