photo via Elle Decor, design by Nate Berkus
High gloss is the most reflective and “blingy” paint finish there is. Because it is the most durable and cleanable, it is a great choice for molding and trim. It is also mildew resistant, making it a good finish for kitchens and bathrooms. I am a big fan of using high gloss in dining rooms because the high sheen creates an elegant sense of depth and drama, reflecting light all around the room. In a design sense, high gloss walls are not for the uncertain or squeamish. They involve considerably more labor and skill than other paint finishes in order to get the paint streak free. Also the walls must be perfectly smooth, seamless and flawless, so wall repairs and resurfacing are likely to need to be done before painting. High gloss paint is unforgiving so it should be done by specialists. However,
the result is well worth the extra expense and efforts- the glossy walls exude drama, boldness and confidence. I absolutely love high gloss, and treasure any client who is willing to go for it in a design scheme.
So does Miles Redd (above), no wonder I love his work, he is very confident with color and paint.
And Todd Alexander Romano, love his work too… Love these bold bright glossy walls. Photo via House & Garden.
Robert Couterier’s dark high gloss paint really makes the art pop. Photo via Elle Decor.
image via www.housecrush.blogspot.com
Dark high gloss adds high drama to this dining room, as pictured in Elle Decor.
Your thoughts- do high gloss interiors make your heart sing? Which one of these is your favorite? Do you have high gloss interiors in your home already? Please share your thoughts and experiences with us…