Flickr Find: Alternating Flat and Satin Paint Finishes To Create Stripes

Flickr Find: Alternating Flat and Satin Paint Finishes To Create Stripes

Beth Zeigler
Oct 31, 2008

103108paint-01.jpgWe spotted this picture on Flickr after searching for black rooms (we wanted a bit of Halloween inspiration for today). What we found was this amazing black powder room. We actually remember a family member painting their bathroom using this alternating technique and think it's great for a few reasons. More views after the jump.

We love the alternating stripes of satin and flat paint of the same color to create texture on the walls and make the room more interesting. It's one more way paint can help a room out with more than just the color. We also love that they decided to go with colored toilet paper to match the red sink. And you probably didn't catch that the three votives on the wall are holding beta fish!

Here are some other ways paint can be used as more than just a color

  • Midwest # 36: Sally's Stripes These colorful stripes make the room seem huge. They also pull your eyes towards the middle to the top of the room--focusing more on the expanse of the room and not the floor.
  • Look!: Diagonal Wall Stripes This homeowner uses stripes going upward which gives the sense that there are stairs present (even though it's just a wall). By adding these stripes, it feels like there's somewhere else to go in the room, again making the room feel bigger.
  • Look!: Subtle Painted Stripes These stripes are less about the stripes and more about the texture that they're giving off.

    [Images from Champagne Chic interiors]

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