We generally think of walls in our home as matte in finish. But they're nothing compared to the chalk-like finish of the walls of the rooms included in this gallery:
Purely matte walls are difficult to keep clean, as they don't take too well to scrubbing and general cleaning without leaving traces of it behind. But we love the look so much, we would definitely consider it for the upper portion of a two-toned wall or in a space where we know it won't get smudged. On the up side: a matte finish is better than gloss at disguising lumps and bumps in a wall's surface. And it diffuses light in the most beautiful of ways.
Do you like this super-matte look as much as we do?
Related: Going Glossy on the Ceiling
(Images: Ricardo Labougle via Design Hole, Laura Moss/Country Living, Madame Chacha, Canadian House & Home, House to Home)