Paint Finish Inspiration: A Gallery of Moody Matte Walls

Paint Finish Inspiration: A Gallery of Moody Matte Walls

Anna Hoffman
Oct 12, 2011

I'm a sucker for a dramatic glossily lacquered wall color, but lately I've been falling hard for matte finish. It looks especially dreamy on deep moody colors. Don't you just want to curl up in these rooms and hibernate till Spring comes again?

Really matte walls are a headache to care for, to be sure, and every time anyone brushes against one is a minor disaster. But the look is so pleasing, it would be a fun finish in a less-trafficked area.

I especially love the look when it's paired with a high-shine metallic or lacquer, like the gold frames in image 2 or the disco shower in image 4.

What do you think? Do you like the matte look?

Images: 1 A Perfect Gray; 2 Brabourne Farm; 3 Design Hole; 4 Bellinter House Hotel via Stylesight; 5 Spicer + Bank on Pinterest; 6 Paige Morse's home on Design Sponge; 7 Kay Douglass design via Splendid Sass; 8 Jeffers Design Group via Design Wali.

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