Interior Designers in Dallas – Selecting the Right Paint Finish
It’s typical to think that the paint color is the most important decision to make while choosing paint and when it comes to finishes there are only a couple of options to chose from. While paint color is for obvious reasons important, the finish can truly create the designing effect you are trying to accomplish. In general paint finishes consist of a couple of different factors that interior designer specifically have to take into account, such as wash-ability and luster.
“Selecting the ideal sheen involves both aesthetic and both practical consideration. From an aesthetic standpoint, sheen creates visual interest and from a practical standpoint, sheen can help extend the life of the paint job,” says Aimee Desrosiers, Director of Marketing for Behr.
Flat paint is on one end of the spectrum while it consists of a more dry lack luster designing finish. Flat paint is a perfect option for walls and ceiling that have imperfections and irregularities and for spaces that are high traffic.
Eggshell enamel is one step up from flat paint but it allows for more scrub-ability compared to the flat paint. In the below image, courtesy of Behr paint, we can see the egg shell paint finish on the walls, the semi-gloss paint on the doors, and the gloss paint on the table which allows for design visual interest to be drawn to each part of the room.
Are you going for a brighter appearance? Then semi gloss would be the finish to flirt with. Having a strong light source with towering windows would allow for the shiny appearance from the semi gloss to come through. The durability is once again much stronger than a flat which makes it an ideal pick for interior designers while designing a kitchen or bathroom.
Interior designers will typically turn to a satin finish when trying create warm pearl like finish to accomplish the look that a semi-gloss or eggshell might create. This finish is perfect for halls, kid’s rooms and woodwork that might need to stand some extra wear and tear.
When interior designers are trying to create a deep rich tone, High Gloss is what they will be turning to. High gloss can tend to show off all imperfections on the flat surface so it is important to make sure the surface is an ideal one. Interior designers are sure to make a statement with their high gloss selection!
Finishes are an important element in the design world for creating the ambiance the designer is looking to accomplish. There are so many options out there so let you creative juices start to flow…happy painting!
In a world of convenience and technology right at our finger tips to meet any and every need, every industry is racing to accommadate to remain in the races. The amount of ideas, inspiration and information available online makes it so we scarcely have to tear away from a computer screen to so much as order a pizza.
When it comes to being creative, we scour blogs and DIY sites and designers’ pages to find that inspiration or direction for just how to go about just about anything, longing for that convenience. It is hard to keep it all in one place and to keep track of where you found that perfect bedroom or that unique painting technique or that one how to on turning a suitcase into a vintage nightstand. Well, a new online operation has taken all of this and put it at your fingertips. Pinterest is the latest fad and the interior designers here at Baker Design Group are for sure utitlizing it.
Acting as a virtual bulletin board, it is simple to get organized, get inspired and get pinning. Gone are the days of forgetting where you found things or having to remember exactly what you googled to get to that perfect furniture site. After installing the “Pin It” button, you can “pin” anything and everything to your account of bulletin boards. While only an image will show on your board, that image will hyperlink directly back to where you found it and you never have to “bookmark” again. Log into your account anywhere and pull up anything that once inspired you and be linked right back to that source. Whats not to love? Not only see what once inspired you, but follow other boards and “re-pin” what’s inspiring others to your own boards.
Who needs cutouts, unorganized post-it notes and cluttered cork boards when you can have all your ideas organized how you like it in one place online. Start by following the boards of Baker Design Group staff members, Heather Mattox http://pinterest.com/hmattox/ and Lisa Sorenson http://pinterest.com/lisasorenson/. See what we’re loving and what designs get our creative juices flowing and then get yours going. Don’t forget, there’ s an app for that too. We love having Pinterest on our phones to be ready to pin at any minute. Ready, set, PIN!