Choosing the Right Paint Finish for Every Room in Your Home

paint finishPaint can have a transformative effect but when choosing paint for your home, it is not only color that you should consider carefully, but paint finish as well. The paint finish your choose impacts not only the aesthetic of a room but also the functionality. From matte to high-gloss, the variety of paint finishes available can be overwhelming. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of selecting the ideal paint finish for every room.

How to Choose the Right Paint Finish for Each Room in Your Home

  • Matte Finish 
    • Matte finishes are known for their subtle, non-reflective appearance. This subtle finish is perfect for bedrooms, dining rooms, and areas where you want to create a calm and cozy ambiance. It is important to be aware that matte finishes, unlike their higher-sheen counterparts, are less resistant to stains and scuff marks. So, they may not be ideal for high-traffic areas or rooms with active children or pets.
  • Eggshell Finish
    • Eggshell finish has a soft and velvety appearance with a slight sheen. This finish works well in living rooms, hallways, and adult bedrooms. If you are debating between matte and satin finishes, eggshell is a great compromise because it is durable, easy to clean, and can hide minor imperfections on your walls. 
  • Satin Finish
    • A satin finish paint has a gentle sheen that adds a touch of elegance to any room. This finish produces a smooth and slightly reflective surface that makes it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, and children’s rooms because it is relatively easy to clean and is more resistant to stains and moisture than matte or eggshell finishes. However, be aware that they can highlight wall imperfections so you should always properly prepare the surface before painting.
  • Semi-Gloss Finish
    • Semi-gloss finish has a noticeable sheen and is highly durable which makes it ideal for areas that require frequent cleaning, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. This finish is also a practical choice for trim, doors, and furniture because it is resistant to moisture, stains, and scuffs. Like a satin finish, semi-gloss may highlight surface imperfections because of its high sheen.
  • High-Gloss Finish
    • High-gloss finish is the most reflective and glossy option available. It produces a polished, mirror-like appearance that can instantly elevate the aesthetics of any room. However, high-gloss finishes are not commonly used for entire walls, as they can be too intense and emphasize imperfections. Instead, they are usually used for things like accent walls, furniture, or architectural features.