Design Defined: Semi-Gloss Paint Sheen

Design Defined: Semi-Gloss Paint Sheen

semi-gloss paint

Semi-Gloss Paint Sheen:

A semi-gloss paint sheen has a sleek, slightly reflective finish.

It is great for trim and walls but requires careful application as it will show roller and brush marks readily.  It is also a great finish for high traffic areas.

Its important to note that in regard to paint sheens, the higher the sheen, the higher the shine, and the more durable.

Here are a couple examples of a semi-gloss paint finish on trim (during a Christmas celebration):

semi gloss trim

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(Designer and photographer: Minhnuyet Hardy)

Mixing paint sheens is a great way to add visual interest and depth in a space.  For the space above, I used an eggshell finish on the walls and then this semi-gloss paint on all of the trim.

Have you ever mixed paint sheens?  What was the result?

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