Shimmer and metallics bring presence to this traditional, oceanside master bedroom. The homeowner requested remote-controlled shades to control the level of light entering this third floor space with a full wall of windows. Iridescent tile creates a focal point out of the fireplace, while a comfy chair and ottoman in a light-filled corner creates a cozy spot for reading. Custom quartz lamps adorn the bedside tables.
When looking to update existing cabinet door fronts without major costs, keep in mind that glossy black and glossy white paint instantly modernize almost any style door front, resulting in a much newer look. In order to properly refinish old cabinet door fronts, first, remove them from the casing, marking the back of each door front and the inside of the cabinet with painter's tape marked with coordinating numbers. Next, remove the existing finish with fine-grit sandpaper and wipe away dust with a damp cloth. Add an even coat of primer to the front and back of each door front as well as the fascia of the cabinet casing. Lastly, use a professional-grade, two- or three-inch angled brush to apply two coats of a high-gloss latex paint, as well as a clear coat of polyurethane. Keep the space well-ventilated for 24 to 48 hours to allow fumes to subside.
Throw pillows with a glossy finish give a reflective quality to the neutral sofa. A gray leather upholstered coffee table displays stacked breakfast trays and vases for simple and sophisticated decor. Asian wall art adds a touch of green against the neutral tones in the design.
When selecting paint sheens, keep in mind that shiny surfaces help to make a small space feel larger because they are reflective, like in this modern kitchen with high-gloss orange cabinets. Use a semigloss sheen to visually expand a small kitchen or bathroom. Softer sheens, such as satin or eggshell, give bedrooms — especially kids' rooms and living areas — a more subtle finish.
Black subway tile makes a smart backsplash for this Art Deco bathroom (that's Marilyn Monroe approved). Upper walls are covered in heathered gray wallpaper, a strong contrast to the tiles' glossy finish.
Dark, polished concrete floors make the bright white kitchen pop in this modern home. Low-back white chairs line a large island beneath a row of black pendant lights. A glossy finish makes the sleek white cabinets shine.
From this side of the kitchen island, guests can see the red tile backsplash against the far wall. Thanks to its warm hue and glossy finish, the accent pairs well with the wood cabinetry and generates visual interest.
Quatrefoil tile makes a beautiful backsplash in this kitchen; its glossy finish shines in the light, while its unique shape adds visual interest to the space. The marble countertops were a smart choice, too, as they complement the stainless range.
This eat-in kitchen gives a nod to modern design with its streamlined cabinetry and glossy finishes. A combination of track and pendant lighting illuminate the space, originally featured on HGTV's Kitchen Cousins, and shows off the pale hardwood floors and a pink tile accent wall.
This jewel box of a bathroom sits adjacent to a swimming pool, so water inspired the palette and design. The white porcelain wall tiles feature a smooth, wave pattern. On the floating vanity, the blue glossy finish is a marine gel coat applied in many layers.