To turn the once-drab powder room into a bold and cheerful space, the walls and ceiling were painted navy blue in a semigloss finish. The dark-colored walls and ceiling help tone down the intense chartreuse paint of the adjacent guest room.
These once drab walls and ceiling are now painted a dark navy blue in a semigloss finish. The dark color tones help temper the intense chartreuse paint of the adjacent guest room, while the bold-patterned Roman shade ties all colors together for a harmonious look.
Bergère chairs are iconic to classic French interiors. Known for their deep, wide seats, loose cushions and padded armrests, bergère chairs continue to remain popular both for stylistic and comfort reasons. For this makeover, to put a fresh spin on a pair of bergère chairs found at an estate sale, their wood frames were stripped, then refinished with black oil paint in a semigloss finish.
Dated, contractor-grade vanities can instantly take new shape with the addition of glossy white paint and classic drawer pulls. In its original state, this tiny boy's bathroom featured a low-end cherry vanity as well as drawers and door fronts void of any hardware at all. After one coat of primer and two coats of ultra-white latex paint in a semigloss finish, the old vanity instantly appears new.
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.