‘Green Sheen’ pachysandra or Japanese spurge (Pachysandra terminalis ‘Green Sheen’) earns its name from glossy green leaves. Pachysandra flowers in early spring, showcasing white blooms that stand above leaves.
A room that went from being outdated and drab, with a full wall of mirrors and no discernable theme, to the masterpiece you see today. The metallic wallpaper on the statement wall behind the bed reflects light around the room, so deep color in that the headboard doesn’t seem overbearing – instead it feels regal. The teal color in the pillows ties in with the artwork, and brings a sense of levity to this sophisticated space.
Boule chandeliers glimmer against the Phillip Jeffries wallpaper in this sleek New York dining room. Curves dominate the space, found in the lighting, the round mirror and the soft curve of the chair backs. The sheen of the fabrics and wallcovering reflect the light that enters the space through massive steel-encased windows.
A very sculptural gold mirror adds eye-catching texture over the bed. A graphic wallpaper resembling dripping paint, features a sheen finish caught in the natural light from the window. A pair of matching end tables and pendant lights are placed at either side of the bed framing the simple black bed frame and black and white bed linens.
A black and white three-fold headboard and Buddha art canvas bring traditional asian flair to the contemporary feel of this bedroom. A mix of throw pillows features yellow, orange and purple tones with a sheen finish reflecting the natural light from the windows. Midcentury modern nightstands support warm-toned table lamps on both sides of the bed. A brown rug is angled across the floor to create an interesting line through the room.
A long arched wall leads into this beautiful formal dining room. Gold and silver chairs bring a lovely sheen to the darker color palette and shine against the long, dark wooden dining table. Three ornate black chandeliers hang above the table created a low-light ambiance.
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.