When a client comes to me for color consultation, I think in terms of color & sheen — and also special effects. The whiz bang that makes a movie exciting can elevate a room, too. Many paint lines have special effects paint - Ralph Lauren is the first that comes to mind. From metallics to suede, river rock, and the glow of candlelight, Ralph has special effects paints that add dimension and distinction.
I particularly like metallic paint used in small doses to highlight architectural features. In a contemporary dining room with squared off columns, I had a custom charcoal metallic put on the columns - and the space turned out incredibly. The clients were a little hesitant at the thought, but were thrilled with the result.
If you want to add sparkle to a surface that must stand up to intense wear, there's a commercial grade metallic paint made just for that. Scuffmaster Metallics come in a range of great colors, from regular metals to ethereal blues and floating-on-a-feather spring greens.
Scuffmaster describes them as Pretty. Tough. Paint.
I describe them as Metallic Sparkle. Marvelous Color. Indestructible Finish.
I love them for a vanity, cupboard doors, a special piece of furniture, the drawer fronts of a chest of drawers, the bench in a mudroom, or anything in a kids' bathroom or bedroom. If you put in the work to make it shine, you want it to stay that way - and Scuffmaster Metallics will, no matter what you throw at it. When durability counts, Scuffmaster will not disappoint. And on top of all that, their water based, low VOC formula makes them environmentally friendly, too. Sometimes when it glitters, it is gold.