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@Oznell wrote:

Wow, @tiny 2 !   Thank you for coming up with the name of the paint!   I tend to love "blackened blues".

 

How did you find out?  Do you have one of Jay Jeffers' decorating books?


@Oznell,

 

Just sleuthing around lol. I found the photo then the book and there was a little description by the photo that stated the paint color.

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@tiny 2  Thank you for the information, much appreciated!  Thank you also @Oznell .

 

I just came back from a journey through rabbit holes of articles and youtube videos, about paint characteristics.  Learned something about fire hydrants.  One youtube person (Paint Sheen Differences Explained in 5 Minutes, a youtube video by Practical Painting) said that high gloss paint is not as common for interiors but is really common for exteriors, where like an industrial high gloss paint is used for fire hydrants where it will be noticeable and hold up in weather.

 

 

 

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@QVCisFun,  you have delved into such an engrossing topic--  paint finishes.  They can make such a difference!  Sometimes I really like interior high gloss finishes, the "lacquered" look, which is difficult to achieve perfectly, but in certain high concept rooms can be so striking.   Love Venetian plaster look.

 

More often, I like matte finishes, which of course show marks fairly readily    The in-beween finishes, like that satin one in the blue living room, in the right space, are so effective, and, to me, almost "mysterious"....

 

Do you like a room that has matte or eggshell walls, and then, gloss on trim, that is all the same paint color, just the two different finishes?   I find that look appealing.  

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@QVCisFun wrote:

Do you know how they achieved that beautiful satiny sheen finish in the blue sitting room, whether it is a certain type of paint used or if it involves a technique, @Oznell  ?  I like the interior vintage architecture that was retained.  Also like the exterior.  Thanks.

 


 

The beautiful blue fireplace was painted with satin finish paint.  I use that finish in my home also.  

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Love hearing from another satin-finish fan, @Sunshine Kate !    In the right application, it has such a sophisticated, intrigueing effect....

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I love the exterior architecture and the porch. I like most of the rooms, but would need to add some color to the neutral kitchen & sunroom. My least favorite space is the blue room. The color is fine for accents in pillows or accessories, but I'd prefer a much lighter wall color. 

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@Oznell wrote:

@QVCisFun,  you have delved into such an engrossing topic--  paint finishes.  They can make such a difference!  Sometimes I really like interior high gloss finishes, the "lacquered" look, which is difficult to achieve perfectly, but in certain high concept rooms can be so striking.   Love Venetian plaster look.

 

More often, I like matte finishes, which of course show marks fairly readily    The in-beween finishes, like that satin one in the blue living room, in the right space, are so effective, and, to me, almost "mysterious"....

 

Do you like a room that has matte or eggshell walls, and then, gloss on trim, that is all the same paint color, just the two different finishes?   I find that look appealing.  


@Oznell  

Yes, I like a room that has matte or eggshell walls, and then, gloss on trim, that is all the same paint color, just the two different finishes.  That is what we have in all of our rooms (neutral warm white matte walls and ceilings, and semi-gloss on trim), except it is all gloss (no matte) in the bathrooms and kitchen.
 
I like the Venetian plaster look.  I also discovered I like the lacquered look, as you had shown in one of your discussion threads (Fred Astaire's Park Avenue Apartment).  I actually like lots of looks for interiors even though I wouldn't necessarily do them in my home.  Paint is complicated, lots of variables that can make choosing the right one a bit overwhelming (and with an end result that might still look nothing like how we imagined/hoped it would look from just a sample), especially when having to factor in if it will work with the already existing drapes, furniture, floors, carpets, tile, artwork. . . .  So sticking with a warm white neutral has worked well for us to keep the results simple, as expected, innocuous, and pleasant.
 
I enjoy seeing the different looks as shown in the many discussion threads and elsewhere, learn lots of new terms, techniques, get ideas, see some beautiful outcomes, even if only to appreciate just certain parts of the whole.  For example, I'm not too fond of that blue sitting room as a whole as it is too dark looking to me, but I love the way the light reflects off of the blue satin sheen paint, it is gorgeous.
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@Sunshine Kate wrote:

@QVCisFun wrote:

Do you know how they achieved that beautiful satiny sheen finish in the blue sitting room, whether it is a certain type of paint used or if it involves a technique, @Oznell  ?  I like the interior vintage architecture that was retained.  Also like the exterior.  Thanks.

 


 

The beautiful blue fireplace was painted with satin finish paint.  I use that finish in my home also.  


@Sunshine Kate Thank you.  The satin finish paint is a beautiful look!

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So true, @QVCisFun ,  about the sometimes wildly unpredictable nature of paint.  And like anything that involves color, there are ever-present psychological factors to be figured in to the equation too.  Thanks for taking the time to give some of your interesting takes.

 

In our house, although certain key rooms have color on the walls, like you, I have some with warm white walls which I love.  As long as it's not 'stark' bright white, soft white is, to me, classic and versatile... 

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I chose my university partly based on the number of Victorians and Queen Annes around it.

 

The problem with many of these homes is that they can be cramped and dark to the point of depressing.

 

I like the modern twist here and the attempt to bring in the light.  It allows us to see the beauty of the house's "bones."

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