Flat vs. High Gloss: Best Finishes for Bright Colors

 

Everyone who knows me can tell you I don’t shy away from color. One look at my portfolio and you’ll see glossy green, splashes of yellow and pops of orange. Color infuses creativity and evokes excitement when used properly. When painting with bright colors, it’s especially important to choose the right finish. Glossy paint is a great choice for bright colors because of its long-lasting wear and ease of use when cleaning. Remember to always use primer for prepping surfaces which will also enhance the finish.

Lately, I’ve been influenced by the colorful towns of people around the world. It’s a thrill to see residents use fun colors to brighten up their facades. My travels have inspired me to use the color Green Grape which is why I’ve selected my favorite projects to inspire your color journey. Gather inspiration and you’ll be all set to try that bold red, glossy blue, or PANTONE’s color of the year ultra violet!

 

Cozy with a Pop of Orange is a true tribute to vibrant color. It showcases a sophisticated take on living with lacquer. The family room features sophisticated textiles that evoke animal prints and durable furnishings that can handle the wear and tear of kids and pets.

 Photography: David Duncan Livingston

Photography: David Duncan Livingston

Happy Fam boasts a bright yellow wallpaper in the entryway and continues the use of color throughout the kitchen windows, doors and breakfast nook. The result is a bespoke residence that truly reflects the energy and warmth of the happy family that calls it home.

 
 Photography: David Duncan Livingston

Photography: David Duncan Livingston

 

Squeeze of Lime embodies a  youthful residence enlivened by bold color. The color orange evokes joy, creativity and enjoyment making it the perfect choice for the newly remodeled media room.

 Photography: David Duncan Livingston

Photography: David Duncan Livingston