Shiny Surfaces

Feb 10, 2014

High Gloss Paint CeilingThere are several different paint finishes available for various purposes. Eggshell, flat, semi-gloss, gloss, and more – they each have their “ideal” application for various areas of your home or office. People don’t usually consider how the finish will affect the appearance of the wall or trim color, but it is something that you should keep in mind when choosing paint colors for the interior of your Alpharetta, GA home. 

Choosing for Appearance vs. Functionality

Choosing the paint finish will depend on your consideration of either the appearance of the finished product, or its functionality. Your lifestyle and the use of the room you are painting will most likely make that decision for you, but never make your choice based solely on one or other other. High gloss paints are easy to clean off, but reflect lots of light which changes your perception of the color, making it appear brighter and bolder. As a general rule, the glossier the paint, the more light is reflected, and the greater the color distortion. On the contrary, flat finishes are not as easy to clean, but have significantly less light bounce and therefore stay true to color.

Now, you should have a full understanding of how light affects the color of your walls, and how to choose colors based on both the natural light and artificial light that enters the room. Once you’ve got your perfect colors and finishes picked out, give Three Brothers Painting in Woodstock, GA a call and we’ll repaint the interior of your Alpharetta, GA home in no time!

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